Blizzard Cancels Overwatch Events in China in Midst of Coronavirus Outbreak

The Overwatch League was set to have matches in China this year, but it looks like the plans would have to change on account of the outbreak of Coronavirus.

According to the official Overwatch League page, the official scheduled events in China for the months of February and March have been cancelled in order to protect participants of the event. Here's the post:

We have 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 said. "We hope fans have a safe and happy Lunar New Year, and we remain incredibly excited to play Overwatch League matches in China later this season.

We'll share more information about when and where the matches will take place at a later date.

Thank you for your support and understanding!

It's worth noting that this isn't the only pro gaming event that's been cancelled because of the virus. As per GameSpot, the League of Legends Pro League is also cancelling their spring event because of the virus. We'll probably have some more announcements as the virus continues to spread.

As of now, the death toll for the virus has now passed 170, and reports have come out to say that the virus has spread to Japan, Australia, and the United States. The good news is, we're learning more things about the virus faster than past pandemics, so it's possible we could have a cure sooner than later.

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