The Chinese language authorities has canceled all worldwide sporting occasions within the nation for the rest of 2020, in accordance with an Related Press report as highlighted by esports journalist Rod Breslau. This announcement by the federal government may probably trigger TJ Sports activities (a three way partnership of Riot Video games and Tencent Esports) to make drastic modifications to the League of Legends World Championship, which is ready to happen in Shanghai later this yr.
Trials for the 2022 Winter Olympic Video games will nonetheless happen in Beijing and Zhangjiakou in accordance with the AP report, however each different sporting occasion scheduled for 2020 has been canceled by China’s Basic Administration of Sports activities.
As identified by Niko Companions Senior Analyst Daniel Ahmad, earlier this week Tencent stated (per a Forbes China report) that Worlds 2020 was nonetheless on monitor for Shanghai, however this was previous to this newest information popping out of China.
Additionally per The Esports Observer’s reporting, each Tencent and TJ Sports activities have indicated a number of occasions within the months following the preliminary COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in Wuhan that Worlds 2020 was nonetheless on monitor to happen in Shanghai.
The Esports Observer has reached out to TJ Sports activities, Riot Video games, and Tencent for additional particulars.