Copenhagen Games 2020 canceled due to coronavirus outbreak

The organizers of Copenhagen Games have announced that their annual event in Denmark will not go forward amid increasing restrictions and concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak.

The status of the tournament, which typically hosts hundreds of players across multiple titles, had been in doubt since Denmark closed its borders to foreign visitors on March 14, prompting the organizers to advise travelers to cancel their tickets and request refunds.

With a little over two weeks to go before the event's scheduled start on April 8, the organizers have now officially announced its cancellation, making it the first time that a Copenhagen Games event will not be held in a year since its inception in 2010. The organizers also indicated that those who planned to play in or attend the event can receive refunds through the support function on their website.

Copenhagen Games 2020 is the latest event to be canceled

The official cancellation follows the Danish government's escalation in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, which saw to the ban of gatherings of more than ten people. Although the original ban was slated to run until March 30, a recent extension has resulted in the ban staying in place until April 13 at the earliest, leaving no choice for the organizer but to cancel the event.

"This is the first time Copenhagen Games has been cancelled since our start in 2010 and partners, players, crew, and everyone that has been preparing for the event are hurt by the necessity of this — not only financially, but emotionally," said Copenhagen Games CEO Zahid Butt in a statement on the organizer's website.

"I am very grateful for all your support in terms of being part of the event — without all of you, Copenhagen Games would not exist at all. I am sorry that we cannot go through with the event and sorry for any inconvenience that this is creating for you.

"But of course, this is a necessary step in the fight against COVID-19. Health comes first, even if we have to say goodbye to doing things we love. As an event organizer; we have a responsibility for the wellbeing of everyone at our event — be it guests, players, crew or partners. We fully support the decision by the Danish government to help flatten the curve and get us to the other side of this pandemic."

The cancellation leaves forZe as the reigning champions of Copenhagen Games after they defeated Sprout in the grand finals in 2019, while the 2018 and 2017 iterations of the event were won by Imperial and Singularity, respectively.

#1
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United States RULE34TRACER 
wow
2020-03-25 04:40
#16
RUSH | 
United States ShawnM 
Feelsbad
2020-03-25 05:01
Feelsbad
2020-03-25 07:18
CHINA LMAO
2020-03-25 10:37
no
2020-03-25 04:41
nobody cares tier5 event
2020-03-25 04:41
It is actually pretty fun, if you live in Denmark... But otherwise it is pretty irrelevant...
2020-03-25 04:46
But I guess even it can be hold this year, the event should be an online event or they will play without crowd. So not that much fun with coronavirus
2020-03-25 04:58
#29
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Denmark Gomer_Pyle 
Its not so much a tournament as it is a large LAN-party and trade show.
2020-03-25 08:03
#21
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Europe Vallon3 
FeelsBadMan
2020-03-25 05:53
#30
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Germany K3v1 
i even traveled from germany for copenhagen games, was a fun experience.
2020-03-25 08:04
i enjoy it usually a pretty fun tournament to watch
2020-03-25 09:16
#61
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Czech Republic VetriX_ 
ok
2020-03-25 13:25
thank you vetriX_ I hope you are staying safe during this trying time
2020-03-25 16:36
#55
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong void0 
I think that's the only proper female csgo event we have :c
2020-03-25 12:31
#14
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Sweden swedz4 
cars*
2020-03-25 04:46
#48
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United Kingdom Hammondo 
Really good for lower tier teams, probably the best lan for them.
2020-03-25 10:56
#51
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
He lives a poor life, therefore he looks negatively at all things, a loser for life ,,,, are you romania, ukraine,,,russian polski kid ?
2020-03-25 11:27
#4
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North America Shehp 
NOOOO
2020-03-25 04:41
#5
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United States NA_KEKW 
Lol
2020-03-25 04:41
#6
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CIS unflagmoon 
ez 4 corona
2020-03-25 04:41
#7
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Sweden kAED 
fk dude no de/ch mix for CPH 20
2020-03-25 04:44
#13
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Sweden swedz4 
who cars
2020-03-25 04:46
#19
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Sweden kAED 
Jag och mina polare bryr oss :(
2020-03-25 05:39
Hello
2020-03-25 04:44
#12
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Sweden swedz4 
stfu
2020-03-25 04:46
#9
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Sweden swedz4 
2020 is canceled...maybe 2021 will be better?
2020-03-25 04:45
#10
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Sweden swedz4 
World War 3 2021?
2020-03-25 04:46
everyone against China and other people that eats everything that walks?
2020-03-25 12:50
#64
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Czech Republic VetriX_ 
So everyone against China, South America and Whole africa?
2020-03-25 13:24
Why against Africa and SA?
2020-03-25 18:06
#78
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Czech Republic VetriX_ 
#57
2020-03-26 14:44
#17
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Brazil Teteu 
i cars :(((
2020-03-25 05:01
Expected
2020-03-25 05:16
For sure it was expected. Europe is suffering a lot from this virus.
2020-03-25 05:53
#22
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Europe Vallon3 
Nooooo, come ooon.
2020-03-25 05:54
F
2020-03-25 05:54
rip LAN events, fucking china
2020-03-25 05:58
Starting to like corona, theres a fucking lan or 2 every wknd thesedays!
2020-03-25 06:12
#32
bruttJ | 
Australia JPT 
You dislike lans?
2020-03-25 08:33
no, but when there is one every wknd, its a bit to much
2020-03-25 08:58
#43
bruttJ | 
Australia JPT 
oh, as in keeping up you mean. I get it. I honestly watch the 'T1' events only and some local leagues.
2020-03-25 09:53
This is one of the most iconic LANs...
2020-03-25 08:54
Even if this was the case, which it isnt, theres too many events..Cs is just fkken boring to watch, theres something every day, a lan every wknd, the same fkken useless commentators/casters/analyzers its a jk rly
2020-03-25 08:59
CPH games aren't with the same boring talent, cause it can't reach the best teams anymore. So it's for the upcoming danish teams and tier 2-3-4 European...
2020-03-25 09:07
then wtf are you even doing here lmao what a masochist
2020-03-25 11:08
i wonder too
2020-03-25 14:10
Esport the only thing that basically goes on while any other competitive sport is being cancelled. Be grateful for that. Plus, if you don't enjoy it, it's prolly because you don't enjoy CS in general, go watch and play some other game then.
2020-03-25 13:05
Yes i must not like cs then, thanks for solving it all for me
2020-03-25 14:10
I think you have much deeper issues than that
2020-03-25 15:12
expected
2020-03-25 06:15
damn you Google Maps!
2020-03-25 09:18
#40
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Russia ToughGuy 
well noone cars anyway so
2020-03-25 09:21
sad
2020-03-25 09:31
WUHAN OMEGALUL
2020-03-25 09:45
Tier 3 tournament, no one cares
2020-03-25 10:11
Guys comon, dont be suprised. All lans will be canceled till summer 100%
2020-03-25 10:36
#47
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Netherlands meneertjesem 
rip
2020-03-25 10:49
#49
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Ukraine YaKuryuMnogo 
Pussies
2020-03-25 10:56
Sad
2020-03-25 12:02
No way
2020-03-25 12:13
Thanks corona
2020-03-25 12:24
Sad :/
2020-03-25 12:48
#59
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Brazil 3nzow 
F
2020-03-25 13:06
#60
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Hungary Shiron212 
FeelsBadMan
2020-03-25 13:17
#62
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France MarcoXY 
Feelsbadman
2020-03-25 13:23
#63
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Libya green_wizard 
tier 100 tournament who cars
2020-03-25 13:23
+1.
2020-03-25 18:29
Ez for ForZe
2020-03-25 13:29
As expected but it is the best safety for everyone.
2020-03-25 13:29
#67
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Turkey o1cayto 
sad
2020-03-25 13:50
wtf men
2020-03-25 17:17
#75
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Hungary subzera 
Unfortunately expected
2020-03-25 20:37
#76
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Russia DelterDix 
sad
2020-03-25 22:18
#77
woxic | 
Turkey berkovic 
CHINA LMAO
2020-03-25 22:51
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