In a press release, PUBG Corporation announced that it was postponing PGS Berlin due to concerns over the Coronavirus. The will be providing an update on what will happen next once they have worked through all of the options for the “fans, players, and staff”. This event was supposed to be starting the season for PUBG in April.
“With the health and safety of our players, employees, and fans as our top priorities, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone April’s PGS: Berlin event. The dates and times of regional qualifiers may also be subject to change. The plan to host four PUBG global esports events in 2020 remains unchanged, and we are actively exploring options for when a replacement event can be held.” – PUBG Corporation
This is not the first esport that has canceled events due to the Coronavirus. The LPL for League of Legends has suspended play for the time being. The Overwatch League has also postponed their scheduled homestand in China for as early as this coming weekend. This is the first even to be canceled nearly two months out which brings up the question, could other leagues be worried about the virus affecting their plans for the next few months as well?
It will be worth monitoring as more information comes out about the virus that has come from Wuhan China. This is also the first event to be canceled outside of China. As more information comes available The Game Haus will continue to update fans.
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