Blizzard Entertainment have announced makeup matches in Seoul, South Korea in place of the cancelled Chinese homestands.
This weekend marks the date the Overwatch League was set to debut in China. We promised real time updates on rescheduling matches, and today we have more information for our #OWL2020 fans 🧡— Overwatch League (@overwatchleague) February 14, 2020
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The move follows the coronavirus outbreak that has affected thousands across China and hundreds more across the globe. Last month, Blizzard announced that they were cancelling the February and March homestands in China. The move affected homestands hosted by the Shanghai Dragons Shanghai Dragons OWL Rank #3 , the Hangzhou Spark Hangzhou Spark OWL Rank #9 and the Guangzhou Charge Guangzhou Charge OWL Rank #10 .
The Charge and the Dragons announced that they were relocating their players and staff to South Korea. The Chengdu Hunters Chengdu Hunters OWL Rank #12 also announced that their players and staff will take precautions to keep them safe. South Korea has 28 confirmed cases of the virus, according to the World Health Organization.
The exact schedule and location for the matches has yet to be announced.