Organizers For EVO 2020 Still Planning This Year’s Event For Mid Summer


Posted on March 20, 2020 by Nick Moreno

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It is no question that the continually increasing concerns that surround the COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) is making a large impact on the gaming industry for both games in development alongside the hosted events initially scheduled to take place throughout the course of 2020. This is also applied to the multiple esports competitions and tournaments that are also planned to be hosted later on this year.

However, we have witnessed the Megalodon of gaming shows, E3, being cancelled as a result from the looming tension that continues to grow in the United States. Now the same has occurred to competitive video games with events like the Overwatch League Homesteads for the next two months being cancelled as well.

Although these indications on the scare from the coronavirus is implementing these precautions for now, organizers alongside health officials do expect things to simmer over in the coming months leading into the summer. So for the annual EVO Championship Series held in Las Vegas, the event is still going according to plan, for now.

While the show is still expected to commence for later this year, the team which organizes the event does disclose to be monitoring updates put into place by the nation’s health organizations if the decision is necessary to postpone or even cancel the event. In light of EVO being rescheduled/dropped for 2020, it is reassured that refunds will be provided for those planning to attend the event.

August looks to be the safest timeframe for events alike to take place. Just this week, Informa Tech who orchestrates the Game Developers Conference (GDC) announced that the –March-postponed show will now be taking place just a few days after EVO 2020 is scheduled to take place. You can read the full report by heading here.

Do you think July/August is a safe window for organizers to host events for the public?

EVO 2020 is slated to initiate on July 31, 2020 and running until August 2, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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