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Riot Games Cancels MSI 2020 Due to COVID-19

01:58 AM April 24, 2020

The Global Head of League of Legends Esports John Needham announced the cancellation of the Mid-Season Invitational 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate across the globe.

According to their announcement, Riot’s external risk advisors modeled that the impact of COVID-19 on restrictive travel and public gathering policies will not be going away in time for MSI’s intended dates on July 3-19. As a side note, the cancellation of the international tourney will allow the regional leagues to continue with the Summer Split as scheduled.

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Lastly, Needham expressed that Riot Games is still dedicated to planning for Worlds 2020 in the hopes that the pandemic will die down by the end of the year.

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