Get rid of 2020.
The year 2020 has not been starting great for many people. We lost Kobe and his daughter Gi-Gi, and now the Coronavirus is making people scared to shake hands. Well, due to it, a couple of exciting things are called or postpone until things get better. Here are 3 of them.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo has shut its doors for the year 2020. The expo was supposed to take place in Los Angels on June 9-11, but that will not occur. This expo is where some of the biggest names in video game history, come to announce new games and systems. But due to the virus, that won’t be happening this year. Luckily, some companies like X-box have live stream events to announce games for fans. So, things may not be too bad. Check out what was said about the cancel expo below.
“After careful consultation with our member companies regarding the health and safety of everyone in our industry—our fans, our employees, our exhibitors, and our longtime E3 partners—we have made the difficult decision to cancel E3 2020, scheduled for June 9-11 in Los Angeles,” the ESA statement reads. “Following increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event for our fans and supporters. But we know it’s the right decision based on the information we have today. Our team will be reaching out directly to exhibitors and attendees with information about providing full refunds.”
One of the biggest, if not “the” most prominent music festival, will be rescheduled due to the Coronavirus. The original dates for the festival were April 10–12 and April 17–19. But due to the virus, it has been rescheduled to Oct. 9-11 and Oct. 16-18, 2020. It’s safe to say that if things don’t clear up by that time, then Coachella will be canceled, period. Alongside this news, another legendary music festive in Austin, Texas Call SXSW (South by South West), has been cancel as well. Check out the Coachella statement below.
“At the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities, we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Coachella and Stagecoach due to COVID-19 concerns,”
“While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff, and community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.”
1. The NBA
This has just happened, but the NBA has decided to put the rest of the season on hiatus until they can figure out how to deal with this Coronavirus situation. Due to Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz) “mocking” (check the video) the virus, things got weird sure after. He was tested positive for it and cause the suspension of the 2019-20 season of the NBA. Let’s just say that karma didn’t like that. It was shortly announced after the test that after tonight’s games on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, that the NBA will be on hiatus until further notice. Check out the statement below.
The NBA announced that a player on the Utah Jazz has preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19. The test result was reported shortly before the tip-off of Wednesday’s game between the Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. At that time, Wednesday’s game was canceled. The affected player was not in the arena.
The NBA is suspending gameplay following the conclusion of Wednesday’s schedule of games until further notice. The NBA will use this hiatus to determine the next steps for moving forward regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
These are not the only things to be affected by this disease. Airlines are selling plain tickets for the low, and Countries governments are shutting down. Comment below and tell us what you think will be the next major closing because of the COVID-19 virus.