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The rumors turned out to be true: E3, the annual blockbuster video game conference typically held in Downtown Los Angeles, is once again entirely canceled this year.

The Electronic Software Association (ESA), which runs the event, announced on Thursday that “there will also be no digital E3 showcase in 2022,” adding that the conference would return next year.

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The Entertainment Software Association’s decision to hold its annual E3 mega-convention as an online-only event this year is yet another blow to Los Angeles’ struggling local tourism and events economy.

The world’s largest gaming expo has traditionally been a blowout summer ritual in the heart of Downtown L.A., drawing tens of thousands of visitors annually to the Los Angeles Convention Center and its surrounding attractions. In 2019, the ESA reported that roughly 66,000 people attended its three-day event that June.

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Stock markets are roiling, universities are closing and Los Angeles County saw its first death caused by the novel coronavirus, now a global pandemic.

The unidentified woman that died was a visitor from out of town and she had recently traveled, said Los Angeles County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer. So far 27 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the county. But the county's public lab has only tested 72 individuals in a region of 10 million. Ferrer said local commercial labs have provided more tests, but she did not have access to their data yet.

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