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Overwatch League Cancels All March and April Events Due to Coronavirus

But not cancelling OWL 2020

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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In a recent statement, Overwatch League announced a suspension of all Overwatch League events through April.

The statement arrived on Twitter, stating,

“After careful review and working in close collaboration with our teams, we are cancelling all Overwatch League events scheduled for March and April.”

The statement continued, citing the continued monitoring of the situation and work being done to ensure the safety of the matches,

“Concurrently, we are working hand-in-hand with our teams to see that all matches are played when it’s safe and logistically feasible, staying as close to our originally planned schedule as possible. We are considering the various options available to esports in this effort, so that all team – including those previously impacted by scheduling changes in China – can get back to doing what they do best.”

They followed up with the following tweet,

In other news, Michael Chu, the Lead Writer for Overwatch, left Blizzard. You can read up on his statements here.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.