While the NBA, NHL and MLB were confronted with the coronavirus pandemic in March, Overwatch executives had been dealing with the outbreak for two months already.
As COVID-19 spread in China, where the league has four teams, and South Korea, where another is located, the U.S.-based esports league drastically altered the beginning portion of the season.
- What (who) is Overwatch?
- What is competition? What are the different types of competition?
- Who might represent competition for Overwatch?
- How might the lack of live sports provide Overwatch with an opportunity?
- Despite the opportunity provided by a lack of competition in the current climate, how has the coronavirus outbreak impacted Overwatch’s overall business?