EA SUSPENDS ALL COMPETITIVE GAMING LIVE EVENTSApril 16, 2020
A New Update After Last Week’s Initial Communication on the Impact of Coronavirus
This is an unprecedented time. With so many changes happening around the world to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, ea are now announcing that suspending all live events for EA’s competitive gaming series, including the Apex Legends™ Global Series, EA SPORTS™ FIFA 20 Global Series, FIFA Online 4 Live Events and Madden NFL 20 Championship Series. This includes EA-operated events as well as third-party events run under license from EA. Additionally, this includes all competitive gaming content except for broadcasts that can be individually produced remotely. Online events, where participants and staff are remote and separated will continue. This suspension of events and broadcasts will start today, March 13th, and will be in effect until the global coronavirus situation improves.
The priority is protecting competitors, employees, partner’s employees and communities. As ea continue to monitor the situation around the coronavirus and receive updated guidance from health officials around the world, ea will use this time to determine next steps for moving forward with all of EA’s Competitive Gaming live events and online broadcasts.
Thank you for understanding. Please be safe and be well. ea look forward to returning to events and broadcasts when the time is right.