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OWL Cancels Homestands for March and April

On Wednesday, March 11th, the Overwatch League made the difficult decision to cancel all live March and April OWL events. The heartbreaking news comes off of the back of increasing concerns of the COVID-19 virus.

Undoubtedly, viewers and prospective attendees are stunned and disappointed, but the decision is made for the benefit of teams and fans alike. Just earlier today, the Paris Eternal announced their decision to cancel their homestand. Shortly after the league announcement, the London Spitfire also announced the cancellation of their home events as well.

Although the cancellations are a devastating blow to what many skeptics and critics noted as the “make or break” season for OWL, the matches will still occur online. Pete Vlastelica, the Overwatch League’s Commissioner, stated that although the events are cancelled, the matches will still played and broadcast.

Assuming any setbacks, live OWL events will resume come May 9th (week 14) with the Paris homestand.

The Game Haus will update this piece as more information becomes available 

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