The coronavirus has caused virtually all professional sports to suspend play indefinitely. The NBA 2K League is now the next league to be affected by the outbreak.

In a statement released by the league Thursday, the start of the 2020 season, originally scheduled for March 24, now will be postponed.

"In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA 2K League is postponing the start of its 2020 season, which had been scheduled to tip off Tuesday, March 24.  In the coming weeks, NBA 2K League teams will compete in preseason competitions remotely from their team markets as they continue to prepare for the start of the 2020 season."

The following statement has been issued by NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue:

"The health and well-being of our players, teams and fans is of paramount importance.  We will continue to evaluate the situation and do everything possible to bring the excitement of the NBA 2K League to our fans through remote preseason exhibitions and other content.  We look forward to sharing additional information about these exhibitions and the start of the 2020 season as it becomes available."

Unlike traditional sports, Esports have the capability to be done remotely with online play. With remote play a possibility, the direction of Esports during this time will be interesting to monitor.

For now, as with the rest of the world, we'll wait and see.