As concerns over the global pandemic that is COVID-19 continue, many sports matches have been cancelled in an effort to stop the spread of the virus via large crowds.
Games in the NBA and the UK’s Premier League have been postponed, leaving teams to get a little creative with what they can do – by moving their matches into the virtual world.
As reported by Kotaku, the Phoenix Suns have decided to take their play online, by continuing the team’s remaining schedule in NBA 2K20. Their games will be shared online via Twitch for the whole world to watch from within the comfort (and safety) of their own homes.
Here in the UK, Football Manager is the choice of game for teams who’ve had their Premier League games postponed.
It’s not just sports teams that are moving their lives online.
Over in Japan, schools have been closed for more than two weeks due to quarantine, leaving kids to get creative when it comes to things like graduation.
As reported by SoraNews24, a bunch of elementary school graduates in Japan decided that in lieu of a “real” graduation, they’d create their own – inside Minecraft.
The news was shared to Twitter by user and father @backyennew, who showcased the virtual ceremony organised by his son and friends.
As you can see this in the video, the ceremony was expertly crafted by the kids and it’s an absolute joy to behold. A massive well done to the kids involved, what a great way to make something great out of a bad situation!
The global pandemic of COVID-19 is currently showing no signs of letting up, and its long-term effects are still unknown.
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