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Overwatch League Shutdown Vote Underway as Activision Blizzard Prepares for Esports' Future


  • Activision Blizzard is preparing to shut down the Overwatch League after six years of operation, making it the most expensive esports league ever.
  • The Saudi Arabian state-owned ESL FACEIT Group is expected to take over the 2024 Overwatch season, dissolving the existing league.
  • Overwatch League team owners are anticipated to vote to discontinue the city-based franchise format, with compensation of $6 million per team if the vote goes through.

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