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Overwatch League cancelled in China over fear of coronavirus outbreak

Blizzard has cancelled Overwatch League in China over fear of the now rampant coronavirus

By Jak Connor on Jan 30, 2020 04:13 am CST - 1 min, 13 secs reading time

China is currently under attack by a deadly coronavirus, and as the outbreak continues to spread across the country, gaming tournaments that were planned to be held in China have been cancelled.


Blizzard has taken to its official Overwatch League Twitter account to announce that Overwatch League will now be cancelled due to the coronavirus potentially harming players' safety. According to the statement, Blizzard has "decided to cancel our February, and March matches in China in order to protect the health and safety of our players, fans, and staff."

Blizzard also wished everyone a "safe and happy Lunar New Year" and said that more information about when are where the matches will be held at a "later date". Each day the coronavirus is becoming more and more of an issue, so if you aren't caught up with what has already happened, check out this article here. On a side note, some people are using this travesty as a means of exploiting already frightened people, check out that article here.

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Jaks love for technology and more specifically PC gaming began at 10 years old, it was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on a old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of the typical FPS PC gamer, Jak enjoys the likes of a solid MMO, RPG, or a single-player linear story. More importantly, though, he holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.


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