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,
We are NOT canceling #OWL2020. Out of concern for fans, players, staff, and others we have just canceled upcoming Homestand events. We WILL be playing matches with our teams this month, next month, and beyond – and these matches will be broadcast to fans. (Part 1)— Overwatch League (@overwatchleague) March 11, 2020
In other news, Michael Chu, the Lead Writer for Overwatch, left Blizzard. You can read up on his statements here.