It isn’t just real world football that is seeing matches get suspended as EA has confirmed it is postponing all FIFA 20 Global Series events effective immediately. This suspension includes all the associated live and online events associated with the Global Series as well as any qualifiers that were due to take place. As you may have surmised this is due to coronavirus with EA stating it has taken this action to protect staff and competitors as well as to do its part to delay the spread.
The full statement is below.
EA is suspending all EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series events until further notice due the continued impact of COVID-19 around the world. This includes EA-operated events, as well as third-party events run under license from EA and encompasses all live and online events, including the associated qualifiers. Our decision is driven to ensure the safety of our competitors, staff and partners as well as ensuring the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series does not contribute to the spread of the pandemic.
As we continue to monitor the situation around the coronavirus and receive updated guidance from health officials around the world, we will use this time to determine next steps for moving forward with all of EA’s Competitive Gaming live events and online broadcasts. You can find more information about all of our events here.
Thank you for understanding. Please be safe and be well. We look forward to returning to our events and broadcasts when the time is right.
Essentially, all football has been suspended in a lot of countries. Earlier today, the EFL and FA announced that all football matches in its leagues, including the Premier League, would be suspended for the next few weeks. However, the National League has stated it will proceed as planned this weekend. The Italian Serie leagues, Spanish La Liga, US MLS, French Ligue, German Bundesliga, and Dutch Eredivisie are also among the suspended competitions.