The Overwatch League has delayed the Chinese games for OWL Week Nine by 24 hours due to a National Day of Mourning in China which has been declared for April 4th. The Chinese Day of Mourning is meant to recognize those harmed or affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The matches which were originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, will now take place on Sunday, April 5th and Monday, April 6th.
With China issuing a national observance on April 4, we are delaying this week's Chinese matches 24 hours. Matches in China will now take place on April 5-6.
— Overwatch League (@overwatchleague) April 3, 2020
The updated schedule for the Chinese games is as follows:
- Shanghai Dragons will play against the Hangzhou Spark on Sunday at 4 P.M China time (4 A.M. EST).
- The Chengdu Hunters will then play against the Guangzhou Charge on Sunday at 6 P.M. China time (6 A.M. EST).
- The Chengdu Hunters will play against the Shanghai Dragons on Monday at 4 P.M China time (4 A.M. EST),
- The Guangzhou Charge will play against the Hangzhou Spark on Monday at 6 P.M. China time (6 A.M. EST).
The OWL Week 9 North American matches remain unchanged, with three matches scheduled for Saturday afternoon starting at 4 P.M. EST and three matches scheduled for Sunday also starting at 4 P.M. EST.
As usual, you can tune into this weekend’s OWL matches on the Overwatch League YouTube Channel.