“We are transitioning from the Overwatch League and evolving competitive Overwatch in a new direction,” an Activision Blizzard spokesperson said in a statement to PC Gamer. “We are grateful to everyone who made OWL possible and remain focused on building our vision of a revitalized esports program. We will share details with you all in the near future.”
There had been signs this might be coming, like Wednesday’s press release from Toronto Defiant’s owner announcing its exit from the league. In October, Activision Blizzard said it was building a “revitalized esports program” for Overwatch.