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.

wow
2020-03-25 04:40
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#16
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United States ShawnM
Feelsbad
2020-03-25 05:01
2 replies
Feelsbad
2020-03-25 07:18
1 reply
CHINA LMAO
2020-03-25 10:37
no
2020-03-25 04:41
nobody cares tier5 event
2020-03-25 04:41
12 replies
It is actually pretty fun, if you live in Denmark... But otherwise it is pretty irrelevant...
2020-03-25 04:46
8 replies
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
1 reply
Its not so much a tournament as it is a large LAN-party and trade show.
2020-03-25 08:03
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Europe Vallon3
FeelsBadMan
2020-03-25 05:53
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
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#61
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Czech Republic VetriX_
ok
2020-03-25 13:25
1 reply
thank you vetriX_ I hope you are staying safe during this trying time
2020-03-25 16:36
I think that's the only proper female csgo event we have :c
2020-03-25 12:31
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Sweden swedz4
cars*
2020-03-25 04:46
Really good for lower tier teams, probably the best lan for them.
2020-03-25 10:56
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
ez 4 corona
2020-03-25 04:41
#7
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Brazil Manlai2k
fk dude no de/ch mix for CPH 20
2020-03-25 04:44
2 replies
#13
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Sweden swedz4
who cars
2020-03-25 04:46
1 reply
#19
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Brazil Manlai2k
Jag och mina polare bryr oss :(
2020-03-25 05:39
Hello
2020-03-25 04:44
1 reply
#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
4 replies
everyone against China and other people that eats everything that walks?
2020-03-25 12:50
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Czech Republic VetriX_
So everyone against China, South America and Whole africa?
2020-03-25 13:24
2 replies
Why against Africa and SA?
2020-03-25 18:06
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#78
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Czech Republic VetriX_
2020-03-26 14:44
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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
11 replies
You dislike lans?
2020-03-25 08:33
2 replies
no, but when there is one every wknd, its a bit to much
2020-03-25 08:58
1 reply
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
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Denmark rEkZA
This is one of the most iconic LANs...
2020-03-25 08:54
7 replies
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
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#37
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Denmark rEkZA
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
1 reply
i wonder too
2020-03-25 14:10
#58
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Slovakia yozhko
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
2 replies
Yes i must not like cs then, thanks for solving it all for me
2020-03-25 14:10
1 reply
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
rip
2020-03-25 10:49
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
F
2020-03-25 13:06
#60
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Hungary Shiron212
FeelsBadMan
2020-03-25 13:17
Feelsbadman
2020-03-25 13:23
tier 100 tournament who cars
2020-03-25 13:23
1 reply
+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
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Turkey o1cayto
sad
2020-03-25 13:50
#75
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Hungary subzera
Unfortunately expected
2020-03-25 20:37
sad
2020-03-25 22:18
CHINA LMAO
2020-03-25 22:51
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