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League of Legends tournament to go online only due to coronavirus fears

The League of Legends Chinese Pro League will resume after being canceled earlier this year due to the coronavirus. The matches will be streamed online and no spectators will be allowed to attend the event to prevent the spread of the deadly new virus. The tournament will resume on March 9th.

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