Today is, as someone who stares at news all day, one of my least favorite days of the year. For the unaware, today is April Fool’s Day. Be very careful about what you read and share online. As a quick PSA, The Daily Walkthrough doesn’t participate in the festivities. Everything you read here is legitimate (unless we’ve been majorly bamboozled).
Overwatch League has cancelled their remaining homestands for the rest of the season. All matches will be played online moving forward.
The 2020 Pokémon Championship Series has been cancelled.
Combo Breaker 2020 has been cancelled.
Get On My Level 2020 has been cancelled.
QuakeCon has been cancelled for the first time in the event’s 25 year history.
Gaming Community Expo 2020 (GCX) is moving from a live, in-person event to a live digital experience.
The mainstream is looking for something to grab hold to. Mainstream news outlets have been reporting that esports could be the next big craze for a couple weeks now. With the global public stuck at home and very very few professional sports to turn to, where do they go? Time’s Matthew Gault talks about the form of sport that isn’t going anywhere amidst this crisis. Esports.
Just because South By SouthWest (SXSW) was cancelled doesn’t mean they didn’t hand out their annual gaming awards. Highlights include Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice winning Game of the Year, and the Special Recognition Award going to Steven Spohn. You can find the full list of winners here.