Electronic Arts (EA) has announced that it has rescheduled its EA Play Live 2020 event to 18th June 2020 after it earlier announced a postponement of the event due to the events surrounding the death of George Floyd.
The EA Play Live 2020 event was initially scheduled to take on place on 11th June and was to serve as a replacement to the E3 2020 event which was cancelled in March amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
With the death of George Floyd compelling several game companies to declare their support against racism and to postpone their live events, EA has now announced that the event will take place on 18th June 2020.
Announcing the postponement, EA Sports said in a statement on Twitter, “We stand with our African American / Black community of friends, players, colleagues, and partners. Our immediate attention is on actions we can take to drive change against the unjust treatment and systemic bias that is plaguing the nation and our world.”
The statement goes on: “We’ll find another time to talk football with you. Because this is bigger than a game, bigger than sports, and needs all of us to stand together and commit to change.”
The EA PLAY Live 2020 is about connecting players around the world and bringing them closer to the game franchises they love and EA is set to showcase its games through a live broadcast, community content, and more on 18th June.
The new date was also announced via the company’s Twitter handle which read: “With the important conversations taking place and important voices being heard around the world right now, we’re moving our time to get together and play. We will see you at EA PLAY Live 2020 on June 18 at 4 PM PDT/7 PM EDT.”
— Electronic Arts (@EA) June 5, 2020