Mortal Kombat 11 tournaments cancelled at last minute over coronavirus concerns

By Emily Gera, Sunday, 8 March 2020 21:09 GMT

Mortal Kombat 11 developer NetherRealm has cancelled both live audience and Last Chance Qualifier events for this year’s Final Kombat competition due to rising coronavirus concerns.

Both events were originally scheduled to take place in Chicago this weekend before NetherRealm pulled the plug on late Friday. At the moment only tournament finalists and staff will be admitted to the tournament venue.

“Due to the escalating concerns and cautions around COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have made the difficult decision to no longer host a live audience at Final Kombat 2020, scheduled for this Sunday, March 8, at Chicago’s Park West Theater,” reads the statement.

“In addition, we have cancelled the Last Chance Qualifier event scheduled to be held tomorrow, March 8, at Ignite Gaming Lounge in Skokie, Ill. We understand this is disappointing to those who planned to attend. This decision was made in order to protect the health and safety of our players, fans and staff.”

Some ticketholders have taken to Twitter to vent their frustrations over NetherRealm’s last-minute change of plans.

NetherRealm has said that it will refund all tickets, and that people who have purchased non-refundable flights and accommodation should contact mk@intersportnet.com for further information.

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