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Riot Games cancels League of Legends 2020 Mid-Season Invitational

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NEW YORK – The League of Legends 2020 Mid-Season Invitational has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The tournament, which had already been rescheduled from May to July, is the latest casualty of the global crisis that has brought both live and virtual sporting events to a halt.

"Based on the modeling of our external risk advisors… it appears highly unlikely that either the global spread/impact of COVID-19 or the restrictive travel and public gathering policies responding to the crisis will abate significantly by the time of MSI's current planned dates (July 3-19)," said John Needham, the global head of esports for Riot Games.

"With this model plus input from health authorities, local governments, regional leagues and teams, travel experts, and other stakeholders,

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