Due to the spread of the coronavirus and the potential risk to people’s health, many esports events have been canceled or postponed. This includes the RLCS9 World Championships and the Overwatch League in South Korea.
However, the Call of Duty League announced that the LA Home Series will still take place from March 7 to 8. The League also highlighted the safety precautions that they will set out. This aims to protect both the players and event attendees across the weekend.
Coronavirus safety measures at the event
The League has outlined that more cleaning will take place to combat any coronavirus threat. This includes cleaning of the venue and player areas each day. Additionally, any equipment will be cleaned before and after they are used. Other safety precautions include increased access to hand sanitizer. Restrooms will be stocked with handwashing supplies.
There will also be on-site medical professionals at the venue, including a physician and nurse. However, meet-and-greets and player autograph signings have been canceled, as well as team walkouts. All of these precautions will limit physical contact as well as increase hygiene levels, reducing the risk of coronavirus.
If ticket holders to the LA Home Series event feel unwell or prefer not to attend, fans can submit a request to receive a refund. The event hosted by the Los Angeles Guerrillas and Optic Gaming LA will still be broadcasted live on the Call of Duty YouTube channel. Overall, Call of Duty fans will be pleased that the event is still taking place, with the League being proactive in implementing safety measures.
Currently, it is unknown if future Call of Duty League events will still take place. For the time being, we can only hope that the virus will be dealt with soon.
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