As reported by esports writer Rod Breslau and USA Today, ESPN and ABC have both decided to postpone the planned television broadcast of an Apex Legends tournament in respect of the victims of the recent mass shootings in the United States.
A recap of the XGames Apex Legends EXP Invitational which originally took place August 2-3, was set to air Sunday, August 11th but is now postponed, with plans to re-air it pushed back to later this Fall.
The original tournament had a cash prize of $150,000, with 20 three-person teams taking each other on in the popular battle royale game to win that prize.
This push back follows other reactions to how violent video games are perceived, with the return of the argument that violent video games may have some part to play in the rise of gun violence in the United States, ignoring study after study that shows they do not.
(Source – USA Today)
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