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Blizzard says it’s building ‘revitalized’ Overwatch esports after OWL season ends

Photo taken of the Florida Mayhem as they celebrate winning the 2023 Overwatch League Grand Finals
Image: Sebastien Martin-Schultz / Blizzard

Hours after the Florida Mayhem were crowned the 2023 Overwatch League Grand Champions, the Overwatch League itself has likely come to its end. In a post on X (formerly Twitter) this morning, Blizzard said that it’s working on “building our vision of a revitalized esports program.”

It is no secret that the league has been in dire straits. Over the last few years, there were numerous reports that the league was struggling financially. Advertisers had pulled out after stories of sexual harassment and abuse at Blizzard broke in 2021. Team organizations were struggling to pay franchising fees, strained by the depressed economic conditions facilitated by the…

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