• Activision Blizzard has decided that all "Call of Duty" League matches will be online-only 
  • The news came in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic
  • The matches will still be live streamed to fans through YouTube

While other esports outfits and conventions have made the decision to postpone their respective schedules, Activision Blizzard made a quiet move to make all of their “Call of Duty” League matches into online-only events.

This, of course, came in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic which is slowly crippling the entire world.

“After careful review and working in close collaboration with our teams, we are shifting all currently scheduled 2020 “Call of Duty” League live events to online-only competition, effective immediately,” the league said in an official statement.

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Still, the move is to protect the health and safety of its employees, fans, players, teams and partners and to prevent the spread of the virus.

There is good news, though. Activision Blizzard, through Engadget said that the matches will be live streamed courtesy of YouTube. Details and dates will be made available once they're ready.

The “Call of Duty” League is a global, city-based esports league with 12 teams representing 11 North America and Europe markets.

Teams will duke it out in 5v5 “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” multiplayer matches on the PlayStation 4 up until the final two teams will face off in a double elimination match in the League's grandest stage, the “Call of Duty” Championships.