Intel’s esports world open gets delayed to next year
Inte’s very own esports world open, which was to be held at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been delayed, much to fans’ and players’ disappointment. The esports world open was set to put some of the best players of competitive games such as Rocket League and Street Fighter against one another on a massive, international scale.
However, owing to the increasing threat of the COVID-19 virus, the Olympics themselves had to be postponed to a later date. Since Intel was going to host the world open at the same 2020 Olympics, we can expect to see that at a later date too.
While the Olympics may have been delayed for more than a year, Intel’s esports world open will return next year, according to reports. This is to be taken with a pinch of salt because at the end of the day, it all boils down to when the pandemic will come to a halt.
Here is the official statement by Intel; “Due to the evolving global situation around COVID-19 and the postponement of the Olympic Games, the Intel World Open, and the planned May 2 online qualifiers, have been postponed until next year. Though we were excited to witness the best Street Fighter V and Rocket League players, we must focus on the health and safety of the community first.”
“We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as quickly as we can. Though we will have to make adjustments to ensure everyone’s safety, we are committed to bringing Intel World Open to life. Thank you for your continued support.”
Due to mounting pressure by the ongoing pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics had to be postponed. The Olympics were set to be one of the biggest events of the year, but the virus thwarted all preparations and plans.