Last month, Blizzard introduced that every one of its arranged Overwatch League games in China throughout February as well as March were canceled following the coronavirus. Now the author has actually disclosed its strategy to reschedule the games– as well as it entails relocating them abroad entirely.
According to Blizzard, every one of the canceled matches– which were established to happen in Shanghai, Guangzhou, as well as Hangzhou– will certainly currently happen in a workshop inSeoul The suits will certainly be played throughout the 6th as well as 7th weeks of OWL, which happen on the weekend breaks of March 14 th as well as March 21 st. Previously arranged games in Miami as well as Atlanta that were established to happen those weekend breaks will certainly be untouched, according toBlizzard Specific suit times are anticipated to be introduced “soon.”
(Seoul will certainly additionally be residence to OWL games on the weekend break of March 7th, when the Seoul Dynasty host matches at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza.)
The Overwatch League is much from the only esports league influenced by the results of the coronavirus. The League of Legends Pro League in China has actually delayed suits forever, while League of Legends Champions Korea is presently playing games without viewers existing for security factors. Similarly, a PUBG competition in Berlin arranged for April has actually been delayed without any make-up day introduced.
OWL started its 3rd period on February 8th with games in New York as well asDallas This period is especially crucial for the league as it stands for an approach a city-based framework, with suits held by groups worldwide. Week 2 begins on February 15 th with suits held by the Philadelphia Fusion.