The Apex Legends tournament which was set to get broadcasted on ESPN, this weekend has been delayed. The onset of the recent mass shooting has made the board decide the delay of the broadcast, as specified according to the reports.
Apex Legends, developed by Respawn Entertainment, is a battle royale game. Released on 4th of February, 2019, the game incorporates many different aspects of a number of games like those of battle royale games, class-based shooters, etc. Involving sixty players at a time, Apex Legends moves forward by putting them on an island forming groups or squads of three. The players eventually have to fight against the other squads while the play zone keeps on decreasing its size. The game can be viewed on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.
The game at X game tournament took place last week and was scheduled to get broadcasted on this weekend, 11th August 2019, on ESPN. As per the reports, the fans of Apex Legends will not be able to view the tournament till October. Through a message, the ABC affiliates were reported that the delay is done as a respect to all the victims and those who are affected by the recent shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. No exact date has been scheduled by ABC, although, the sources are of the view that the tournament broadcast is going to take place on 6th, 15th and 27th of October, 2019. President Trump commented, “gruesome and grisly video games, commonplace.”
In accordance with the mentioned mass shootings, Walmart took to itself to remove all the advertisements and other promotions of violent video games.