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Restrictions regarding on-site audience for ESL-event in Poland due to covid-19/corona virus

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STOCKHOLM, February 28, 2020 — Modern Times Group MTG AB’s (MTG) esports portfolio companies ESL has been restricted to have on-site audience on its esport-event in Katowice, Poland. Polish authorities announced the decision on Thursday the 27th of February.

ESL is to hold the annual event IEM Katowice between the 28th of February and the 1st of March. On the 27th of February, the Polish State Sanitary Department decided to revoke the previously approved mass event license as a precautionary measure due to covid-19, also known as corona virus. The tournament in Katowice will be conducted and broadcasted as planned, across digital and linear media channel with global reach, but without on-site audience at the Spodek-Arena and IEM Expo. 

MTG and ESL fully respects the announcement from the Polish State Sanitary Department, as authorities in many nations at this time take precautious actions in order to secure public health. However, MTG and ESL regret the consequences for fans, teams and media coming to the venue. Tickets will be refunded on requested.

The decision from the Polish State Sanitary Department only affects on-site audience in the esport-event in Katowice. Upcoming esport-events in other countries will, as for now, be held as planned.

For more information: 
Lars Torstensson, EVP Communications & Investor Relations 
Direct: +46 (0)702-734 879, lars.torstensson (at) mtg.com  

Oliver Carrà, Public Relations Director
Direct: +46 708 666 433, oliver.carra (at) mtg.com

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MTG (Modern Times Group MTG AB (publ.)) (www.mtg.com) is a strategic and operational investment holding company in esports and gaming entertainment. Born in Sweden, the shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (‘MTGA’ and ‘MTGB’).  


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