With the regular season League of Legends competition reaching its midway point worldwide, fans now look towards playoffs in the build-up towards the Mid-Season Invitational. This, however, has not been the case lately for a couple of the eastern regions of competition, with the LPL to resume its stage games later this month after a hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak. Now, Korean League of Legends fans will have to wait to see who their global representative will be for the upcoming international tournament, MSI, as the LCK has been suspended over the fear of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).



MSI 2020

Coronavirus has caused other issues in the League of Legends scene as well. The location of MSI 2020 has yet to be revealed. On top of this, the schedule has also remained obscured from public knowledge, as the tournament was initially meant to take place in China, but fear of Corona19 has caused Riot Games to rethink this plan in order to ensure the safety of players, fans and staff alike.



Challengers Korea

On top of the suspension of the LCK, Challengers Korea, the secondary Korean League will also be suspended along with the LCK over the fear of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This means that we will see no professional play out of the Korean region potentially for quite some time as the outbreak continues to spread worldwide. If the LCK fails to resume before MSI is set to start, Riot Games will be faced with a difficult decision, as Korea would have no prepared representative for the annual tournament.

 

While this is a website dedicated to esports and the world around our favorite video games, we should also remember that Corona19 has human effects as well, so all of us here at Top10 extend our best wishes to those affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus), be it by direct infection or losing someone you love. Stay safe, stay healthy and love those around you.


 

Bummed out that the LCK won’t be around for a while? Want more Top10 Esports coverage? Interested in the LPL? Look no further! Check out this article on the upcoming return of the LPL here.