"Overwatch" League Moves Canceled China Matches To South Korea

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in China, several esports leagues have had to change plans, including the Overwatch League. The league itself took season three around the globe and set up home games in every market with a team. Which is a slight problem for the three teams in Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hangzhou who had games scheduled to run over the next few weeks. The league issued a statement over the weekend letting fans know the games would be moved to South Korea in the wake of the health crisis in China.

"Overwatch" League Moves Canceled China Matches To South Korea
Credit: Blizzard

In order to protect the health and safety of our fans, players, and staff, Overwatch League matches at homestand events in Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hangzhou—in February and March—had been cancelled. Today, we're announcing that those makeup matches are going to be played in Seoul, South Korea.

The matches will be played over multiple days in Weeks 6 and 7 at a studio in Seoul. A few of the makeup matches might be added to the Seoul Dynasty homestand in Week 5. The makeup matches will not affect the other scheduled homestands in Washington (Week 5), Florida (Week 6), and Atlanta (Week 7).

So far no other games have been impacted by the change. We're guessing unless the situation changes drastically, China will not see any games take place this season.

About Gavin Sheehan

Gavin is the current Games Editor for Bleeding Cool. He has been a lifelong geek who can chat with you about comics, television, video games, and even pro wrestling. He can also teach you how to play Star Trek chess, be your Mercy on Overwatch, recommend random cool music, and goes rogue in D&D. He also enjoys hundreds of other geeky things that can't be covered in a single paragraph. Follow @TheGavinSheehan on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vero, for random pictures and musings.

twitter   facebook square   instagram   envelope