- ESL One Dota 2 Los Angeles Major has been postponed due to the Coronavirus
- A new location and date has yet to be announced, although they're offering refunds to ticket holders
- The Overwatch League has also cancelled homestand live events over March and April
The ESL One Dota 2 Los Angeles Major has become the latest event to be postponed due to the Coronavirus, with a new location and date yet to be announced.
The Los Angeles Major, which was scheduled to take place from 20-22nd March at the Shrine Auditorium, has been postponed due to travel restrictions caused by the virus outbreak.
A statement from ESL reads: “In light of recent travel restrictions and the evolving COVID-19 situation, ESL is postponing the ESL One Los Angeles 2020 Dota 2 Major.
“While we were very excited to bring the first ever Dota 2 Major to Los Angeles, the safety and well-being of our players, attendees, coaches, partners and ESL staff must come first.
“We are working closely with Valve to determine a new time and location for the Major. We are deeply disappointed but believe this outcome is in the best interest of all of the people who makes these incredible events possible.”
ESL are sending out emails to those who have purchased tickets to offer a full refund.
This delay comes after US President Donald Trump enforced a travel ban for 30 days from 26 European countries, preventing talent from travelling to the country.
We are NOT canceling #OWL2020. Out of concern for fans, players, staff, and others we have just canceled upcoming Homestand events. We WILL be playing matches with our teams this month, next month, and beyond – and these matches will be broadcast to fans. (Part 1)— Overwatch League (@overwatchleague) March 11, 2020
Blizzard has also cancelled Overwatch League homestand events taking place across March and April, although the matches will still go ahead in an online capacity.