Intel Announces Delays In Esports World Open

[image credit : Intel]

Intel has released an official statement regarding the Intel World Open, a Rocket League and Street Fighter V tournament which was to take place in conjunction with the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

“Due to the evolving global situation around COVID-19 and the postponement of the Olympic Games, the Intel World Open, and the planned May 2 online qualifiers, have been postponed until next year. Though we were excited to witness the best Street Fighter V and Rocket League players, we must focus on the health and safety of the community first. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as quickly as we can. Though we will have to make adjustments to ensure everyone’s safety, we are committed to bringing Intel World Open to life. Thank you for your continued support.”

The Olympics were officially postponed late last month after mounting pressure to cancel due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). No additional details regarding scheduling for the World Open or its qualifiers have been revealed at this time.

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