A frenzy has been caused around the world due to Coronavirus and mass gatherings and events are being called off on a daily basis due to the health risks this contagious virus poses to humans. A lot of esports events have also been affected by this epidemic and there seems to be no stop to it.

After the grand success of PMCO India and South Asia’s 2020 regional finals, fans were all geared up for the commencement of PUBG Mobile Pro League South Asia. But now the event will not take place on LAN instead it will be carried out as an online tournament. It means that teams will play either from their boot-camps or centers and no audience or venue will be involved.

Official Statement from Tencent Games:

The health and safety of our players and staff are our first priority. Hence, we have decided to convert the PUBG MOBILE Pro League South Asia 2020 to online event due to unforeseen circumstances related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The event will start from March 19th without our fan and audience presence as we take the well-being of our staff and players, as well as the public health very seriously. Fans and audience could enjoy the game via our live streaming platform youtube.com/PUBGMOBILEEsports.

Considering the current scenario of this virus’ spread around the world, it only looks like a fair decision. The event’s organizers hold health and safety in their highest regards.