Apex Legends Tournament Pulled From Television Following Shootings

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor August 9, 2019
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Apex Legends fans intending to catch bits of this weekend's tournament on ESPN and ABC are going to have to look elsewhere. Unfortunately, the media company has decided to forgo airing the game in response to the most recent round of public shootings in the United States.

Notice of this decision originally came via Rod Breslau's Twitter, where he posted a letter from ABC explaining the decision.

It was later confirmed in a response from an ESPN spokesperson to Rock Paper Shotgun. The spokesperson noted that the decision was made out of respect and "seemed the prudent thing to do".

Neither channel was planning on airing the entire tournament, but instead would have aired highlights on Saturday and Sunday. Interested fans should be able to watch via EA's Twitch channel.

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QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

Discussion (6)

some random scottish guy 2 years ago
Marilyn Manson and other music artists used to get the blame, now its games...give it another decade or two and we will be back to burning books and witches.

POINT AND BLAME
PILOT ERROR
IM LOUD YOUR OPINION DOESNT MATTER
BLAME GAMES
BLAME MUSIC
JUST DONT BLAME HOW WE FUNCTION AS SOCIETY'S...SHHH JUST BLAME THE GAMES

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Allwynd 2 years ago
What an unfortunate event, but since I don't play Apex I don't really care about the tournament.

Meh 2 years ago
What a retarded thing to do. People who actually think gaming drives people to kill others are just brain dead.

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