È notizia di poche ore, putroppo, che proprio la tappa indonesiana subirà un cambio di location, a causa delle ormai famose problematiche dovute al coronavirus. La seconda nuova tappa del Master Tour si svolgerà ora agli NGE Studios di Los Angeles, sempre dal 20 al 22 marzo.
Nonostante le motivazioni siano comprensibili, c’è chi ha mostrato frustrazione nell’apprendere una modifica così importante ad appena un mese dall’inizio dell’evento, adducendo anche al fatto che il rimborso di 250 $ offerto da Blizzard è decisamente troppo poco rispetto ai costi spesi per vitto e allogio ormai sfumati.
After careful consideration of the ongoing coronavirus, we have decided to relocate Masters Tour Indonesia to Los Angeles. We decided to make this move to protect the health and safety of our players, staff and everyone involved with the Masters Tour. We’re sad we won’t be able to hold the event as originally planned, but the safety of all participants is our top priority.
To acknowledge the incredible hard work of the players that earned an invite to Masters Tour Indonesia, we are excited to hold the second Masters Tour of 2020 at NGE Studios in Los Angeles, on March 20-22. Blizzard Entertainment and NGE Studios are inviting over 300 competitors from around the world to participate, each competing for their share of more than $250,000, out of the $3,000,000 total prize purse for 2020, boosted by the Dragon Masters Bundle.
Knowing that adjusting travel plans can oftentimes be difficult, we’ll be providing up to $250 USD to all qualified competitors who need to rebook their travel to Los Angeles if they’ve already secured flights to Indonesia. Players simply need to submit documentation showing rebooking.
You can find information on how to provide proof of travel rebooking costs and the full day-by-day tournament schedule on the Masters Tour Los Angeles event page. We want to thank all of our fans and participants for your support and understanding. Good luck, have fun, and we hope to see you in Los Angeles!