All Overwatch League events in March and April canceled by Blizzard over coronavirus concerns
The Esports industry is feeling the affects of COVID-19 as more tournaments are canceled.
What you need to know
- Amid COVID-19 (coronavirus) concerns, several trade shows and Esports events have been canceled.
- E3 2020 was just canceled this morning.
- Blizzard has now announced that all Overwatch League events in March and April have been canceled as well.
Growing concerns over COVID-19 have forced Blizzard to cancel all Overwatch League events that were planned to take place in March and April. This news comes just several hours after the Entertainment Software Association revealed that E3 2020, one of the biggest trade shows of the year, was being canceled.
According to Blizzard, no other adjustments have been made to scheduled future OWL events. The company is closely monitoring the situation and is following all guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Matches were set to take place in San Francisco, Florida, Washington, Atlanta, Dallas, Boston, Toronto, London, and Paris.
EA has similarly canned events for Apex Legends and FIFA, while tournaments for League of Legends Champions Korea, PUBG, Dota 2, Counter-Strike have all either been postponed or canceled as well.
Those interested in learning more information about specific events canceled are encouraged to go the host team websites and follow them on social media.
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Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life, and is very happy Xbox is growing a stronger first-party portfolio. You can find her obsessing over Star Wars and other geeky things on Twitter @JenLocke95.