EA postpones Apex Legends, FIFA 20 live events due to COVID-19

American video game company Electronic Arts (EA) published a statement regarding their upcoming competitive gaming events. This update informed viewers and players about their plans as the global COVID-19 situation worsens. Additionally, they share a FAQ section to let fans know more information about future dates and refunds. The two EA games impacted by the COVID-19 are Apex Legends and FIFA 20. Some events listed on the statement are the Apex Legends Global Series and the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series. EA explains while some events are being canceled, they have postponed others. The list goes as follows:

Apex Legends Global Series

  • Major 1 of the Apex Legends Global Series | Arlington, Texas | March 13 – 15 | Postponed
  • Apex Legends Global Series Online Tournament #2 | March 21 and 23 | Remains

EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series

  • CONMEBOL eLibertadores Online & Live Event | March 7 – 8 | Postponed
  • eChampions League | Online Qualifiers | March 14 – 15 | Remains
  • FUT Champions Cup Stage V |  Bucharest | April 3 – 5 | Canceled 
  • PlayStation Licensed Qualifying Event | May 2 – 3 | Canceled

  • Electronic Arts


    Our community’s health is our number 1 priority. Here’s an important message regarding upcoming competitive gaming events in the wake of COVID-19: https://www.ea.com/news/competitive-gaming-update 

    Coronavirus – An update on EA’s Upcoming Competitive Gaming Events

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting communities around the world. This is an update on Apex Legends and FIFA 20 Global Series.



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    Similar to other events impacted by COVID-19, EA prioritized the safety and health of its organizers and players. “These decisions haven’t come easy … We believe that making these changes are in the best interest of protecting the health of the community, including competitors, attendees, and staff.” Additionally, the events will be updated according to the results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).

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