WESG organizers have announced that they must postpone the Asia-Pacific Regional Finals before the strong outbreak of coronavirus from Wuhan.
The finals of the highly anticipated Dota2 WESG APAC tournament in Macau on February 16-18 have been postponed due to the strong outbreak of dangerous Wuhan virus strain. This is the second time this event has been delayed.
Previously, WESG APAC was scheduled to take place from January 3 to 5 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but had to change locations due to problems with the hosting.
According to the announcement from WESG, the final round was postponed due to a request from the Chinese Ministry of Health to restrict entry and exit in the country during the virus outbreak. As of January 23, the Wuhan virus has killed 17 people and infected more than 500 cases across China. By February this year, the death toll had reached more than 800.
The Chinese government has suspended public transport in 10 cities. The country also closed the Forbidden City during the Lunar New Year 2020 and hurriedly built a hospital in Wuhan City to treat people infected with acute pneumonia. And to ensure safety, China’s General Administration of Sports also proposed suspending all national sports activities from now until April, including Esports tournaments to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
New plan for the tournament have not been announced yet by WESG. However, it is likely that teams will have to wait until the epidemic shows signs of cooling down to ensure a safe and successful tournament.
WESG APAC is a world-class Dota2 tournament that brings together the top 16 teams from many countries. This delay also more or less makes sense for the gamers and fans. This is a tournament that brings together the best teams in the Asia – Pacific region. Therefore, of course it will not be too difficult to understand when 496 gaming will face the top stars in the world from China, Lebanon, Jordan, etc. The names featured in the list of players attending the WESG APAC Finals include Gh, Funn1k, Sccc, SoNNEikO, and Attacker.