Next Masters Tour Event Moving From Indonesia to Los Angeles Due To Worries About Coronavirus

The upcoming Masters Tour event (March 20-22) was supposed to happen in Bali, Indonesia. However, due to the recent worries about the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak in China, Blizzard has decided to move the tournament to Los Angeles, California.

It’s not the first (and most likely not the last) bigger event canceled or moved due to the coronavirus. This is done to protect the health of everyone involved – players, staff as well as spectators.

All qualified competitors who need to rebook their flights will be provided up to $250 to help with that (although knowing the flight costs, I’m not exactly sure if that’s enough to cover the costs for people who already booked them)

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!




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  1. CD001
    February 19, 2020 at 4:29 am

    Isn’t the murder-rate in LA higher than the death rate, from Coronavirus, in Indonesia… just saying.

  2. OldManSanns
    February 18, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    >>(although knowing the flight costs, I’m not exactly sure if that’s enough to cover the costs for people
    >>who already booked them)
    It’s probably not, but that’s still possibly as much as $75k that Blizzard is proactively contributing on top of what I’m sure was a very expensive and labor-intensive relocation process so I’d consider it fairly generous.