The coronavirus pandemic has claimed a new victim. The Riot Games esports team has announced the cancellation of the event League of Legends 2021 All-Stars. The main reason is due to the restrictions that have been established to travel due to the situation of COVID-19, circumstances that are still very complicated in most of the world.
“Although we are happy with the success of MSI and the Worlds, after a calm deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the All-Star event given the restrictions on traveling due to COVID-19 ”, they said in a statement. “This decision has not been made lightly, as we know that many fans and players around the world were eager to close out the LoL Sports season at ASE.”
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Not in online format: they explain all the reasons
The North American company has ensured that they have done so to guarantee the safety and health of all the people who participate in this event. In addition, they explain that there are several travel restrictions and other protocols that make it difficult for an event of these characteristics to function normally. “These security protocols and on the go make hosting the 3-day All-Starts especially challenging. ”Participants should quarantine themselves, as well as go through other discomforts.
“Although we have studied to switch to an online model as we did in ASE 2020, we do not believe that this is the format that really captures the essence of ASE, which is bringing together pros, influencers and fans to celebrate the LoL Esposts season through a cross-region competition ”.
League of Legends is available on PC and mobiles (Wild Rift version); later it will be edited on consoles. The game has recently expanded its universe thanks to Arcane’s series, available exclusively for the Netflix platform. The second season has already been officially confirmed.
Source | Riot Games