The Overwatch League has confirmed that it will be running three live events in China, after actively monitoring the situation around the world. The live events can be held due to improved health and safety conditions there.
The three live events scheduled to take place in China and their host teams will be:
- 4th – 6th June: Hangzhou Spark (June Joust)
- 9th to 11th July: Shanghai Dragons (Summer Showdown)
- 7th to 8th August: Guangzhou Charge (Countdown Cup)
Between the 4th and 6th of June, the Hangzhou Spark will host fans for the June Joust. Between the 9th and the 11th of July, the Shanghai Dragons will welcome fans back to the Summer Showdown. And between the 7th and the 8th of August, the Guangzhou Charge will host fans for the Countdown Cup, right before the OWL Playoffs and marking the end of playoff qualification.
The OWL said that the five China-based teams – the Hunters, Charge, Spark, Valiant, and Dragons – will travel to compete in these events on stage. But this may change if Covid protocols don’t allow for in-person events. The three Korea-based teams – the NYXL, Fusion, and Dynasty – won’t be travelling to compete in-person and will be competing entirely remotely.
More details regarding tickets and venues will be revealed in the near future.