It was confirmed by the Nintendo New York twitter account that Blizzard has canceled their launch event. Below is the tweet declaring the cancelation.
Please be aware that the previously announced Overwatch launch event scheduled for Wednesday, 10/16 at NintendoNYC has been cancelled by Blizzard. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
— Nintendo NY (@NintendoNYC) October 15, 2019
This launch has seemingly been in the works for at least a week when the account first tweeted about it, the cancellation likely comes as a result of the ongoing situation between Blizzard and Hong Kong. It’s worth noting, however, that no exact reasoning was provided for the cancelation.
The Show Goes On
For clarity, Overwatch is still launching on the Nintendo Switch today, October 15. For more on when everyone can expect Overwatch to go live in their area, see the link attached to the tweet below and stay tuned here at The Game Haus for all the latest breaking news on the Switch release and the Halloween event.
Overwatch arrives on the Nintendo Switch on October 15 at 11AM PDT!
To make sure you’re ready, we’ve put together a series of launch-day protocols so you’ll know how to prepare before diving in.
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) October 14, 2019
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