FLASHPOINT 1 to be held online due to coronavirus concerns
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FLASHPOINT 1 will now transition to be played out online instead of at the Los Angeles studio due to coronavirus concerns. This announcement was made via the official FLASHPOINT Twitter account.
FLASHPOINT is yet another CS:GO league, and esports event, that has seen a massive restructure due to the coronavirus outbreak. Their press release stated:
We are temporarily postponing the next Flashpoint 1 matches in order to transition from LAN play in our Los Angeles studio to our teams playing online from the safety of their homes. We are working diligently to ensure each team's home site is suitable to maintain our standards for competitive integrity, and expect to communicate our updated schedule to the public as soon as we have clarity on the timeline of teams being set up and ready to compete remotely.
In the very early morning today, Orgless player Matthew "WARDELL" Yu, who was competing at FLASHPOINT 1 in the group of assisted living, tweeted a sick emoji via his Twitter. No information has been released on if he has tested positive for COVID-19, but due to current circumstances, this could have played a part in the decision of the league to transition to online play. We can only hope that the decision came in enough time for everyone involved to get home safely.