EA has now come forward with their full statement on their affected events. They have postponed the Apex Legends Global Series along with giving an update on the scene.
This is their full statement covering all factors:
“The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting communities around the world, including the gaming industry. As a result, we are providing the following updates for the Apex Legends Global Series and the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series.
Apex Legends Global Series:
Major 1 of the Apex Legends Global Series | Arlington, Texas | March 13 – 15 | Postponed
EA is postponing this event and will provide a new event date and updated Apex Legends Global Series schedule in the near future.
Apex Legends Global Series Online Tournament #2 | March 21 and 23 | Remains
Apex Legends Global Series Online Tournament #2 will take place as planned.
EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series:
CONMEBOL Libertadores Online & Live Event | March 7 – 8 | Postponed
EA is postponing this event and will provide a new date for it in the future.
eChampions League | Online Qualifiers | March 14 – 15 | Remains
EA will be holding the eChampions League online qualifier March 14th and 15th as planned, more details for the eChampions League live event will be announced at a later date.
FUT Champions Cup Stage V | Bucharest | April 3 – 5 | Cancelled
This event is now canceled.
PlayStation Licensed Qualifying Event | May 2 – 3 | Cancelled
The live Licensed Qualifying Event originally scheduled for May 2nd and 3rd has been canceled.
However, while we don’t have any new dates to share at this point in time, we’ll look to provide more information regarding these events and the effect on each of the Global Series as soon as we can.
Similarly, these decisions haven’t come easy, but given the large, global nature of these events, we believe that making these changes is in the best interest of protecting the health of the community, including competitors, attendees, and staff. As we continue to monitor the situation around the Coronavirus and receive guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), we’ll continue to evaluate and provide more updates as it relates to all of EA’s Competitive Gaming events. “
In addition, the first organized online Global Event for Apex had already commenced early this year. However, it now follows with postponed majors. In conclusion, time shall tell what holds for the Apex Esports scene.
For all the updates on Global Series, visit EA’s Website for more information.