[Yonhap / MHN Roh Pooleun] While fears of the novel coronavirus have emptied movie theaters in South Korea, CGV, a multiplex chain said Monday that it will live stream the upcoming 2020 Mid-Season Cup of LoL starting Thursday at its 24 theaters across the country.
The four-day tournament features four top LoL teams from South Korea and China each to be held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions.
CGV said the tournament will be broadcast at its ScreenX theaters, which provides 270-degree panoramic images to audiences by expanding the display onto the theater's side walls.
Audiences will be able to watch the esports competition on the main screen, along with the game's strategic maps and statistical data on the side-wall screens at the same time.
The number of moviegoers fell to a record low of 970,000 in April, with dozens of movies postponing scheduled premieres.(Yonhap)
Movie theater to live stream 'League of Legends' tournament