EA is suspending all its live esports occasions “until the global coronavirus situation improves.” The organization’s decision influences all Apex Legends Global Series, EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series, FIFA Online 4 and Madden NFL 20 Championship Series matches. It additionally covers all third-party occasions run under license from EA. The only exemptions are online occasions where staff can work remotely and separately. EA says it will keep checking the situation before deciding its next steps for its live competitions.
The organization declared its decision soon after adversary Activision Blizzard canceled its live Overwatch matches and made all Call of Duty matches online-just issues. Both gaming giants are likewise closing down offices and requesting that representative to work from home.
EA previously shut international offices in Seoul, Milan and different locations for safety reasons, however now it’s additionally “strongly recommending” that every one of its employees in North America, Europe, and Australia work from home until April 1st. In the interim, Activision Blizzard shut its Irvine and Austin offices and is executing work-from-home policies for its personnel in those locations.