COVID-19 Live Esports Updates

Coronavirus Live Esports Updates

The coronavirus COVID-19 has put whole countries in quarantine and flights are cancelled all over the world. The current situation affects millions of peoples daily life and not even esports can escape the effect of the pandemic. Many big tournaments have already cancelled and most others are working on solutions or decisions. In the list below we have all of the upcoming tournaments in the world of esports and we will update the list as soon as information is available. 

Further down in this article you can find more information about each game specifically and relevant information about the decisions that have been made regarding the events.

 

Game Tournament Date Location Status Information
CS:GO IEM Katowice 24/2 - 1/3 Katowice Played without audience  
CS:GO ESL Pro League Season 11 16/3 - 12/4 TBA Played online Groupstages played online
CS:GO FLASHPOINT 13/3 Los Angeles Played Played in a studio
Apex Legends Global Series Major 13/3 - 15/3 Arlington Delayed  
Dota 2 ESL One Los Angeles 15/3 - 22/3 Los Angeles Delayed Planning a new date
SF5 Capcom Pro Tour Spring 2020 Several Cancelled  
Tekken 7 Tokyo Tekken Masters 4/4 - 5/4 Tokyo, Japan Delayed  
Dota 2  ONE Esports Jakarta Inv. 17/4 - 19/4 Jakarta, Indonesia Delayed Being played in November
Rocket League Rocket League World Championship 24/4 - 26/4 Texas Cancelled  
TwitchCon TwitchCon Amsterdam 2/5 - 3/5 Amsterdam, Holland Cancelled  
LoL LEC Spring 2020 Germany Played Online Resumed 3/20
LoL Mid-Season Invitational May TBA Cancelled Moved to 3-19th July
LoL LPL Spring 2020 China Played online  
LoL LCK Spring 2020 South Korea Delayed Resumed 3/23
LoL LCS Spring 2020 Frisco Played Online Resumed 3/21
LoL LJL Spring 2020 Japan Played  
Overwatch Overwatch League Spring 2020 Global Played online  
Call of Duty Call of Duty League Spring 2020 Global Played online  
Hearthstone Hearthstone Masters Tour 20/3 - 22/3 Los Angeles, USA Played online  
PUBG PUBG Global Series Berlin 30.3 - 12.4 Berlin, Germany Delayed New date has not been announced
Dota 2 EPICENTER Major 2/5 - 10/5 Moscow, Russia Cancelled  

CSGO tournaments affected by Coronavirus 

How is the recent coronavirus outbreak affecting the CSGO scene? 

  • ESL Pro League is being played online. Playoffs to be played in a studio (at least according to current information). 
  • FLASHPOINT is being played on LAN environment in a studio in Los Angeles. 

 

DOTA 2 tournaments affected by Coronavirus 

How is the recent coronavirus outbreak affecting the DOTA 2 scene?

  • ESL One Los Angeles major has been cancelled. 
  • ONE Esports Jakarta Invitational has been moved to November.
  • EPICENTER Major has been cancelled.

LoL tournaments affected by Coronavirus 

How is the recent coronavirus outbreak affecting the LoL scene?

  • LPL Played Online 
  • LEC finals moved from Budapest to Berlin 
  • LCS Spring Split Finals to be played without audience 
  • LJL played online 

 

 

Call of Duty affected by Coronavirus

How is the recent coronavirus outbreak affecting the CoD scene?

  • Call of Duty League is being played online

Overwatch affected by Coronavirus

How is the recent coronavirus outbreak affecting the Overwatch scene?

  • Overwatch League is being played online

Apex Legends affected by Coronavirus

How is the recent coronavirus outbreak affecting the scene for Apex Legends?

  • Apex Legends Global Series has been delayed and has yet to announce a new date for the tournament

Rocket League affected by Coronavirus

How is the recent coronavirus outbreak affecting the scene for Rocket League?

  • Rocket League Championship Series Season 9, or the World Championship has been cancelled

Hearthstone affected by Coronavirus

How is the recent coronavirus outbreak affecting the scene for Hearthstone?

  • Hearthstone Masters Tour will be played online until further notice

Street Fighter V affected by Coronavirus

How is the recent coronavirus outbreak affecting the scene for Street Fighter V?

  • Capcom Pro Tour has been cancelled until further notice

 

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Janne Kouva

12 March 2020
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