In view of the current Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, Acer today announced that it is postponing the Asia Pacific Predator League 2020 tournament which was set to take place in Manila, the Philippines on 19-23 February 2020. The event has been tentatively rescheduled to June or July 2020.
Acer cited the postponement was “in the interest of the health and wellbeing of the tournament’s competitors, spectators and staff during this period.”
Almost 20,000 tickets have already been sold for the tournament.
The Asia Pacific Predator League eSports Tournament is in its third installation this season. Acer continues its commitment to the development of e-sports and the gaming ecosystem of countries around the globe.
The annual Asia Pacific Predator League will witness top Dota 2 and PUBG teams from all around the Asia Pacific region battle it out for top honours.
Updates to the tournament rules that have arisen due to the change of schedule will be announced on the league’s official website shortly, along with information about the reuse and/or reimbursement of purchased tickets.
Acer said contestants will be directly contacted for updates regarding the tournament.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), as of 2 February 2020, there are 14,411 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in China, resulting in 304 deaths. Outside of its origin country, confirmed cases top 146 across 23 countries with the first death reported in the Philippines recently.