BlizzCon 2020 Not Happening

This week Blizzard announced that there would be no BlizzCon this year.

While speculated by many, on Tuesday the news was made official, with Blizzard citing concerns about health and safety and future fluctuations of national and local health guidelines here in the US.

The post goes on to say that Blizzard is looking into the possibility of hosting an online event. They were careful to say that it’s only something they’re looking into at the moment, and if they hold it, it wouldn’t be until early 2021.

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May Monthly Melee

Last weekend the Overwatch League May Melee Tournaments took place in both North America and Asia, with the Shock defeating the Mayhem in NA, and the Dragons defeating Dynasty in Asia.

The tournament was very popular with fans and players alike, and another tournament is coming that spans over June and July, beginning on June 13. Until then, OWL is on a break.

Regarding future tournaments, Overwatch League Vice President Jon Spector said on Twitter:

Our May Melee was a ton of fun, and we’ve heard a lot of positive feedback from our community. We’re excited to share more details early next week on how we build from here, including the schedule for the next tournament and broad structure the rest of our 2020 season!

Stay tuned to our Twitter and here when that news becomes available.

IMHO it’s worth it to go back to the Asian finals and watch Shanghai reverse sweet Seoul. The games were SO GOOD! (Full match) (Highlights)

Lore alert! New Overwatch Book Coming June 2

A surprise announcement came this week, announcing a new book titled “Overwatch: The Hero of Numbani” is coming out on Tuesday, June 2.

The book, written for a teenage audience, the description sounds like the book covers the events from Doomfist’s attack on Numbani, the creation of Orisa by Efi, training Orisa, and a follow-up attack by Doomfist.

An excerpt of the book may be found on the announcement page from Blizzard.

A link to various sellers may be found on Scholastic’s website and the price is set at $6 (US).

Support T2 Overwatch Esports!

This weekend the playoffs for Contenders regions across the globe have begun, and will take place each weekend for the next few weeks. You can see the schedule on the Path to Pro website (the link may default to NA). If you’re looking for more Overwatch esports action, there’s no time like now to watch and maybe see some future OWL stars in action.