All Overwatch League events for March and April have been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns
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According to an announcement made via Twitter, all Overwatch League events for March and April have been canceled due to coronavirus concerns. The Overwatch League is set to resume on May 1.
The Overwatch League released a statement detailing their reasoning for this decision and how the league will move forward:
The health and safety of employees, fans, players, teams, and partners is paramount to Activision Blizzard Esports. We are continuing to closely monitor COVID-19 (coronavirus), city-level recommendations and mandates, and all guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. After careful review and working in close collaboration with our teams, we are canceling all Overwatch League events scheduled for March and April. Due to this sudden cancellation, the Overwatch League is looking at a total of 11 canceled homestand games across the globe. These include games already canceled in Paris and across North America, including those held by the San Francisco Shock and Los Angeles Valiant.
This is yet another unfortunate announcement in the world of esports as many events and conferences have been canceled as a result of the coronavirus epidemic. It appears this is an unfortunate trend for organizers across the world and across multiple industries.