BAFTA Game Awards Shifts to Online Stream Due to COVID-19 Threat

BAFTA Game Awards Shifts to Online Stream Due to COVID-19 Threat

Another gaming-centric event is altered as the 2020 BAFTA Game Awards changes its format due to growing coronavirus concerns.

With no end in sight, another large-scale event has had to shift their plans due to the contagious COVID-19 (coronavirus). The BAFTA Game Awards will now be an online live stream rather than a red-carpeted live event. Below, you will find details from BAFTA’s statement.

For the full statement, you can find it on the official BAFTA website.

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The BAFTA Game Awards will still be held on Thursday, April 2. The ceremony was previously scheduled to be a glamorous red carpet event taking place at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, England.

I’m glad live streaming technology has gotten to the point where it can become a backup option in situations like this. However, it can’t work for everyone, as we have seen. The year isn’t even a quarter done and we are seeing cancellations up to June already. Despite that, big events like EVO and the Olympics are still scheduled. At this point, I could easily see EVO being postponed from its current end of July time slot. I have absolutely no idea what will happen with the Olympics in Japan this year. Only time will tell. In the meantime, we just have to sit idly by and wait.