Overwatch League cancels its in-person playoff events

Overwatch League cancels its in-person playoff events


Photo courtesy Stewart Volland for Blizzard Entertainment.

The 2021 Overwatch League playoffs have hit a slight snag. Yesterday, the League announced it will no longer host live playoff matches in Dallas and Los Angeles.

“Due to significant changes in the environment affecting travel for some teams, we’ve decided to pivot away from originally scheduled live events in Dallas and Los Angeles,” the League wrote in a statement on Twitter. “Instead, postseason competition will return to Hawai’i for playoffs.”

The move is likely in response to the COVID-19 delta variant surge that’s spreading across the globe and the diminishing ability for travelers to obtain visas to and from the United States.

Last season, the League split into two regions: North America and Asia Pacific, or APAC. Regular season…

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