COVID-19 more commonly known as coronavirus has become a pandemic threat to the global populace. The highly communicable disease poses risk of exposure at social gatherings and people have been advised to stay indoors. As the stigma and fear surrounding the virus hits an all-time high, many major events and gathering have been called off for public safety.
Esports has been one of the worst hit industries due to the outbreak of the virus. With a plethora of LAN and community events being called off, the stakeholders are currently at risk. Many notable events including the DOTA 2 LA Major, LCK, LEC and E3 have been called off due to the fear of coronavirus.
Thankfully, many kind souls have stepped up in the fight against the virus. Most recently, Sang-hyeok “Faker” Lee, the League of Legends superstar from team T1 donated $25,000 to help subdue the virus. On top of that, Faker’s teammates also announced that they will be donating the weekly amount raised from their streams for the very same cause. However, this is not the first donation coming out from the esports community, as FunPlus Phoenix and DragonX are among the other notable organizations who have actively donated for the cause against COVID-19.