LCS Suspends Fan Meets, Victory High Fives, and Post-Game Handshakes Because of Coronavirus

The LCS has suspended fan meets, victory high fives, and post-game handshakes because of the rising concern of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus).
The LCS has suspended fan meets, victory high fives, and post-game handshakes because of the rising concern of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus). | Photo courtesy of lolesports flickr

The LCS has suspended fan meets, victory high fives, and post-game handshakes because of the rising concern of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus). According to LCS Commissioner, Chris Greeley, the spring finals -- scheduled to be held in Frisco, Texas -- will also be monitored over the next few weeks as they consider every action.

The league is in direct contact with the local government and authorities to make sure the event is safe and follows every protocol. As of right now, the event is moving forward as planned.

For anyone wishing to refund their tickets, the LCS is offering a full refund for ticket holders. Just email LCS-Tickets@RIOTGAMES.com. Expect more information on the finals over the next few weeks.

This is hardly the first esports event affected by the Coronavirus. Even in League of Legends, the LCK has gone on an indefinite hiatus because of the disease. And it's not just League, as esports like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Overwatch have seen events cancelled or the live audience removed.