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CSPPA Discuses Player Safety with ESL and Flashpoint over Coronavirus Concerns

Aditya Singh Rawat
3/Mar/2020 09:59 pm

Cover And Thumbnail Image Courtesy: CSPPA

The global Coronavirus outbreak was the reason behind Na’Vi lifting the trophy in front of an empty Spodek Arena in Katowice, and though it might have been disheartening for all the attendees to not have been able to attend the event, it was the right thing to do.

The CSPPA has also taken notice of the growing concerns related to “player health and safety” as they have started discussions with “players as well as ESL, Flashpoint and other TO’s regarding the coronavirus”.


What the CSPPA discussed with the tournament organizers has still not been disclosed yet. The first season of FLASHPOINT is set to take place this month at the FACEIT Studio in Los Angeles, USA and with Coronavirus already having entered America, player health should be taking the top priority.

Other upcoming tournaments include ESL One: Rio 2020, BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 Showdown and BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 Finals which will be taking place in Brazil, London, and Moscow, respectively.

Let’s see what the outcome of CSPPA’s discussion with the various tournament organizers is, how does it impact the upcoming tournaments and if it restricts any player or team from participating in any of these upcoming events.

[Also Read: ESL, DreamHack and CSPPA Announce Partnership to Sign Framework Agreement for ESL Pro Tour]


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Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO editor at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.