League of Legends Pro League, also known as the LPL, is the highest level of professional League of Legends gameplay in China. They have sent teams that have won Worlds two years in a row and were the region that took down the Korean dynasty.
However, recently, with the development of the coronavirus, they had to cease operations. And the Chinese League scene isn’t the only scene that’s suffering from the coronavirus in some sort of way. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (commonly known as the CDC), the coronavirus is thought to be spread through person-to-person through coughing or sneezing. This has caused a panic all over China, so it’s no surprise that there was a pause on the esports scene.
Luckily, recently the LPL’s official Twitter account put out a message earlier today, announcing that they will return on March 9th, 2020, with an English broadcast returning on March 15th, 2020. Teams will not be playing on the onsite venue, however, and will be playing matches online from their club headquarters and players will have to complete a 14 day quarantine period.
Here is more below:
— LPL (@lplenglish) February 28, 2020