Blizzard Entertainment have announced that they have cancelled all Overwatch League events for March and April.

The events cancelled include:

  • March 14-15: Florida homestand in Miami
  • March 21-22: Atlanta homestand
  • March 28-29: London homestand and San Francisco homestand in Daly City, California
  • April 4-5: Washington D.C. homestand and Dallas homestand in Irving, Texas
  • April 18-19: Toronto homestand and Los Angeles Valiant homestand
  • April 25-26: Boston homestand and Dallas homestand in Allen, Texas

The announcement follows the coronavirus outbreak that has affected thousands worldwide. All events cancelled are in countries and/or states that have cases of the virus. Earlier today, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global pandemic.

Blizzard previously cancelled events in China and South Korea earlier this year. The Paris Eternal announced earlier today that they have cancelled their homestand for April.

The Florida Mayhem Florida Mayhem OWL Rank #15 Gargoyle Lee Beom-jun (이범준) off tank GangNamJin Gang Nam-jin (강남진) flex support BQB Lee Sang-bum (이상범) dps Yaki Kim Jun-gi (김준기) dps Karayan Choi San-ha (최산하) tank Kris Choi Jun-soo (최준수) support , the San Francisco Shock San Francisco Shock OWL Rank #1 ChoiHyoBin Choi Hyo-Bin (최효빈) off tank Viol2t Park Min-ki flex support Architect Park Min-ho (박민호) dps Rascal Kim Dong-jun (김동준) dps ANS Lee Seon-chang (이선창) dps smurf Yoo Myeong-Hwan tank Moth Grant Espe support , the Dallas Fuel Dallas Fuel OWL Rank #17 uNKOE Benjamin Chevasson flex support NotE Lucas Meissner off tank Crimzo William Hernandez flex support aKm Dylan Bignet dps ZachaREEE Zachary Lombardo dps Decay Jang Gui-un (장귀운) dps Doha Kim Dong-Ha (김동하) dps Gamsu Noh Yeong-jin (노영진) tank Closer Jung Won-sik (정원식) support and the Los Angeles Valiant Los Angeles Valiant OWL Rank #11 McGravy Caleb McGarvey off tank Lastro Moon Jung-won (문정원) flex support KSF Kyle Frandanisa dps Apply Damon Conti dps ksp Kai Collins dps Dreamer Song Sang-lok tank RAin Park Jae-ho (박재호) support have offered refunds for those who purchased tickets for the homestands. The Washington Justice Washington Justice OWL Rank #18 ELLIVOTE Elliot Vaneryd off tank AimGod Min-seok Kwon flex support Stratus Ethan Yankel dps Corey Corey Nigra dps rOar Gye Chang-hoon tank ArK Hong Yeon-joon support have offered either a refund or the option to move tickets to another homestand. The London Spitfire London Spitfire OWL Rank #14 Krillin Jeong Young-hoon flex support BERNAR Shin Se-won (신세원) off tank Schwi Lee Dong-jae (이동재) dps Glister Lim Gil-seong (임길성) dps JMac Choi Dae-han (최대한) tank SanGuiNar Lym Kyu-min support and the Toronto Defiant Toronto Defiant OWL Rank #19 KariV Park Young-seo (박영서) flex support Nevix Andreas Karlsson off tank Agilities Brady Girardi dps Surefour Lane Roberts dps Beast Adam Denton tank Kellex Kristian Keller support will reveal info about tickets at a later date.

Activision-Blizzard Esports CEO Pete Vlastelica said on Twitter that the matches have not been cancelled, and that they will be played and broadcasted on YouTube. Blizzard also said that no other events have been affected.