IEM Katowice playoffs to be played without audience due to coronavirus concerns

The playoffs of IEM Katowice will be played without audience due to the Silesian Governor's concerns amid the coronavirus outbreak, it has been announced.

The decision has been made at a time when there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Poland and came as a surprise after assurances from the Katowice city and ESL spokespeople that the event would likely continue to run as planned.

ESL is currently in process of contacting ticket holders to ensure that tickets will be fully refunded following the Silesian Governor's decision.

The playoffs of IEM Katowice will be played without live audience

Originally, the organizers announced on Wednesday that they would implement mandatory health checks for every guest at the Spodek arena doors as a precaution, to potentially disallow attendees with a high temperature from entering the venue.

The event's playoffs are set to begin on Friday with the quarter-finals, which will see Natus Vincere face Liquid and fnatic take on the winner of Group B's lower bracket final match between 100 Thieves and mousesports. Meanwhile, Astralis and G2 have secured participation in the semi-finals after topping their respective groups on Thursday.

"At 19:54 CET we were informed by the Silesian Voivodeship that our mass event license for IEM Katowice was revoked. Until that moment we had a legally binding decision allowing us to organize the event, which was reconfirmed multiple times over the last few days. The last time the decision was confirmed was several hours ago. The Governor of Silesian (Silesian Voivode) Jaroslaw Wieczorek issued a decision to remove their approval regarding ESL hosting a mass event in Katowice, Poland. Due to this development, Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2020 will not have any audience on-site," a statement from ESL reads.

"ESL respects this decision from the local authorities and is currently working on reaching out to all ticket holders, guests, and media. Tickets will be fully refunded. The tournament will be conducted and broadcasted as planned, but without any additional visitors on-site. We are deeply sorry for all fans and players."

XAAXXAXAXAXAXAXA
2020-02-27 19:52
MOVE EVENT TO NA
2020-02-27 20:23
Xaxaxaxa even more confirmed cases
2020-02-27 20:25
#465
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Canada cobainnn
actually no
2020-02-27 20:36
actually yes
2020-02-27 21:23
#751
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Canada cobainnn
actually the US has 60 cases, poland 4 million. haha noob
2020-02-28 01:10
#762
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Russia SharpZzZ
nt
2020-02-28 02:32
#827
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Canada cobainnn
nt fake polak xaxaxaxaxa
2020-02-28 12:59
#834
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Russia SharpZzZ
ahahah nice bait
2020-02-28 14:18
Thanks to those ding dongs, we can’t watch IEM Katowice in the arena now.
2020-02-28 16:53
#857
CeRq | 
Poland RoDaK
i didnt know one person can have so many chromosomes
2020-02-28 17:00
IEM Katowice in New York xd
2020-02-27 20:45
#520
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Austria xeqt3r
HAHAHA good that is not very far away
2020-02-27 20:45
60 confirmed cases in usa. 11 in Canada Polen 0 ....
2020-02-27 21:06
Actually 1.
2020-02-28 19:20
U think u will go clear of this ? hehehe ofc not.
2020-02-27 21:08
Boys problem is that people in arena are not just from Poland they are all around the world and that is main problem ...
2020-02-28 15:01
So why not just control people before the entering the arena ? not like it's hard, you ask people to come 2 hours before, you do some checking like body temperature, and go :/
2020-02-28 15:14
0 iq
2020-02-28 18:51
Move to Portugal
2020-02-28 14:44
Great!
2020-02-27 20:26
wait for Major in Rio, maybe without peoples too
2020-02-27 22:59
#3
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Norway Alexed
WTF Actually???!
2020-02-27 19:53
Just landed in Poland one hour ago, are you kidding me Katowice!?!?!
2020-02-27 22:55
Welcome to the Polish government. Always delayed
2020-02-27 22:57
#717
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Germany swaginick
They just don't wanna risk a mass infection that's all
2020-02-27 23:27
Lol. Like this will help.
2020-02-28 02:36
this actually helps
2020-02-28 05:37
You need a curfew or some real restrictions to make a difference. This is just a retard populist trying to show hes doing something.
2020-02-28 15:10
#831
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Finland mattixboi
an event like this is a huge risk. people from all over europe going to a packed hall (+not a very hygienic crowd considering it's an esport)
2020-02-28 14:05
Ok bud. You had to go there were not weebs this is Csgo not league of legends
2020-02-29 19:04
#708
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Denmark bAllinh0
Damn, that sucks..
2020-02-27 23:07
how much did you pay for the flight?
2020-02-28 08:32
Flight not so much, cant really remember. Maybe around 70-80 euro per person each way. Hotel is like 600 euro for two persons.
2020-03-01 08:17
Strange call from Katowice city to cancel it so late.. People purchased more than only a ticket right. wondering if travel insurance can be of help
2020-02-27 23:14
GO visit bars and meet the ladies
2020-02-27 23:20
Polish ladies lmao
2020-02-28 02:05
#763
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Poland dGe_GoD
Mostly they are so ez, so..
2020-02-28 02:33
spiz
2020-02-28 14:07
#4
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Poland stahu1
xDDDDDDD
2020-02-27 19:52
#642
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Poland Zykleee
XDDDD
2020-02-27 21:37
X D X D X D X D X D X D
2020-02-27 21:38
rip
2020-02-27 19:52
LOL WTF
2020-02-27 19:52
This is so fucking dumb
2020-02-27 21:58
#721
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Indonesia rareguy
Or not. I think they just want to avoid international gatherings on one spot, because if you want to get infection, that's where you get it.
2020-02-27 23:36
Words of wisdom. Better being safe than sorry. I am still feeling sad for all the people who bought tickets for planes and booked hotels in Katowice. Those cannot be refunded unfortunately.. And of course it's so sad for the players who won't have the opportunity to feel the support of fans irl. :/
2020-02-28 00:18
For what it's worth i agree with the decision. From what I've read, this virus is very contagious and can be very dangerous. Governor made the best call possible to protect the people.
2020-02-28 01:02
#769
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Indonesia rareguy
Yeah, moreover if you're healthy you will not see yourself sick from it BUT unaware that you're spreading it more to an actual immune-deficient people.
2020-02-28 03:05
Yes man, this is the serious problem... Really hope they find a fix for it soon !!!
2020-02-28 03:36
#793
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Finland N1ggers
You can get infected even if you are healthy, but the chances of dying will be extremely low
2020-02-28 07:43
#852
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Ukraine Deada1
+1
2020-02-28 15:23
+1 people don't understand this
2020-02-28 11:34
F
2020-02-27 19:52
NOOOOO
2020-02-27 19:52
F
2020-02-27 19:52
#10
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Czech Republic Pomelo420
whut
2020-02-27 19:52
#11
rain | 
United Kingdom EKersh
WHAT
2020-02-27 19:53
#13
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Europe LoookATme
great news!!!
2020-02-27 19:53
OMG
2020-02-27 19:53
WTF
2020-02-27 19:53
#16
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Norway bouncerul
well
2020-02-27 19:53
No way
2020-02-27 19:53
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2020-02-27 19:53
#19
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Brazil kASE1
RIP
2020-02-27 19:53
:c
2020-02-27 19:53
KEKW
2020-02-27 19:53
Epic fail.
2020-02-27 19:53
NOOOOOOO
2020-02-27 19:53
LOOOL, RIP KATOWICE HAHAJAJ
2020-02-27 19:53
#565
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Philippines wataetos
Flag checks out
2020-02-27 20:59
ahahaha a
2020-02-27 22:30
#30
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Finland N1ggers
LMAOO KKKKKKKKK
2020-02-27 19:53
kurwa
2020-02-27 19:53
WTFFD NOOOOO ONE OF THE BEST EVENTS OF THE YEAR FUCKED RIP
2020-02-27 19:53
#547
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Russia tolpk
yea :(
2020-02-27 20:54
Lol, this coronovarius is a joke, why people care about?
2020-02-27 19:54
Because many people died because of it?
2020-02-27 19:57
Flue left chat
2020-02-27 20:00
#240
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Romania Obuz8
Only old people that were already sick died,coronavirus isnt even dangerous
2020-02-27 20:03
The doctor that discovered it died from it at 36. Is 36 old enough to you?
2020-02-27 20:08
you live in 3rd world country too?
2020-02-27 20:11
#330
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Romania Obuz8
Probably because he spent days surrounded by infected people?Clearly isnt the case in Poland
2020-02-27 20:11
And they chose to keep it that way by not letting audience spend days in a venue surrounded by infected people. You get it now?
2020-02-27 20:15
#444
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Romania Obuz8
,,in a venue surrounded by infected people." No one is infected in Poland,and even if there are foreigners there whats the chance they are infected?
2020-02-27 20:28
You don't know if there is not infected people in Poland as there is a rather long incubation time. The chance are pretty low since not many people are infected yet, because of actions taken by the different countries such as this very one.
2020-02-27 20:46
The chance they are infected is very minor But never zero. I'm not sure you understand.
2020-02-28 14:38
Yeah I'm so glad I'm safe while I infect my entire family....
2020-02-27 23:19
More people get killed by guns and there are still events in Brazil tho
2020-02-27 20:05
In USA you mean
2020-02-27 20:08
he meant france
2020-02-27 21:24
*USA
2020-02-27 20:36
While there was events in Brazil the only ones that are killed by guns were agents of the game.
2020-02-27 21:04
Not really 'many': Arround 90 000 ppl got it, round 40 000 already cured 2000 died, all of them had immunity problems or been old. That makes 2% died. Non of these 2% has been healthy under 45. Not even kid under 9 died of it. To compare Flue that you can be vacinate agains, you know how to prevent it and how to heal it have 0.2% When you think of it its just flu on steroids that will be killd verry soon when ppl will got immunity. Virus itself
2020-02-27 20:18
But there is no cure for coronavirus yet, so it is dangerous if you caught it and spread to other people with immune problems
2020-02-27 20:38
True, and thats why we shouldnt overreact and let the evolution do the work..
2020-02-27 20:57
No cure for every other virus either? Apart from your own imunnity
2020-02-27 21:18
#722
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Indonesia rareguy
Yeah but you're suffering with pneumonia-like disease meanwhile
2020-02-27 23:39
Damn I didn't realize we had a pathologist on HLTV
2020-02-27 20:38
japanese women that cured herself got corona again, we dont know much about this virus.. we cant play with our lives like that
2020-02-27 21:57
You know that 2000/40000 = 5% right?
2020-02-27 23:17
You know that 2000/90000~2%
2020-02-28 07:39
But for stats you can only count closed cases... you cant say „hey he has corona for one day... he isnt dead yet... ha! It isnt mortal!“ Or am i wrong?
2020-02-28 08:06
You are wrong
2020-02-28 16:14
First off all you aren't very good with maths. Second there was the 36 year old doctor that died. Third these numbers don't mean shit when it's the chinese government spewing them out.
2020-02-28 00:05
8% of closed cases resulted in death from what we know. China might know more.
2020-02-28 11:38
#572
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Portugal OnePlays
gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashb.. it's not that bad, more people recovering than dying
2020-02-27 21:01
100k cases 2k dead who the fuck cares
2020-02-27 21:04
#646
B1T | 
Europe Gigska
About 3k dead.
2020-02-27 21:39
#723
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Indonesia rareguy
Well if the death count is more than that we all probably will not playing HLTV anymore. 2k internationally is massive.
2020-02-27 23:40
How is 2k out of 7B massive?
2020-03-01 13:34
#883
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Indonesia rareguy
3k now when was the last time you see mass sickness which amount of case (by the time I wrote this) 87k internationally, with 5% chance of death? Moreover the spread is still going on right now, WHO declared the global risk as "very high". You won't know if you will get it or not, a "healthy" person without symptoms can transfer this virus without realizing it. Best case, in April we can get the generic vaccines, but 1 month of the possibility of spread, mass hysteria, and massive concern over people especially elders, kids, and people with immunodeficiency led to travel and event bans. (also factors regarding hospital quarantine, made people with disease other than ncov find another hospital that can lead to another deaths) references worldometers.info/coronavirus/ youtube.com/watch?v=YX0H3O_Uiec en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_psychogenic_i..
2020-03-01 15:42
who gives a fuck im tryna die fam
2020-03-01 21:18
Veri god inglish and not ignorant at all
2020-02-27 20:21
#34
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Ukraine McSwell
Worst tournament ever.
2020-02-27 19:53
Well, it’s not like it is ESL’s fault. That was the government’s decision
2020-02-27 20:03
#290
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Denmark Zorrondo
+1 poland worst country
2020-02-27 20:07
+1000
2020-02-27 20:17
Well, at least I agree that it’s a bad decision. Play-offs starting soon and a lot of people are already in Katowice
2020-02-27 20:18
#478
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Romania SplaXie^
Plane tickets and hotel will be refunded by who???
2020-02-27 20:39
nobody, insurence companies doesnt/cant give a fuck about virus concerns 👌😒
2020-02-27 20:45
noone
2020-02-27 20:46
#482
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Spain N0Love
That sucks
2020-02-27 20:39
+1 poland worst country
2020-02-27 20:15
In terms of the matches delivered it's been amazing so far but nt
2020-02-27 20:46
#35
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Spain Sito_omg
F
2020-02-27 19:53
#37
EliGE | 
Poland Roxin
ARE U SHITTING ME
2020-02-27 19:53
Hi mens, it's a good call, honest. Better to be safe than sorry. Think of it this way..... In another timeline, the Tourney goes ahead with the audience attending, some weeks later many who attended get sick from the virus that was bought into the arena by fans from other countries and then some of them die. 17 of the pro players get the Virus and 2 of them die.... CSGO Fans in shock and grieving.... POLAND then gets shit on from a great height for Not Baring The Fans From Attending.... No one goes to the Spodek Arena to watch Counter-Strike for the next 5 years.... The end.
2020-02-28 01:15
Shitty bait tbh
2020-02-28 18:24
#874
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United States MidN_
Even though no one in Poland has it, and chance of infection in poland from a public event is 0.001% (unless they're Italian lol)
2020-02-29 19:54
People from many countries are/were travelling to this event. How do you know that non of them have this virus?
2020-02-29 20:48
Press F
2020-02-27 19:53
XD
2020-02-27 19:53
LMFAO
2020-02-27 19:53
WHATTT
2020-02-27 19:53
#45
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Czech Republic Venckor
RIP
2020-02-27 19:53
#47
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Brazil Xambi
playing on katowice without crowd OMEGALUL
2020-02-27 19:53
I bet ya it wont be the last.. And if u say "OMEGALUL" again... I will be veeeeery upset with you kiddo.. U hear me? Veeeeery upset!
2020-02-27 21:16
#684
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Brazil Xambi
I cant hear you sorry, try again
2020-02-27 22:25
hehehehe <3
2020-02-29 19:56
LOL
2020-02-27 19:53
#50
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Sweden changrai
Loooool wtf
2020-02-27 19:53
#51
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United States _Nohj
WHYYYYYYYYYYY
2020-02-27 19:53
#52
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Poland FaStFvD
RIP IEM
2020-02-27 19:53
F
2020-02-27 19:53
Shit event
2020-02-27 19:54
Its not ESL's fault, its the gov't
2020-02-27 20:39
#830
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Ukraine Chipaet
It is decision of the goverment
2020-02-28 14:00
This is gonna fun KEKW
2020-02-27 19:54
#59
Luken | 
Sweden fxzo
rip, no more hype for crowd
2020-02-27 19:54
#511
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Ukraine Xe0m
it will be worst katowice ever
2020-02-27 20:44
#688
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United Kingdom p0mpouS
Atleast it's a real event with no shitty BO1 and a real BO5 final, I was sad when it was made a major as I knew it would be worse.
2020-02-27 22:31
#60
IM | 
Czech Republic cortan
Omg people are so stupid.
2020-02-27 19:54
F
2020-02-27 19:54
WTF.ITS SO BAD
2020-02-27 19:54
News came just when NAVI won hmm
2020-02-27 19:54
lul
2020-02-27 19:56
#66
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Finland Vkims
LMAO
2020-02-27 19:54
#67
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United States EZ4Mouz69
so lame
2020-02-27 19:54
looooooool
2020-02-27 19:54
rip
2020-02-27 19:54
F
2020-02-27 19:54
That's so stupid
2020-02-27 19:54
#72
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Hungary Shiron212
LMAO
2020-02-27 19:54
early april fools?
2020-02-27 19:54
lol no way
2020-02-27 19:55
Rip. Such a great tournament with no crowd
2020-02-27 19:54
#516
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Ukraine Xe0m
it will look like faceit major without crowd
2020-02-27 20:45
B R U H
2020-02-27 19:54
RIP
2020-02-27 19:54
F
2020-02-27 19:54
#79
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Romania FireTiger
F
2020-02-27 19:54
#80
PAGO | 
Poland txm420
KEKW
2020-02-27 19:54
#81
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France J0riS
The level of psychosis is unreal
2020-02-27 19:54
agreed, I would understand if the tournament was in S. Korea or Japan (places where the virus is actually spreading) but there are ZERO CASES IN POLAND I really don't understand
2020-02-27 20:06
So no tourist from country were there is case come in Poland and infect its population? You sound like a guy in a movie apocalypse first minutes "hey there is no zombie in the house so we don't need to protect it from outside zombies"
2020-02-27 20:11
2020-02-27 20:20
#487
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United States 7hai
you sound like the guy who watches too many movies, go outside.
2020-02-27 20:40
With that corona thing? I guess it is common in your country to ask people to die, not in mine.
2020-02-27 20:44
#539
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United States 7hai
you think an apocalypse is gonna happen because of a type flu that barely kills anybody. fucking a, you not very bright are ya?
2020-02-27 20:51
Can you quote my message where I say an apocalypse gonna happen?
2020-02-27 20:58
... there are zero cases and they want to keep it zero no matter what. Coronavirus spreads very easily, even people can get infected by just standing around the infected people when they're coughing or sneezing. Well yes, it sucks for people who travel to katowice to attend the event since the announcement was so sudden.
2020-02-28 10:52
It's better to be paranoid and be wrong many times than not be paranoid and be wrong once
2020-02-27 20:12
#396
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Poland flyerbag
+1 smart words !!
2020-02-27 20:19
#716
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Brazil rks99
I agree
2020-02-27 23:22
#805
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France J0riS
But then let's just stop living, let's not do anything at all
2020-02-28 09:19
People still have freedom of choice and can do whatever they want, it's just that in this specific case it was probably the right call
2020-02-28 14:36
#865
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France J0riS
I just hope it will be over before summer when those mosquitos bastards will show up
2020-02-28 19:12
better that than risking an epidemic italy went from fucking 0 to 500 in under a week
2020-02-27 21:45
#82
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Europe Qcharz
F
2020-02-27 19:54
#83
bottle | 
Germany Azes
this guy trying to make ESL go bankrupt?
2020-02-27 19:54
Holy jesus man
2020-02-27 19:54
#85
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Russia Glihhh
Wow real shame but understandable.
2020-02-27 19:54
understandable???? ITS A FUCKING FLU
2020-02-27 19:56
Its a flu with no cure thats killing healthy people
2020-02-27 20:40
healthy people aren't gonna get sick. if you are healthy you are gonna get better in like a week
2020-02-27 20:42
oh but I thought it was a flu? even healthy people can catch the flu, im healthy and ive caught the flu, also last I checked the flu didnt cause pneumonia, SARS, or kidney failure
2020-02-27 20:48
How do you cure the flu? Eating garlic or what?
2020-02-27 21:03
You can prevent it, theres no way to cure it but its self treatable unlike COVID-19
2020-02-27 21:57
Dont be silly. You can prevent corona too, by having good hand hygiene, and stop nosepicking etc. You can reduce the basic symptoms of the virus, such as pneumonia, and if there's a eruption cause by bacteria, you can cure it with antibiotics.
2020-02-27 22:09
Yes you can prevent corona by doing that, but the virus is way more aggresive than flu and even healthy people can easily get infected once they had contact with the infected one.
2020-02-27 23:20
Same goes with the flu. Your body has the virus even it doesnt show any symptons. Covid is another H1N1 (Swine flu), where 90% of all media coverage is scaring and creating masshysteria. I would be scare if/when H5N1 pandemia starts, it got CFR 60%
2020-02-28 03:50
but when you are infected, you will spread it to your parents and lots of other old people (in supermarkets, restaurants, metro tanks) even before you have symptoms.
2020-02-27 21:16
Its called evolution
2020-02-27 22:13
#724
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Indonesia rareguy
evolution is a massive reproduction with (better) mutation on each generation, isn't it?
2020-02-27 23:45
Yeah, by better you mean stronger. It just way the nature plays it: stronger one survive, and weaker ones dont.
2020-02-28 03:53
sounds like you are thinking about darwinism m8
2020-02-27 23:53
+1
2020-02-28 03:54
OMG IT'S HAPPENING
2020-02-27 19:54
hahahaha
2020-02-27 19:55
lol taking away the flair of one of the top 2 events in the year...
2020-02-27 19:55
What the fuck
2020-02-27 19:55
L00L
2020-02-27 19:55
poorlacks strike again
2020-02-27 19:55
#94
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Poland dziad5
Game over
2020-02-27 19:55
OMFG NOO
2020-02-27 19:55
FUCK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
2020-02-27 19:55
That's really suck :(
2020-02-27 19:55
#98
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Brazil Sickzera
F
2020-02-27 19:55
"ESL respects this decision from the local authorities and is currently working on reaching out to all ticket holders, guests, and media. Tickets will be fully refunded. The tournament will be conducted and broadcasted as planned, but without any additional visitors on-site. We are deeply sorry for all fans and players." Wow good job, gonna be hard to reach out to everyone who purchased tickets but I bet they're going to do their best :)
2020-02-27 19:55
even if they can refund everyone, the hotel room and train/plane tickets are still already paid and most likely can't be refunded
2020-02-27 20:01
Yep, going to end up getting some people screwed.
2020-02-27 20:04
not really much they can do, they are get fucked by this decision just as hard as ticketholders hopefully they can obtain some sort of compensation from the city
2020-02-27 20:08
LUL
2020-02-27 19:55
Rip
2020-02-27 19:55
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooof
2020-02-27 19:55
LOL RIP EVENT 2k max veiws in final
2020-02-27 19:55
? This makes no sense lol.The final will have 200k+ views atleast.
2020-02-27 20:08
If anything it will have more views now that nobody is in the venue, wtf
2020-02-27 20:41
#527
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Austria SplasJ
Yeah He has -iq xD
2020-02-27 20:47
What the hell
2020-02-27 19:55
#108
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Denmark Alphamon
Yeah just quarantine the whole world, let's all just rot inside no point in living life guise right? fucking betas scared of some fucking flu. fuck this world.
2020-02-27 19:55
#125
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Finland N1ggers
0iq
2020-02-27 19:56
#319
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Denmark Alphamon
Imagine thinking that was a serious comment and not just frustrated venting, don't project your iq onto others.
2020-02-27 20:09
#562
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Finland N1ggers
2020-02-27 20:58
#571
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Denmark Alphamon
1257 1257 1257 1257 1257 Calling someone 0 iq and not being able to form a sentence yourself, nt.
2020-02-27 21:01
#581
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Finland N1ggers
2020-02-27 21:03
#588
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Denmark Alphamon
I understand you're 0 iq... please make an effort, I want to have a coherent conversation with you.
2020-02-27 21:04
Cant u perhaps change nationality? to.... something not scandinavian... seems u are misplaced.
2020-02-27 21:32
#655
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Denmark Alphamon
Elaborate?
2020-02-27 21:49
#463
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Hungary Glng
+1 only old people die anyways and they don't really matter
2020-02-27 20:35
#530
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Austria SplasJ
Oh look at me I am an edgy kid
2020-02-27 20:47
People all-around the world are coming to this tournament, and Poland is on red-alert amid Coronavirus ... so bad for e-sports fans =[
2020-02-27 19:55
0/8 hltv
2020-02-27 19:55
+1 bad bait
2020-02-27 20:09
pizda
2020-02-27 19:55
#117
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Sweden go0s3
FUCK OFF BROOOO
2020-02-27 19:55
#118
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Poland KristaVeR
wtf
2020-02-27 19:55
#119
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Switzerland Titan))
So sad
2020-02-27 19:56
#120
steel | 
Canada ZHF
LMAOOOO
2020-02-27 19:56
WHY
2020-02-27 19:56
PIZDEEEEEC
2020-02-27 19:56
GORONA VAIRUZ
2020-02-27 19:56
#131
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Sweden flippig
lmao wtf........ POLAND DISBAND
2020-02-27 19:56
#140
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Europe LoookATme
Not Poland falut chaina falut
2020-02-27 19:57
It is the poland gov fault..
2020-02-27 21:00
#574
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Europe LoookATme
about iem yes but about virus chaina falut
2020-02-27 21:02
How cars about the overhyped flu?
2020-02-27 21:04
#608
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Europe LoookATme
nice flu kkkk over 2k people dead hahaah
2020-02-27 21:15
Flu killed 56k ppl in U.S last year
2020-02-27 21:21
why did they build the arena LUL
2020-02-27 19:56
#148
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Europe LoookATme
because they didn't had info man
2020-02-27 19:57
because they don't know this details
2020-02-28 15:22
#615
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Czech Republic PaYaB
read the article first
2020-02-27 21:18
Hooly shit
2020-02-27 19:56
#141
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Romania JeeFo
This is some next level dumb shit.
2020-02-27 19:57
Good decision
2020-02-27 19:57
0/8
2020-02-27 19:58
such a stupid ass decision
2020-02-27 20:02
ofc you don't care since it is not happening in your country but I don't want COVID-19 to spread all over Poland. If there would be even one ill person in Katowice IEM then for sure dozens would be infected. Mass events like that are perfect enviromnent for virus to spread. They would go all over the country and infect someone else and bang, we have another Italy in Poland. So that is good decision but kids cannot understand it yet, you need to grow up and born your own childs ;p
2020-02-27 20:09
It is happening in Switzerland, we have 6 cases as of today. It's a fucking flu, stop overreacting. The mortality rate for people aged 19-30 is 0.2%. The normal flu is 0.06%, so it's not as bad as people make it out to be.. I'm 25, so I think I'm old enough. Having kids may change my mind though, you're right.
2020-02-27 20:14
+1
2020-02-27 20:27
rip zeus
2020-02-27 19:57
WTF
2020-02-27 19:57
#145
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Denmark XmobGames
No fkn way
2020-02-27 19:57
#147
sobo | 
Canada eef!
LOL
2020-02-27 19:57
Great that faze lost, nobody cares this shit coz virus :D
2020-02-27 19:57
#152
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Finland Emvi
Damn that sucks
2020-02-27 19:57
#154
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United States jsxanatos
YES GOY HAVE CONSTANT FEAR
2020-02-27 19:57
Rip
2020-02-27 19:57
now g2 has a good chance
2020-02-27 19:57
F
2020-02-27 19:57
#159
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Chile strong221
FUCK THIS
2020-02-27 19:57
Rip Feelsbadman
2020-02-27 19:57
This wount stop corona virus one bit, but ruin 12.000 peoples weekend.
2020-02-27 19:57
Thank you Mr.China
2020-02-27 19:57
#163
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Serbia hltvmens
loooool
2020-02-27 19:57
retarded overreaction, I'd be so pissed if I booked a flight, hotel and it gets cancelled one day before the event
2020-02-27 19:57
#248
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Finland Teukkasd
+1 shitty move
2020-02-27 20:03
WHAAAAAT is this a fucking joke? the event will be SHIT without the crowd
2020-02-27 19:58
what kind of joke its this
2020-02-27 19:57
katowice without a crowd? expect next esl eu events to not be as full as usual.
2020-02-27 19:57
Omfg
2020-02-27 19:57
riki crowd confirmed
2020-02-27 19:58
#363
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Denmark Zorrondo
-Venomancer ults -Riki crowd appears.
2020-02-27 20:14
F
2020-02-27 19:58
#178
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Sweden Fizze
WHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTT
2020-02-27 19:58
#180
OK | 
Albania Edjon
bruh
2020-02-27 19:58
Wtf
2020-02-27 19:58
#182
NEO | 
Poland Amirek
Lmao, fun thing is that there isn't even 1 confirmed case in Poland (A lot of suspected cases, and one of those was like tested positively in 1 out of 3 tests for some genes from virus or smth like this)
2020-02-27 19:58
Very smart by them, corona gonna be huge...
2020-02-27 19:58
You have to be fucking kidding me Did they just realise coronavirus is a thing a day before the playoffs?There are probably hundreds or thousands of fans that travelled to Poland and now they are fucked
2020-02-27 19:58
#239
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Finland Teukkasd
+1 this is kinda fucked
2020-02-27 20:03
+1000 does esl not take into consider plane tickets and hotel bookings kkkkkkkkk
2020-02-27 20:06
The government made the decision,I dont think ESL had a say in it
2020-02-27 20:22
im sure they mentioned it and the government did consider that
2020-02-27 20:23
+1
2020-02-28 11:08
wat
2020-02-27 19:59
#190
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Sweden pontus767
F
2020-02-27 19:59
#191
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Netherlands PATOZR
Corona is overrated af
2020-02-27 19:59
#192
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Poland FaStFvD
do not know if this Boomer is aware of the fact that if someone was to arrive from China or from other countries struggling with the virus, it is probably already in Katowice / Krakow, so the decision is about a week too late.
2020-02-27 19:59
rip, is one of the hypest events next to esl one cologne
2020-02-27 19:59
SO SAD OMFG
2020-02-27 19:59
Whaaat?
2020-02-27 20:00
#202
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Poland cr0p
F
2020-02-27 20:00
Don't worry, Mike Pence is on it!
2020-02-27 20:00
WHAT?
2020-02-27 20:00
wtf F
2020-02-27 20:00
no crowd cheating at least haha
2020-02-27 20:01
gg because China made the coronavirus,sorry
2020-02-27 20:01
#212 comments in 10 minutes, I think we're heading for a HLTV record here
2020-02-27 20:01
#226
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Finland Teukkasd
+1
2020-02-27 20:02
LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2020-02-27 20:01
#218
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Russia ToughGuy
FUCK CHINA nuke this
2020-02-27 20:01
CYKA BYLAT
2020-02-28 19:22
#868
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Russia ToughGuy
ching chong
2020-02-28 20:13
CYKA BYLAT RUSSIAN BEAR
2020-02-29 15:48
#219
valde | 
Denmark QBE_
Rip
2020-02-27 20:01
#220
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Russia Zel0cE
Pizdos
2020-02-27 20:02
#221
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Finland Teukkasd
WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS BULLSHIT
2020-02-27 20:02
Bruh...He should refund everyones flights, hotel, tickets.
2020-02-27 20:08
His fault? It was a good decision, and even though I don't live in Poland for the moment, I wish other countries followed the procedures like they did in Katowice. This virus is some serious thing and no way some CS tournament matters more than your health.
2020-02-27 20:03
#262
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Sweden flippig
nt but katowice matters more than anything
2020-02-27 20:05
"I don't live in Poland for the moment" Expected. "This virus is some serious thing and no way some CS tournament matters more than your health." Thats a bit overkill dude. Of course all viruses is a serious thing, but look at Corona virus deaths and then look at *insert virus name* deaths. Corona virus is not even close to being as serious as some other viruses. Also, if you actually look at the age of the people that died of corona they are 80+ years old or very very young, which means they have weak immune system, which you have at those ages.
2020-02-27 20:10
thanks, I hate the fact that people treat it like the fucking black plague..
2020-02-27 20:20
+1
2020-02-27 20:21
#324
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Europe Cirros_V2
Good decision? Dude event wasnt announced today... He fking changed his mind when everything is set to start
2020-02-27 20:10
I understand that, really. I know the frustration if someone comes to Katowice and then on the last moment they cancell the event. I hope they refund tickets and could even deal with travel costs if they take it seriously. It's a missed opportunity for sure because Katowice is a great experience, but still, it's their decision.
2020-02-27 20:16
#500
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Europe Cirros_V2
But why at the last minute? Nothing unusual has happened to cancel it at the last minute if so do it bloody earlier. Now everyone was rdy and everything set to start but some dumbass decided to cancel it at the last minute...
2020-02-27 20:40
That's right, they should announce it earlier, not now when everybody is ready and waiting.
2020-02-27 21:07
WHO should refund because it is their fucking fault they said there is nothing to be worried about and now they are saying: ok we have to be worried LIKE WHAT THE FUCK THEY SHOULD HAVE STOPPED EVERY AIRPLANE THAT WAS FROM WUHAN AND THESE TRASH CITIES BEST TOURNAMENT IN CS:GO IS FUCKED BECAUSE OF THEM
2020-02-27 20:22
uff that's expensive
2020-02-27 20:02
Not pog
2020-02-27 20:02
bruhh
2020-02-27 20:02
sad
2020-02-27 20:02
china no 1
2020-02-27 20:02
#231
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United States jsxanatos
must have had some real low ticket sales eh? then they claim it is because of the corona virus. get real
2020-02-27 20:02
The arena did not announce this, it was the city council or smth Katowice has a lot of people every single year, it's nothing like your average NA cricket crowd.
2020-02-27 20:32
#507
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United States jsxanatos
i doubt the remaining teams families and friends contracted the corona virus. that's all
2020-02-27 20:42
RIP crowd
2020-02-27 20:02
Wtf
2020-02-27 20:02
So sad for g2 players :(
2020-02-27 20:03
Bring silesia back under our rule to forbid such nonsense to happen again!
2020-02-27 20:03
Watch Cologne to be completely cancelled.
2020-02-27 20:05
#308
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Europe Cirros_V2
Don't uuuuu even say that
2020-02-27 20:08
I mean if the coronavirus will spread more in Germany then surely it will either be played without crowd as well or completely canceled. Poland has 0 cases and is afraid of people bringing it in and spreading it at an event so I can only imagine Germany doing the same.
2020-02-27 20:15
#460
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Europe Cirros_V2
Prob. but lets only pray for it to not happen
2020-02-27 20:35
RIP CORONAVIRUS WINS
2020-02-27 20:03
XDDDD
2020-02-27 20:03
#251
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Poland Katoliq
0 infected people in Poland, and some fool from the Silesian government is canceling Event, nice ...
2020-02-27 20:04
#292
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Europe Cirros_V2
overthrow this retard
2020-02-27 20:08
0 infected ppl because goverment isnt letting sick ppl in and cancelling events like this you sillypants :D
2020-02-27 20:56
#252
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy
bruhH
2020-02-27 20:04
#254
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Netherlands Sem0733
nOOO well this tournement just became a whole lot more boring
2020-02-27 20:04
#255
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South Africa @FyreCS
LUL Poland doesn't even have a case yet LUL!
2020-02-27 20:04
But the people visiting may have? 0iq take
2020-02-27 20:05
#275
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Europe Cirros_V2
+1 and he fking changed his mind at the last minute. FUCK THAT GUY
2020-02-27 20:06
They probably want it to stay that way. Imagine how many people from how many different countries will be there and share their body fluids with one another. The virus will have ez snacks and afterwards everybody infected drives back to their home countries and spread it some more, absolute reasonable decision but still sad
2020-02-27 20:06
#341
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Germany grabke
You are talking like this event is the only mass event in Europe. And nothing happens there .....
2020-02-27 20:11
There’s more and more sport events getting cancelled. Italy‘s Serie a football league will be played without audience, Germany already cancelled a badminton event, and more events Are up for debate.
2020-02-27 20:15
#383
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Sweden flippig
4 champions league games played this week and 15 europa league games being played today
2020-02-27 20:17
yeah but what i'm saying is that this is not the only case and if the corona-trend continues like it does currently then a lot more events will follow suit
2020-02-28 07:57
#376
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Sweden flippig
yeah like the 4 champions league games played this week and the 15 europa league games being played today LOL!
2020-02-27 20:16
if they just prevented Chinese from attending the probability of any given person attending having the virus is so minuscule that I would honestly be more scared of dying in the plane ride to Katowice than getting the virus from the crowd... there are only like 1000 cases outside of China... THAT'S OUT OF 6000000000 PEOPLE
2020-02-27 20:15
#683
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South Africa @FyreCS
This is true, and I respect the opinion. I would have to agree as well, just stating its unfortunate.
2020-02-27 22:25
KatoMemeStrikesAgain
2020-02-27 20:04
#258
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Romania Obuz8
Wtf this is bullshit
2020-02-27 20:04
WHAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTT NO WAY OMGGGGG
2020-02-27 20:04
Ez4corona
2020-02-27 20:05
lmao lowiq
2020-02-27 20:05
#269
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Europe Cirros_V2
+1
2020-02-27 20:05
#267
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Europe Cirros_V2
SO FUCKING STUPID DECISION. ALL MONEY INVESTED IN SETTING UP WHOLE STAGE ETC. AND AT THE LAST MINUTE "NAH I CHANGED MY MIND NO CROWD" SOOOO FKING STUPID. FK THAT GUY
2020-02-27 20:05
LOLOLOL
2020-02-27 20:05
#279
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India AAgOnFire
Omg ruined
2020-02-27 20:06
what???
2020-02-27 20:06
the joke that went to far
2020-02-27 20:07
#283
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Kazakhstan alpamyS
Imagine traveling for this event, come from other country and you see this, lmao
2020-02-27 20:07
that really hurts
2020-02-27 20:09
:(((( rip
2020-02-27 20:07
#286
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Finland tomppi1
sad
2020-02-27 20:07
CORONAWICE
2020-02-27 20:07
gg wp, not gonna watch
2020-02-27 20:07
#295
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Norway CheNaLii
corona virus is not a fking threat unless you are old or a baby. neither goes to this event so fuck off
2020-02-27 20:08
better safe than sorry
2020-02-27 20:08
#419
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Denmark twinseN
true
2020-02-27 20:23
#317
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United States n3h
Yes but they bring it home and give it to their parents and grandparents dumbass.
2020-02-27 20:09
retards still underestimating corona...
2020-02-27 20:54
Well you realize old people for instance can get it also from others who get it even if the event was mostly young people, idk what u on about xd...
2020-02-27 20:10
Old, baby, people with a history of lung problems etc... the Problem is not only that People could die from it, the Problem is that it spreads uncontrollably and super fast, and there’s no real cure for it. I say it’s a good decision
2020-02-27 20:11
but u may spread it to others,and will u take this risk?
2020-02-27 20:13
Stupid as f***
2020-02-27 20:08
#300
B1T | 
Europe Gigska
health first of all so expected
2020-02-27 20:08
Brainwashing bullshit - we now know who the Silesian Gouverneur works for, and it's not the people. All current gov are the enemy of good free people, and they are ALL on the same team (them vs us). Next they'll tell everyone they need a magical vaccine..
2020-02-27 20:10
ggwp Zeus
2020-02-27 20:09
Wow no crowd. Literally ruins the whole playoff atmosphere and the point of getting past the groups to play IN FRONT OF A CROWD. Shit just keep them playing in the setups they've been playing in.
2020-02-27 20:09
#328
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Finland Teukkasd
+1 this is shitty
2020-02-27 20:10
better ban all players from Korea China overall everybody from Asia
2020-02-27 20:09
#353
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Poland Htcobakel
I guess you're less than 15 y.o. The virus is in many European countries.
2020-02-27 20:13
Trash decision :D
2020-02-27 20:09
#321
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Europe Krychaaaa
Katowice without crowd = NA with crowd
2020-02-27 20:10
#345
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United States n3h
USA! USA! USA!
2020-02-27 20:12
+1 xD
2020-02-27 20:33
#322
tarik | 
Norway MD!
NO WAY BRO FFS
2020-02-27 20:10
I haven't been more disappointed about something in a very long time. The Silesian government needs to compensate all of those who were traveling to Katowice, because this is absolutely stunning.
2020-02-27 20:10
so just plays in same where now why in empty arena? :D
2020-02-27 20:10
#327
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Germany grabke
Lol what a stupid decision !!!
2020-02-27 20:10
#332
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United States jsxanatos
"The decision has been made at a time when there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Poland"
2020-02-27 20:11
F for Zeus
2020-02-27 20:11
WTF is this panic about coronavirus? Just imagine buying tickets from Sweden, paying for a hotel, taking off days at work... just to be fucked like this by some policitian, with no eligibility for a refund. omfg
2020-02-27 20:11
very good decision
2020-02-27 20:11
Iem expo will be open or close too ? Friends u know sth?
2020-02-27 20:12
ez
2020-02-27 20:12
LOST ALL RESPECT FOR VIRUS WTF
2020-02-27 20:12
esports officially dead RIP time to go back to football
2020-02-27 20:12
#384
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World Notb8ing
PepeLaugh
2020-02-27 20:17
thats actually fucking funny, football matches are played every single day and they apparently have problem with iem XDDDDDD fucking disgusting joke
2020-02-27 20:20
EVENT RUINED
2020-02-27 20:12
#351
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Russia grosamalo
Shame
2020-02-27 20:12
WAITING FOR THORIN TWEETS BLAMING ESL
2020-02-27 20:13
RIP
2020-02-27 20:13
its a shit virus... if u lose to it u must have shit immune system
2020-02-27 20:13
#360
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Germany grabke
kneejerk reaction whats up with 1000 other mass events. CL is playing every soccer match except for italy and katowice cant ?
2020-02-27 20:14
Seria A and CL, even the Olympics might be postponed too.
2020-02-27 20:55
#361
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Denmark nrth_LUL
Thorin is going to have a field day
2020-02-27 20:14
Nice gonna be like watching online qualifiers
2020-02-27 20:15
Tbh fair enough I get it
2020-02-27 20:15
Sad but it's a smart move See u next year
2020-02-27 20:16
Gtfo pls
2020-02-27 20:16
stfu pls
2020-02-27 20:18
Corona talking
2020-02-27 20:20
i'm 100% healthy idiot
2020-02-27 20:21
Yes ofc
2020-02-27 20:24
so take care of yourself don't talk shit
2020-02-27 20:25
Bcuz of ur country this all happened
2020-02-27 20:28
u can blame those ppl who eat bats our country and normal ppl ain't crimnal
2020-02-27 20:38
Bcuz of ur country WW2 happened idiot shut the fak up
2020-02-27 20:39
Did u die?
2020-02-27 20:41
There are tons of vegetables to eat and then there is beef , chicken and stuff but ya all chose bats :))
2020-02-28 12:42
Just few stupid retard eating some bats doesn't mean all people choose bats okay? Most people feel disgusted with those shit. And yet the source of the virus hasn't been found so don't talk shit before WHO find it.
2020-02-28 14:11
The channel owner has pakistan flag as his profile picture and talking bout India I think its enough evidence to say that its a fake video stupid asshole
2020-02-28 15:20
youtube.com/watch?v=d_LHwvWYYWw You're really not one to talk.
2020-02-28 15:41
dead game in next year LUL
2020-02-27 20:17
+1
2020-02-27 20:28
What a bummer
2020-02-27 20:17
Luled
2020-02-27 20:17
#390
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Lithuania Extazis
Why? ESl you told you gonna take temperature of people and then they can go in i undestand from italy china and others but everyone gonna have coronavirus so
2020-02-27 20:18
#398
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World Notb8ing
That doesn't do much honestly, person can have it some time with not that many symptoms to be found.
2020-02-27 20:19
so sorry for the people who were attending...
2020-02-27 20:18
dumb decision
2020-02-27 20:19
Wrong attitude. Bestest decision ever mens.
2020-02-28 01:41
Wtf i am on my freaking way to Katowice now... unlucky.
2020-02-27 20:19
#421
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United States jsxanatos
F
2020-02-27 20:23
i feel bad for you. Just go to some bars and fuck some cheap prostitutes...
2020-02-27 20:58
refund the tickets is the least. they (katowice) should refund any expenses from people that already travelled, all the fees that they already payed etc
2020-02-27 20:20
#502
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United States 7hai
typical tard that only reads the freaking title.
2020-02-27 20:41
#534
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Austria SplasJ
Yeah lol
2020-02-27 20:48
+1 he is bra71lian what did u expect?
2020-02-27 20:59
#404
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North America Voucht
Would be a good decision if it was not that late
2020-02-27 20:20
Wtfff
2020-02-27 20:21
Why tf is these europoors overreacting so much holy fuck
2020-02-27 20:22
#412
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New Zealand SkirmishX
Unfortunate - feel like it'll be boring for the players :(
2020-02-27 20:22
#414
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France Fran6k1D
A little flu > The biggest CS:GO event of the year
2020-02-27 20:22
...after cologne
2020-02-27 20:57
#422
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Brazil davidzor
monkaS
2020-02-27 20:24
How sad. :(
2020-02-27 20:24
CHINA FUCK YOU
2020-02-27 20:24
Imagine paying over 100€ for ticket, then taking off from work, paying hotel/accomendation, paying for Train or Plane ticket and then, the day before, you hear this shit lmao
2020-02-27 20:24
#434
NEO | 
Poland OmgYes
life is brutal
2020-02-27 20:25
It truly is
2020-02-27 20:44
>Navi just make playoffs > coroNAVIrus > this gets announced coinidence ? i think not
2020-02-27 20:24
xaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2020-02-27 20:43
lul wtf
2020-02-27 20:25
Fuck China
2020-02-27 20:25
KEKW
2020-02-27 20:26
#437
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Germany demsotex
Feels really bad, sorry for all the fans, who are already there.
2020-02-27 20:26
#697
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Denmark Menterx
+1
2020-02-27 22:55
good call, crowd is cringe anyway, doing shit chants and giving away info empty arena gonna be spooky
2020-02-27 20:27
virus lul
2020-02-27 20:27
#441
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Germany Sabba1
F
2020-02-27 20:27
Absurd. Close down all trains stations and airports in Europe, then. Cancel all football matches. Close the downton area of all major cities. All of these areas have more people moving through them than IEM Katowice. Stupid overreaction.
2020-02-27 20:27
+1
2020-02-27 20:34
+1
2020-02-27 20:39
+1 men
2020-02-27 20:47
That’s what they are doing now in China. If there are more than 10000+ cases confirmed in the next month, it might happen.
2020-02-27 20:50
bbc.com/news/world-51665631 guess you don't pay attention to world news
2020-02-28 02:49
You're crying over this but you're going to watch at home on your monitor anyway. It doesn't affect you
2020-02-28 15:10
#447
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Finland satkis
OMFG nooo
2020-02-27 20:29
#449
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Germany cTm|oNe
coronavirus is a fucking bullshit propaganda
2020-02-27 20:29
Well, now you can see how stupid our governors are LUL
2020-02-27 20:30
Don't worry, the coronavirus is from China it won't last long.
2020-02-27 20:32
Lol +1
2020-02-27 20:33
#454
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Czech Republic winkl
at least i'll save money for fuel and buy facemask
2020-02-27 20:32
understandable and smart decision
2020-02-27 20:33
#467
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Europe Cirros_V2
Smart if they would do it earlier not at the last minute. Now it's only retarded
2020-02-27 20:36
I mean it's not esl decision but government and government doesn't care about some cs tournament
2020-02-27 20:39
#519
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Europe Cirros_V2
Yes i know it's government decision and they should care about that stuff cuz it has alooot benefits to have that kind of event in own city. So dumb omg
2020-02-27 20:45
what benefits do you get from risking the chance of the virus spreading to thousands? over-crowding at hospitals and government panic, maybe
2020-02-28 15:14
This is so sad
2020-02-27 20:33
postpone the event... No Fans in Katowice, that is awful...
2020-02-27 20:35
Fucking rip
2020-02-27 20:35
If only the fucking ching chongs didn't eat stupid shit, this wouldn't have happened.
2020-02-27 20:36
#489
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Bulgaria AboveYall
they literally eat rats and bats.. come the fk on now.. black death came out of china as well but killed more than half of the population in EUROPE.. Italy is booming with this virus atm .-.
2020-02-27 20:41
+1 eating flying cockroaches ain't smart
2020-02-27 20:40
#528
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Europe Cirros_V2
+1
2020-02-27 20:47
+1
2020-02-27 21:03
Sad but safety comes first
2020-02-27 20:37
#536
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Europe Cirros_V2
2020-02-27 20:49
FUCK POLAND, just fuck it forever. FUCK THIS FUCKING JOKE OF A COUNTRY.
2020-02-27 20:38
easy kid
2020-02-27 20:55
Was my immediate reaction. Apologies. Fuck the idiot of a governor who decided this, after giving assurance to ESL even earlier on the same fucking day. Fucking asshat clown.
2020-02-27 21:49
Agreed but you don't want to get this thing, it's a killer that you can spread where ever you go....
2020-02-28 01:46
Stfu or we invide you again
2020-02-28 14:57
Bruh
2020-02-27 20:38
Wait, what happens to the people who bought tickets and traveled from other countries?
2020-02-27 20:39
cry is free for them... never mind it’s pretty expensive
2020-02-27 20:41
#509
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North America LedwigCS
Katowice Tickets will almost surely be refundable, but not flights not hotel bookings, etc.
2020-02-27 20:42
Trace just quoted "until further notice" ... fingers crossed the decision gets overturned.
2020-02-27 20:40
What a joke
2020-02-27 20:40
Violets are blue, Roses are red, We want IEM Katowice back.
2020-02-27 20:40
or off with ESL’s head.
2020-02-27 20:41
#490
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Ukraine Xe0m
RIP KATOWICE
2020-02-27 20:40
Aaaaand just like that, one of the best, if not THE best CS tournament, is ruined... GGWP
2020-02-27 20:40
:( GL organizers
2020-02-27 20:40
No more crowd cheating for Xyp9x xaxaxax
2020-02-27 20:40
#699
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Denmark Menterx
Nice b8 m8!
2020-02-27 22:56
#498
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China Chin_sT
sensible decision never underestimate the coronavirus
2020-02-27 20:40
#498
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China Chin_sT
rip
2020-02-27 20:42
F
2020-02-27 20:41
RIP already paid AIRBNB and train tickets, jesus fu...
2020-02-27 20:44
#515
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Canada LemonKris
F
2020-02-27 20:44
#524
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Poland houzter
Alot of people got fucked over - unfortunately, this was still a wise decision. Just could have been made much earlier, really.
2020-02-27 20:46
#525
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United Kingdom KieranFR
huge oof
2020-02-27 20:46
#531
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Ukraine ksay
what a joke why change your decision at the last day this is just cruel towards those who already spend their money
2020-02-27 20:47
#532
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Finland Tusku
now this is actually stupid, theres like 1 confirmed case of corona in the whole country
2020-02-27 20:47
maybe they were afraid of tourists
2020-02-27 20:50
Such bullshit only possible in Poland XD
2020-02-27 20:48
#543
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Europe Cirros_V2
Sad true. Retarded government shitting in their own nest.
2020-02-27 20:54
stupid.... and whole event now becomes boring as fk
2020-02-27 20:51
#549
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Europe Cirros_V2
Mby not boring but surely lost its charm
2020-02-27 20:55
#821
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Netherlands Darkrain
It's not that they can do anything about it.. it's not their choice
2020-02-28 11:39
wtf so are they still playing in the spodek?
2020-02-27 20:52
#551
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Europe Cirros_V2
Probably yeah. Everything is setup rdy to start. Retarded gov.
2020-02-27 20:55
lmfao i cant wait to watch the entire experience with zero crowd
2020-02-27 20:56
#569
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Europe Cirros_V2
I wish this retarded government took some costs of decidion. Pay ppl who came in atleast if u wish to cancel it at the last minute or organizer for unnecessary costs
2020-02-27 21:00
#542
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Norway BigCannon
Ye sure, give peoples money for tickets, who cares some of them came from the other part of the world and spend a ton more on the other stuff.
2020-02-27 20:55
#544
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World Notb8ing
well not like it is esl choice to cancel crowd, why'd they pay anything but event tickets makes no fucking sense
2020-02-27 20:55
#555
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Europe Cirros_V2
No1 said esl should. Retarded gov. should or never host another event there. Bloody brainless fkers
2020-02-27 20:57
fuck you polish bald brained nobrains losing mind over a flu...
2020-02-27 20:54
polish goverment* USA puppet
2020-02-27 20:56
polish goverment = polish bald brained nobrains
2020-02-27 20:58
This is depressing
2020-02-27 20:57
#566
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Estonia f0ntz
What about Rio major ?
2020-02-27 20:59
#567
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United States JustBitsy
Sad face...
2020-02-27 20:59
Fuck PogChamp
2020-02-27 21:00
rio major next?
2020-02-27 21:01
#583
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World Notb8ing
My guess: probably not even played
2020-02-27 21:04
csgo ded gem mens
2020-02-27 21:05
OK KATOWICE, SEE YOU NEXT YEAR! JK, not anymore. LMAO
2020-02-27 21:02
anluko
2020-02-27 21:03
so why dont you at least allow polish crowd? figure something out damn braindead politicians
2020-02-27 21:03
i thought that too, i dont think there is time to esl organize this but will be nice if they can provide at least some places to local crowd. There is until sunday for them do something to soften.
2020-02-27 21:09
I do understand the decision but why made in the last minute before playoff?? with huge money and expectation on it...
2020-02-27 21:03
i just dont understand some things. All airports in Poland are closed? if not, these are places 100x more dangerous than a stadium with 12k people. Look, i dont think this is a wrong decision but just hypocrite. But ok, "lets fuck with the nerds." I bet if this was some gay parade the event would remain.
2020-02-27 21:03
#590
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World Notb8ing
poland hate gay doe D:
2020-02-27 21:06
#585
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Poland ryhupeja
Better safe than sorry...
2020-02-27 21:04
#599
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Other NDRnews
dont make contact with people because flu has more motality rate XD
2020-02-27 21:09
#660
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Poland ryhupeja
You don't get the point. Such decisions (as playing Serie A games without audience) are not about mortality, they're about the panic and overloading hospitals with people suspecting normal flu might be coronavirus because they were at a bigger event.
2020-02-27 21:52
embarrassing :DD
2020-02-27 21:06
#595
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Germany NichtAven
This will go down in history
2020-02-27 21:08
#597
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Other NDRnews
coronavirus is not that bad and all media making drama as always , they just fuck the people who pay
2020-02-27 21:09
#600
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Sweden Trkmag
Is the corona really that bad?
2020-02-27 21:11
you have some type of liquid in your lungs and die in a short period of time
2020-02-27 21:12
No, you should know it by now. Isn't there like 100 new case today?
2020-02-27 21:14
#607
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Sweden Trkmag
I meant that the mortality rate is very low.
2020-02-27 21:14
Yeah, little more the regular seasonal influenza, that kills annually ~500 000 ppl
2020-02-27 21:27
around 2 percent mortality yes. Flu could be more dangerous
2020-02-27 21:28
Influenza has 0.2% death rate. Covid-19 has approx 2.4% death rate, at best case.
2020-02-28 01:51
I didn't buy tickets yesssssss
2020-02-27 21:11
STUPID CHINESE EAT EVERYTHING FUCKING ANIMAL
2020-02-27 21:13
ez 4 Tokyo 2020
2020-02-28 19:09
hahah I would love to see the winner team standing in an empty arena holding the trophy up and waiton for aplause,and ther is just (zzzzZZzzZZZ) XD
2020-02-27 21:14
#606
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Brazil hugoooo
Worst Katowice ever
2020-02-27 21:14
So we know about the virus for quite a long time. Decision like this shouldve be made weeks ago not half day before playoffs when everyone already is in katowice and probably some people will realize this tomorrow. I feel bad for viewers , players and especially for ESL. IEM Katowice was something special for me i was watching this since early 1.6.
2020-02-27 21:15
I had a ticket. rip
2020-02-27 21:16
how will astralis win without crowd cheat? wtf mens
2020-02-27 21:17
cornona virus is simply a gov tactic to keep everyone AFRIAD. be afraid sheeple, but don't worry your friendly neighborhood gov is here to fleece you, er save you.
2020-02-27 21:17
i dont fucking care about this virus, i just want to see some good cs and crowd cheering
2020-02-27 21:18
what about all the football matches in poland and all over europe? Why's crowd allowed to be there more than with 50k+ people? logic?
2020-02-27 21:22
majority of people who bought tickets are already in katowice, so making this decision now is blatantly stupid...
2020-02-27 21:22
#627
ropz | 
Finland naBBe
+1, i dont know whats the difference being seperated in own places (hotels etc.) or just together as crowd
2020-02-27 21:27
Sad news..
2020-02-27 21:25
I bought ticket for the final, booked hotel, bus everything, f... me :/
2020-02-27 21:27
So fucking stupid. Feel so bad for ESL anc Carmac,.. One flue will prevent one of the best crowds and stages. Death rate outside of China its like 0,7%? :D And most of those deaths are old and ill people...
2020-02-27 21:27
It wasn't Carmaca's decision. The decision was made by the voivode. Poland is divided into 16 parts, which are called provinces. A voivode is a person ruling one of the voivodships-provinces. I don't think that is right decision, but it it isn't Carmac or ESL fault.
2020-02-27 21:49
it's sad to see some people having the power to play with the freedom of people with a fictional virus. All viruses are bad for man no matter what you call him .. I would ask them to go to Mars, there is no virus there...
2020-02-27 21:30
bbc.com/news/world-51665631 yes fictional virus indeed
2020-02-28 02:44
Fuck. I was so excited for the Katowice's crowd... tournament won't feel like it's a tier 1 tournament
2020-02-27 21:30
#634
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Israel SOEZ4NIK0
Are you fucking for real???
2020-02-27 21:30
#637
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Ukraine Jeykopz
wtf? They can change the date of the games. Let's do it. Spodek arena need fans!
2020-02-27 21:32
#638
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Russia AmaZar
Fuck you coroNAVIrus!
2020-02-27 21:33
VIRUS OUTBREAK reminds me of the first Guardian mission xD
2020-02-27 21:33
#640
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Germany syfy323
wtf
2020-02-27 21:33
Came here to see how much stupid comments are in here, didn't get disappointed. Right decision, sadly this happened, but you get your money back from tickets and insurance is for lost money in hotel reservations etc. If not, get better insurance.
2020-02-27 21:34
How many people die from other common flu viruses? if you don't know I can tell you there is no good statistics but the mortality rate is not lower from this corona!
2020-02-27 21:40
imagine the people from NA who went to Kato this year
2020-02-27 21:42
#650
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Brazil Fauchard
Probably tyloo team concerns the mayor
2020-02-27 21:46
Imagine if they only aimed tyloo lol, some sweet drama
2020-02-27 23:14
gg
2020-02-27 21:47
fucking tyloo
2020-02-27 21:47
LOL big rip
2020-02-27 21:50
Good decision but too late
2020-02-27 21:52
I think it's really bad decision. The day before event everyone is in Katowice, so the virus anyway will spread. People lose money for hotels, Katowice lose their reputation.
2020-02-27 21:55
#663
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World Beard43
Ridiculous. Poland eh, the fear people have is insane.
2020-02-27 21:57
Not getting killed by foreigners is "insane" - basically european policy at this point.
2020-02-27 22:12
#725
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World Beard43
What are you talking about? Virtually every single person who was going to attend would already be in Katowice, you think they're just going to sit in their hotel rooms now?
2020-02-27 23:47
All sick
2020-02-27 21:57
This sucks fucking ASS
2020-02-27 21:59
#668
rko | 
Netherlands WWF
Nice excuse. Will football matches be without crowds too? What about concerts or shows?
2020-02-27 21:59
#691
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United Kingdom p0mpouS
No schools, university, work or college either, infact everyone stay in their house under the table or in the fridge.
2020-02-27 22:33
Really unfortunate :(
2020-02-27 22:00
stuid decison
2020-02-27 22:01
#671
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Sweden Akoulad
LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2020-02-27 22:03
Lmao fearing a non existent thing in central europe. Poor zeus will bring the trophy for the players
2020-02-27 22:03
oof XD
2020-02-27 22:05
Lol everyone is going to die in Rio :DD
2020-02-27 22:08
Cyka, blyat'
2020-02-27 22:09
#680
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Hungary raffai
Damn, so its happening
2020-02-27 22:20
#681
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United Kingdom NiP-dTm-
Damn this sucks :(
2020-02-27 22:20
omg so fckd up
2020-02-27 22:24
#685
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United States xiquo
fear mongering wins again!
2020-02-27 22:26
#692
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United Kingdom p0mpouS
80k cases, 2.8k deaths 38k cured, so what like 7% death rate, most if those old or people with health problems.
2020-02-27 22:34
12/12/12 its happening again!! (?)
2020-02-27 22:27
Man (
2020-02-27 22:33
F to all players Sad news mens))
2020-02-27 22:37
Jaroslaw Wieczorek, Prawo i Sprawiedliwosc co za kutas jebany ja pierdole
2020-02-27 22:40
:(((( damn
2020-02-27 22:42
#696
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Kazakhstan kanjargo
football matches are played with crowd in Europe, but they have problem with esport event..
2020-02-27 22:48
Can any poorlack confirm that there is not SINGLE one confirmed case of the flu... eh i mean CORONAVIRUS (evil laugh / trollface) in Poland yet? Thats what i heard... If its true, than this decision is just joke.
2020-02-27 22:59
+1 , no one
2020-02-27 22:59
ROFL. thanks.
2020-02-27 23:00
but did you acknowledge the fact that this event is international and not only polish people take part in it?
2020-02-28 05:19
sad
2020-02-27 23:02
rip
2020-02-27 23:03
So who will refund the travel cost?
2020-02-27 23:11
joke
2020-02-27 23:30
Rip prizemoney HAHAHAHAHA
2020-02-27 23:50
F to the people who traveled to Katowice.
2020-02-27 23:50
damn that sucks
2020-02-27 23:50
F
2020-02-27 23:54
#731
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Hungary Gulaash
corona virus's mortalitiy is about 2-4% ebola's mortality is 40-50% still... noone stops immigrants coming from africa only hungary
2020-02-27 23:57
#811
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Austria doMK0
dude, i just quote this for you ”Hungary is a particularly frightening example of what happens when you simply watch for too long instead of insisting on respecting the fundamental value [of press freedom].” “The EU must finally make the protection of press freedom a priority and take action against state media concentration.” europeanjournalists.org/blog/2019/05/09/..
2020-02-28 10:22
IEM WUHAN 2021 INCOMING!
2020-02-27 23:58
f
2020-02-28 00:03
RIP
2020-02-28 00:08
o burwa
2020-02-28 00:12
Some fucking governor in some ivory tower somewhere can fuck over thousands of people and and a major company without any accountability whatsoever, great. Terrible decision.
2020-02-28 00:25
#742
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Europe LoookATme
0/8
2020-02-28 00:42
R.I.P
2020-02-28 00:32
F the best event of the year...
2020-02-28 00:51
#744
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Poland hillock
i'm sorry for people who came to Katowice from other countries, this coronavirus thing sucks so much and I'm just sad, because I cannot imagine Katowice without crowd...
2020-02-28 00:52
+111
2020-02-28 01:07
+1 :(
2020-02-28 03:55
F
2020-02-28 00:55
Feel sorry for the people who came to Poland to attend the playoffs.
2020-02-28 01:09
Thanks Tyloo for sending coronavirus to Poland
2020-02-28 01:10
Good decision(some people say they panic, but come on... this is what must be done too keep it 0 confirmed cases of the virus), but should've been announced at least a week ago. "The last time the decision was confirmed was several hours ago" This makes me mad, huge middle finger to everyone traveling for this event(to be clear, not from ESL but from freakin Sileasian government)
2020-02-28 02:07
+1 exactly bro. That's very sad decision, but in this circumstances it's understandable. I agree, fact that they (Silesian voivodeship) canceled this event about 18 hours before first match in Spodek sucks and it's kind of middle finger to everyone who was coming to Katowice from abroad. It sucks that they have not made this decision earlier.
2020-02-28 03:21
Katowice did the right thing
2020-02-28 02:27
rip astralis crowd cheating
2020-02-28 02:58
COWARDS!
2020-02-28 03:25
A Serious Science Youtuber called Anton Petrov is now in Self Quarantine in South Korea, he looks scared as fuck.... youtube.com/post/UgwRrZUUZ_9xeiuPnrt4AaA.. Not good mens, not good at all.
2020-02-28 03:39
#780
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United States jsxanatos
wowe south korea, very close to polend
2020-02-28 04:09
I never said it was close to Poland, did i ?
2020-02-28 05:04
#838
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Bulgaria AboveYall
i clicked the link only because his name doesn't get more bulgarian than this :D
2020-02-28 14:46
worst event ever
2020-02-28 03:49
#781
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United Kingdom Leftie
Damn shame. Hope the peeps already in Poland for the event can get money back on things. Got tickets for Cologne in July, hopefully that doesn't get affected :(
2020-02-28 04:16
#787
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United States _Nohj
There are literally 0 confirmed cases in Poland tho
2020-02-28 05:44
In the world.
2020-02-28 09:00
Fakin shit
2020-02-28 08:11
Ifluenza kills more people than what statistics say. In many countries the statistics are bad or there is no ay all...
2020-02-28 08:16
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Uninstall btw
2020-02-28 08:59
#802
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Indonesia Exodd
So it begins
2020-02-28 09:00
No crowd... well done Tyloo, lost to all and decided to take revenge
2020-02-28 09:01
lucky EG didnt make it, they cant play without crowds help xaxa
2020-02-28 09:20
tragedy
2020-02-28 09:27
Bro its just a flu man, everyone overreacts it has less than 2% mortality rate only really old ones die like 70+ and maybe some retarded people CALM DOWN idiots
2020-02-28 10:13
#813
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy
same just media and goverment doing its work
2020-02-28 10:28
F
2020-02-28 10:27
inb4 playoffs cancelled entirely and Astralis are granted the trophy
2020-02-28 10:33
#815
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Austria doMK0
This is just an idiotic decision by the local politicians. They are revoking the license for the event because of "concerns", literally a few hours before the event, although nothing has changed. You could have just denied visitors from specific countrys like china or south korea, etc. This would have been an legitimate reasoning 2 weeks ago. Now it's just an overreaction to meet the hysteria of the public. Seriously, ask anyone with medical background, they will tell you that its okay to be cautious, and we should take every measure to avoid further spreading, but within reason - this widespread panic like behaviour is just crazy.
2020-02-28 10:50
#817
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Greece NitrouZ
Thank god i didnt go to the event, was planning it since december i would be devastated if it happened to me after travelling from greece
2020-02-28 10:55
#822
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Netherlands Darkrain
Very sad, when the organiser announced it on stream I felt so sad for them.. I hope moneywise they get things refunded from the government.. A big disaster for the best tournament of the year.
2020-02-28 11:49
#823
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Russia Sur10n
KEKWait
2020-02-28 11:59
#825
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Hungary FHarbor
F
2020-02-28 12:41
Cum too bra71l
2020-02-28 13:44
the crowd move to the twitch chat
2020-02-28 14:55
#848
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United Kingdom FliSh
I hope it goes away by ESL One Cologne or I cry
2020-02-28 15:17
man this is so weird to see the arena EMPTY wtf intel and esl pretty much fucked up financially in this event
2020-02-28 15:19
#858
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Lithuania Extazis
Maybe atleast bring people to grand final it would be awkward to raise trophy to nothing
2020-02-28 17:42
XDDD POLISH GOV KILLING CS
2020-02-28 18:05
THEY BETTER NOT DO THIS FOR LIVERPOOL SAFARI ZONE!!!
2020-02-28 18:21
move it to indonesia, we have 0 case here
2020-02-28 18:50
#881
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Russia Astrali5
no thanks
2020-03-01 11:04
Why so late decision? This is so awkward for the stage announcers,interviewers. First time being in an arena without crowd
2020-02-29 05:37
trash china the cancer of the earth
2020-02-29 08:58
imagine having booked a weekend off to poland with hotel and stuff, and then this shit happens
2020-03-01 10:49
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