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Overwatch League Hopes Hawaii Can Help Continue Growth

The Overwatch League recently announced a plan to have teams based in North America will fly out to Hawaii where they will face Chinese and Korean-based squads. OWL plans to feature a monthly tournament structure in which teams from across the globe compete locally with the winners moving on to Hawaii, China, or Korea.

Andrew Webster is an author for The Verge covering this story. “According to Jon Spector, head of the Overwatch League, Hawaii was chosen for a few reasons,” Webster writes. “It meant that players based in the US would already have the necessary visas to travel, and the league also felt comfortable about the island from a health and safety perspective. ‘Hawaii emerged as something of a silver bullet,’ he tells The Verge.”

The Overwatch League will begin its fourth season of the esports league virtually this year on April 16th. Eight of the 20 teams will play in Asia while the others continue to stream their matches without in-person attendance.

The Overwatch League was founded on November 4th, 2016 by Blizzard. The league’s inaugural season was first held in 2018.

The Profit‘s Take:

Overwatch League? Growth? I don’t think these two have met.

(All information was provided by The Verge, The Overwatch League, and Fortune)

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