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IEM Katowice CANCELED?
Frankie | 
Poland JanuszMatematyk 
Polish goverment confirmed, that the decision about IEM Katowice will be known today. They say, that it may be canceled. In case you wonder - coronavirus is the reason
2020-02-27 13:43
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bump cause important
2020-02-27 13:45
#49
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Poland Hanse 
bullshit
2020-02-27 14:19
Nope
2020-02-27 14:21
Most likely it'll be cancelled. CS's community is too international around Europe and Katowice has always been one of the events that sees tons of ppl flying in from all over Europe. It's pretty damn unsafe to host such a large scale event with people from so many countries converging.
2020-02-27 13:45
But i wonder why they think about it when most of the people are in trains and planes... it's too late
2020-02-27 13:51
Yeah, it's really unfortunate timing. Today is the day when the virus really started spreading in Europe. As in, we had some cases in countries before, but today there's been confirmed cases in like 8 new EU countries and the amount of potential cases is skyrocketing. I guess it's still better not to allow all those people to converge in one place though, even if some damage could have been done by now.
2020-02-27 13:59
Yes probably. I wonder how much money will city and organizers lose if they decide to cancel it. Im here in Katowice from monday already tho
2020-02-27 14:02
A lot, but you'd hope that the government would at least attempt to reimburse public event cancellations. The last thing governments globally should be doing is trying to avoid losing money when they could literally suffer decades of setback economically due to this virus.
2020-02-27 14:07
Yeah, you're right. God damn i'm not sure if i will go to the arena even if they don't cancel it
2020-02-27 14:09
#4
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France OtelloO 
Maybe they can run it without crowd?
2020-02-27 13:48
It would be solution, but man... people are already in planes, trains etc. canceling it won't change too much
2020-02-27 13:50
#5
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Finland Hknsininen 
what the actual fuck here is the source: twitter.com/WBC241/status/12329933437366..
2020-02-27 13:49
not true
2020-02-27 13:49
It is. youtube.com/watch?v=qVF7fFFk2ag&fbclid=I.. - yes, i know you don't understand polish
2020-02-27 13:50
translate plaes
2020-02-27 13:51
One of the senators from Katowice asked "Did you canceled the event, or if not, how do you judge danger level? Minister of health answered - decision about canceling will be taken by province governor. Everything will be known today
2020-02-27 13:53
ty hopefully noone die
2020-02-27 13:54
#18
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Turkey rivaluk 
dude ill fly tomorrow morning like pls dont get cancelled
2020-02-27 13:56
stay tuned man. decision today
2020-02-27 14:10
#53
Aleksib | 
Malta Nonya 
Yeah im flying tomorrow as well
2020-02-27 14:21
timestamp?
2020-02-27 13:59
do u know polish?
2020-02-27 14:01
partially, yes
2020-02-27 14:01
it's kinda hard to say cause stream is still running. for now it's about 1 hour and 58 minutes from this moment
2020-02-27 14:03
oh yeah I found it, it's some dude in a wheelchair asking the question about IEM Katowice, so it is actually true lol
2020-02-27 14:05
#7
Potti | 
Denmark _Mr_Blue_ 
No it is because the goverment found gla1ve's and Magisk's cheats. They said: "enough now Lukas, you're on the gear, cheater!"
2020-02-27 13:50
#10
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Portugal xxxruixxx 
I don´t think they will cancel the event. At the most they will not allow the public to attend. I doubt it though...
2020-02-27 13:50
yes, that what i meant.. that they will play without the public, but for me it equals with canceling the event. Katowice without spodek isnt katowice
2020-02-27 13:54
They can't 10% of Polands gdp rely on this event.
2020-02-27 13:54
#35
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Chile strong221 
WRONGN'T
2020-02-27 14:07
#19
Aleksib | 
Malta Nonya 
Where are you seeing this rumour?
2020-02-27 13:57
#20
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Argentina SkaurincoC 
In polish news.
2020-02-27 13:58
this one is old, i'm talking about conference which was around 2 hours ago
2020-02-27 14:01
Imagine esl if their biggest tournament gets cancelled
2020-02-27 14:01
thorin will be happy :D
2020-02-27 14:03
bs
2020-02-27 14:02
#34
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Chile strong221 
pls no :(
2020-02-27 14:06
You really think they'd fuck over the thousands of ticket holders who travelled to Poland and booked hotels?
2020-02-27 14:09
Tbh yes. Panic would be in the air
2020-02-27 14:11
#42
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United States 10YearBansRUs 
yes?
2020-02-27 14:11
#39
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Norway CheNaLii 
G2 looks promising in a big event for the first time ever: Poland: How about no?
2020-02-27 14:09
kennyS first time in spodek in front of the crowd... lmao
2020-02-27 14:13
#44
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United States 10YearBansRUs 
2020-02-27 14:14
#50
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Nepal askyee 
Noice
2020-02-27 14:19
WHy cancel? Tyloo are already out aren't they?
2020-02-27 14:14
Bait? Nvm actually real
2020-02-27 14:17
Already confirmed that it won't be cancelled
2020-02-27 14:20
It's not confirmed
2020-02-27 14:21
It's an old info. Decision will be taken by province governor today later. ESL have nothing to say
2020-02-27 14:24
it's info from today
2020-02-27 14:24
OK
2020-02-27 14:21
Statement from the city of Katowice: "At the moment we confirm that Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice will take place as planned."
2020-02-27 14:24
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