- Overwatch League cancels upcoming events in China due to coronavirus concerns.
- Games in weeks 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7 affected.
- Blizzard will reschedule at a later date.
After the coronavirus forced the organizers of China’s League of League Pro League to cancel upcoming matches earlier this week , the Overwatch League is the latest to fall foul of the rapidly spreading epidemic.
Coronavirus Fears Lead to Overwatch League Cancellations
In a press release published in the early hours of today , the Overwatch League shared its decision to cancel all matches in China for February and March. Citing a need to ‘protect the health and safety of our players, fans, and staff,’ the events have been suspended as a precautionary measure.
For its third season, the Overwatch League adopts a new – week regular-season format introducing home and away games
. Twenty city-based teams host ‘Homestead Weekends’ in their respective home arenas spread across the U.S., China, South Korea, France, Canada, and the U.K.
The decision sees the cancellation of bouts in weeks 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7 in Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Hangzhou. The week 2 Feb. 16 – Homestead Weekend hosted by the Shanghai Dragons is the first canceled event.
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