The Rocket League Season 9 World Championship, scheduled to be held in Dallas, Texas from April 24-26 has been canceled over concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in the United States.
Rocket League developer, Psyonix, stated that they are currently evaluating all options to replace World Championship play.
The remainder of the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) Season 9 League, however, will be played as scheduled.
“At Psyonix, we take the safety of our competitive players, fans, and personnel very seriously. We understand that this is frustrating, but health and safety will always be our top priority,” Psyonix said in a statement.
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Psyonix also assured fans who bought tickets to the RLCS live event in Dallas that they will be refunded in full.
In addition to canceling the RLCS live event, Psyonix is also moving its RLCS and Rocket League Rival Series broadcasts online for the remainder of the season to ensure the health and wellbeing of the league’s broadcast talent.
The global esports industry has been heavily disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak.