Guangzhou Charge Moves Training Base Due to Coronavirus

Nicholas Barth,

January 28, 2020 10:11 AM

The Guangzhou Charge Overwatch League team recently announced that it had moved its training base following the Coronavirus epidemic in China.

The esports world has been hit by the coronavirus epidemic that has affected China recently with Week 2 of the League of Legends Pro League having been suspended due to the virus. Now, another significant esports entity in the region is being affected by the coronavirus and its effects. 

The Guangzhou Charge Overwatch League team took to its Twitter account on January 28th to announce that it had decided to move the team's training base from China to South Korea due to the coronavirus outbreak. You can view the official announcement below:

A determination to protect the health and safety of the players was the main reasoning for the move, according to the statement from the Guangzhou Charge. 

This is a significant development, as the 2020 season for the Overwatch League was going to be the first where every team in the league would be hosting homestand events where they would host a group of organizations and compete in front of their home cities. However, the coronavirus has possibly caused a significant issue with Guangzhou Charge and the other Chinese franchises in the league when it comes to being able to host their scheduled homestand events this year. 

All that the teams and fans can do now is wait and see what official decision the Overwatch League makes when it comes to the homestand events in China for Season 3. 

What are your thoughts on the Guangzhou Charge Overwatch League team moving its training base to South Korea due to the coronavirus outbreak in China? Let us know in the comments below!

(cover photo courtesy of the Overwatch League)


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