Apex Legends Tournament Pulled From Television Following Shootings
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.
ESPN and ABC has made the decision not to air the TV broadcast of the XGames Apex Legends EXP Invitational that was scheduled for this weekend, in response to the recent mass shootings, according to an ABC Affiliate TV station source pic.twitter.com/6BMwdbk93t
— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) August 8, 2019
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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