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Overwatch League facing Chinese homestand issues with coronavirus scare

Published: 25/Jan/2020 0:49

by Bill Cooney

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With the Overwatch League’s third season steadily approaching fans are concerned about how the recent outbreak of coronavirus in China will affect scheduled homestand events in the country.

2020 is the first year the Overwatch League is taking its show on the road, with all regular season matches happening at homestand events across the globe.

The so-called coronavirus made world headlines after it appeared in January and at the time of writing, there are more than 800 confirmed cases of it around the world, with 26 deaths linked to the disease all within China, according to the BBC.

This disease outbreak couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Overwatch League, which has a homestand scheduled in Shanghai for the second week of the season, starting February 15.

Three weeks before the homestand, Shanghai has already shut down most public gathering places as coronavirus cases continue to appear in the area.

With national governments and bodies like the World Health Organization starting to get involved, the effect the coronavirus will have on homestands in China is most likely at the front of the Overwatch League’s mind.

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The Shanghai homestand is currently scheduled to begin on Feb. 15, but the Overwatch League could change that.

There are, realistically, two options for the League if they don’t want to risk players, staff, and fans’ health by holding the homestand in Shanghai if the situation hasn’t improved by mid February.

They could reschedule the matches for later on in the season, but with the rest of the schedule already fleshed out, that might be difficult.

Another option would be to just cancel the matches outright, which no one involved with the League, especially fans, wants to see happen.

Relocating the homestand just weeks before it’s scheduled to happen seems very unlikely due to logistics and host of other issues, so fans probably shouldn’t expect that to happen.

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The Overwatch League still have to officially address how they will handle the upcoming Shanghai homestand.

It’s not just Shanghai though, Guangzhou also has one that begins on February 22, and the Hangzhou Spark host their home matches the next week starting February 28.

With the first Chinese homestand event right around the corner, Overwatch League fans should keep an eye out for official news on the status of the events starting next week.

League of Legends

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Intense series see wins for Hanwha Life and DRX

Published: 22/Jan/2021 15:35 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 15:37

by Lauren Bergin

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League of Legends’ LCK 2021 Spring Split is underway! Ten Korean teams compete for a place in the Spring Playoffs. Here’s the stream, schedule & standings to keep you in the loop!


  • Hanwha Life defeat KT Rolser 2-1.
  • After an intense series DRX defeat Liiv SANDBOX 2-1.
  • Gen.G still undefeated.

As the region currently holding the Summoner’s Cup, the LCK is brimming with talent in 2021. Throughout the course of the ten-week season (January 13 – March 28), teams will be battling for their place in the Spring Playoffs on March 31.

Over $3.6 million is up for grabs in 2021’s Spring Split, as reigning world champs DAMWON Kia look to stamp authority on their region. Here’s everything you need to stay up-to-date.

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Stream

The LCK streams live on its official Twitch channel, as well as on lolesports.com. Missed some of the action? Catch-up on both platforms within 24 hours of the game’s conclusion.

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Results & schedule

Below are the results & schedule for the forthcoming week’s action, followed by the following week’s schedule.

Week 1 results (January 13 – January 17)

Date Match  PT ET GMT 
January 13 Gen.G 2 – 0 KT Rolster 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
T1 2 – 1 Hanwha Life Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 14 Nongshim RedForce 2 – 1 Liiv SANDBOX 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DRX 2 – 1 Afreeca Freecs 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 15 Fredit BRION 0 – 2 Gen.G 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DWG Kia 2 – 1 T1 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 16 Liiv SANDBOX 0-2 KT Rolster 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Hanwha Life Esports 2-1 DRX 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 17 Nongshim RedForce 0-2 DWG Kia 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Afreeca Freecs 2-0 Fredit BRION 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM

Week 2 schedule (January 20 – January 24)

Date Match PT ET GMT
January 20 Liiv SANDBOX 2-0 Afreeca Freecs 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DRX 2-1 Nongshim RedForce 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 21 T1 1-2 Gen.G 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DWG Kia 0-2 Fredit BRION 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 22 KT Rolster 1-2 Hanwha Life Esports 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DRX 2-1 Liiv SANDBOX 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 23 Afreeca Freecs vs DWG Kia 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Fredit BRION vs Nongshim RedForce 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 24 KT Rolster vs T1 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Gen.G vs Hanwha Life Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Standings

Below are how each team places in the current standings, as Gen.G Esports lead the pack with a flawless record.

Placements Team Series  Games
1 Gen.G Esports 3-0 6-1
2 DRX 3-1 7-5
3 Hanwha Life Esports 2-1 5-4
4 DWN Kia 2-1 4-3
5 T1 1-2 4-5
6 Afreeca Freecs 1-2 3-4
7 KT Rolster 1-2 3-4
8 Nongshim RedForce 1-2 3-5
9 Fredit BRION 1-2 2-4
10 Liiv SANDBOX 1-3 4-6

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Teams

Team Top Jungle Mid AD Carry Support
Afreeca Freecs Kiin Dread Fly Bang Lehends
DWG Kia Khan Canyon ShowMaker Ghost BeryL
DRX Kingen Pyosik SOLKA Bao Becca
Fredit BRION Hoya UmTi Lava Hena Delight
Gen.G Rascal Clid Bdd Ruler Life
Hanwha Life Esports Morgan Arthur Chovy Deft Vsta
KT Rolster Doran Bonnie Ucal HyBriD Zzus
Liiv SANDBOX Summit Croco FATE Route Effort
Nongshim RedForce Rich Peanut Bay deokdam Kellin
T1 Canna Ellim Faker, Clozer Gumayusi Keria