A big part of international League of Legends are the international players. Both China and Korea have been heavily affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Overwatch has already cancelled all their Chinese and Korean home matches. If this continues, esports of all kinds will lose access to its biggest competitors in 2020. It may be possible that MSI is delayed. What’s even more worrying for LoL, is that Worlds is scheduled to take place in China, where the outbreak is at its strongest. Coronavirus is killing thousands and doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
MSI, 2nd Biggest LoL Tournament of the Year, May be Delayed Due to Coronavirus