Acer released a statement regarding that the Asia Pacific Predator League 2020 event has been postponed due to the recent coronavirus outbreak across several countries.
The event was originally scheduled to take place in Manila, the Philippines on the 19th – 23rd February but after cases of contact regarding coronavirus were confirmed, the tournament has been tentatively rescheduled to June or July 2020. Future announcements will be made when exact dates have been set while tickets will be reimbursed if needed.
From the official website, it is stated that:
Manila, Philippines (February 5, 2020) – Acer announced that the Asia Pacific Predator League 2020 tournament has been postponed in the interest of the health and wellbeing of the tournament’s competitors, spectators and staff during this period. Almost 20,000 tickets have already been sold for the tournament, which was originally scheduled to take place in Manila, Philippines from February 19th to 23rd. It is being tentatively rescheduled to June or July. Acer will continue to closely monitor the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation and further announce when an exact date has been determined.
For ticket refunds and other ticket concerns please see our FAQ post here.
As many of us are concerned with the situation, it is a good decision by Predator as the top priority is placed in the wellbeing and health conditions of players, organizers, viewers, and staff involved. This event is huge and human transmission has been identified in multiple countries including Malaysia.
Therefore, it is critical to mitigate and contain the spreading as much as possible. In China, similar actions have been taken such as their League of Legends competitions – LDL and LPL – has been delayed due to the virus outbreak.
Protect yourself and others from getting sick
As a PSA and a reminder, to reduce the chance of contracting the virus, remember to wash hands frequently before and after performing tasks, cover the mouth with a tissue when sneezing, avoid close contact or joining big crowds, avoid spitting in public, and seek medical help whenever any coughing, fever or breathing difficulties occur.