MSI has announced that it will not physically attend CES 2022 due to the increasing cases of SARS CoV-2 Omicron variant in the United States series. The hardware manufacturer will instead announce and showcase its new products online. Instead of announcing its new products at a press conference, the company will host an online event called Gameverse that will focus on gaming hardware.
After MSI, AMD officially announced that it will not physically attend CES 2022 with the following announcement:
“ After careful deliberation, AMD has decided to cancel its in-person event at CES 2022 and will instead switch to a virtual experience. We look forward to sharing all our exciting news as scheduled on January 4th.”
Last week, Intel, Lenovo, Amazon, Facebook/Meta, AT&T, T-Mobile and some other companies made a similar decision. It is also rumored that Thermaltake may cancel its booth at CES, citing health concerns. In the meantime, it should be noted that some leading technology companies have still not canceled the physical participation of the series.
The international CES 2022 expo will start on January 5, 2022 and will continue until January 8, 2022. Considering that the show is only a week away, we can expect more companies to give up their presentations. As you know, the Omicron variant has recently started to increase its effect.