Riot Games has officially canceled the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI), its second-largest annual international League of Legends competition. The competition was initially delayed from May to June. However, it is unlikely that teams would be able to travel internationally to compete due to the novel coronavirus. Riot said that it called off the event on the advice of health authorities and other experts.
Head of Global Esports John Needham noted that alternative versions of the event would not meet company standards, and now the 12 regional leagues will move into their Summer Splits under the schedules set at the beginning of the year.
“This decision also allows us to dedicate our global esports team and resources to planning for Worlds 2020,” he said. “We are totally committed to delivering the biggest spectacle we’ve ever produced in China to celebrate our sport’s 10-year anniversary.”
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