The ESL One Los Angeles Dota 2 Major was postponed Thursday due to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19.
“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,” stated ESL’s official Twitter account.
The event had been scheduled for March 20-22.
“We are working closely with Valve to determine a new time and location for the Major,” ESL posted, adding that ticket holders will receive refunds.
— ESL Dota2 (@ESLDota2) March 12, 2020
California has recorded at least 200 cases of the coronavirus. Travel restrictions implemented by the U.S. contributed to the decision to postpone.
According to recent reports, COVID-19 has infected more than 130,000 people worldwide and claimed nearly 5,000 lives.
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