Overwatch League moves matches to South Korea over coronavirus

Overwatch League, the skilled esports league that was compelled to cancel numerous matches in China over the novel coronavirus outbreak, has introduced that it’s going to maintain make-up matches for these occasions in South Korea. The choice to maintain these matches in Seoul was made ‘in order to protect the health and safety of our fans, players, and staff,’ in accordance to the league.

These matches had been initially scheduled to happen in Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Hangzhou at varied occasions this month and subsequent month. Nevertheless, the coronavirus outbreak that occurred in Wuhan, China, resulted in all of these matches being canceled. The league has established make-up matches for them and says they’ll all happen at ‘a studio’ in South Korea.

A few of these make-up matches could also be added to the Seoul Dynasty homestand throughout Week 5, in accordance to the league. Others will happen throughout a number of days throughout Week 6 and Week 7. None of those matches will disrupt the homestands which might be set to happen in Washington, Florida, or Atlanta, in accordance to the league.

The staff league hasn’t revealed the particular dates and occasions for these make-up matches, however it would reveal them ‘soon,’ Overwatch League stated in a brief statement. The matches will nonetheless be live-streamed on the league’s YouTube channel, as nicely.

This isn’t the primary time one thing has been canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak. Cell World Congress, a large commerce present for the cell business, was utterly canceled this month after a number of main distributors introduced that they wouldn’t be attending. As nicely, Fb just lately confirmed that it has canceled its international advertising summit in San Francisco out of warning over the virus.

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