EA Postpones Apex Legends and FIFA 20 Events Due to Coronavirus

EA Events Coronavirus

EA has recently put out an update on the status of its upcoming competitive gaming events in the midst of the global Coronavirus situation. The update on their website states that several Apex Legends and FIFA 20 events will be either postponed or canceled this year.

Many other events are being affected worldwide, including TwitchCon Amsterdam, the Pokemon Europe Championships, and even GDC. With that in mind, EA has decided to notify competitors and fans about a number of changes that are being made in regards to its Global Series competitions.

Fans who purchased tickets to the altered events below will receive full refunds within the next 4-6 weeks, and EA is currently working to reimburse competitors for travel/hotel expenses as well. This is the full list of postponed and canceled events:

  • Apex Legends Global Series:
    • Major 1 of the Apex Legends Global Series | Arlington, Texas | March 13 – 15 | Postponed
      EA is postponing this event and will provide a new event date and updated Apex Legends Global Series schedule in the near future. 
    • Apex Legends Global Series Online Tournament #2 | March 21 and 23 | Remains 
      Apex Legends Global Series Online Tournament #2 will take place as planned.
  • EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series: 
    • CONMEBOL eLibertadores Online & Live Event | March 7 – 8 | Postponed
      EA is postponing this event and will provide a new date for it in the future.
    • eChampions League | Online Qualifiers | March 14 – 15 | Remains
      EA will be holding the eChampions League online qualifier March 14th and 15th as planned, more details for the eChampions League live event will be announced at a later date. 
    • FUT Champions Cup Stage V |  Bucharest | April 3 – 5 | Cancelled 
      This event is now cancelled.
    • PlayStation Licensed Qualifying Event | May 2 – 3 | Cancelled
      The live Licensed Qualifying Event originally scheduled for May 2nd and 3rd has been cancelled.

EA has also stated that there aren’t any new dates set to replace the postponed or canceled events at this time.

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Ethan was formerly Deputy Guides Editor at Twinfinite, having worked at the site from 2019 to 2022. A lover of anime, RPGs and all things Genshin Impact, Apex Legends, Zelda, Pokémon, Dragon Age, or Tales related. He can usually be found either struggling/failing to get 100% completions, or praying for a Jak 4.