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Coronavirus Threat Postpones Launch of LPL and PCS, No Audience for LCK Opening

05:27 PM January 30, 2020

The Worlds 2019 Finals in Paris. (Source: Riot Games)

Seeing the rise in coronavirus infections from Wuhan, China and across the world, Riot Games has taken precautionary measures to mitigate the spread of the disease by postponing the start of the League of Legends professional leagues in China (LPL) and the Pacific (PCS) until further notice.

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The League of Legends Professional League started last January 13 and was set to return next Wednesday until its announcement of indefinite suspension. Meanwhile, the Pacific Championship Series announced yesterday that it would be indefinitely postponing its initial launch on February 8 until concerns regarding the coronavirus stabilize.

For the League of Legends Champions Korea, it’s still set to begin on the 5th of February, but without on-site audience to attend the matches in the interest of public safety. As of late, there have been over 7,700 cases of coronavirus in China with around  170 people dead from the disease. (Source: The New York Times)

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