Overwatch Begins Life On The Switch With Its Annual Halloween Event

Joanna Estrada
October 17, 2019

Blizzard has cancelled plans for an Overwatch Nintendo Switch launch event at short notice. Today, Blizzard announced it was canceling a promotional event originally scheduled to take place tomorrow in NY but it wouldn't say why. If the company had gone forward with the launch event tomorrow, the result would have been dozens of angry gamers showing up with signs or t-shirts that read "Free Hong Kong". View the video below to see each one.

However, a week later Nintendo has put out a statement apologising that it will no longer go ahead as the event has been "cancelled by Blizzard".

So far there's been no official word on exactly why the plug was pulled, nor has Blizzard made its own statement.

After Blizzard suspended Hearthstone Pro Blitzchung for using pro-Hong Kong rebellion phrases during a livestream, the #BlizzardBoycott has been going strong. However, in the face of the criticism, Blizzard has stepped down and reduced Ng Wai's ban to just 6 months and returned his previously confiscated winnings from the Hearthstone Grandmasters tournament.

Neither Blizzard nor Nintendo gave a reason for the event's cancellation.

In other Overwatch related news, it has come to light that physical copies of the Switch version don't actually contain a cartridge, but instead a download code.

Alysia Judge is a freelance writer and presenter.

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