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Last year's Overwatch League was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that temporarily pumped the brakes on some interesting AI projects, as well. At the time, Blizzard and IBM were set to announce that Big Blue was about to become the cloud, AI, and machine learning analytics partner for the game's official e-sports platform. Blizzard and IBM hope that this partnership will lead to figuring out new ways to evaluate performance, fix balance issues, and much more. Now that Overwatch League is back on for 2021, the partnership is starting to bear fruit. IBM has developed an AI-powered ranking system that will not only separate the wheat from the chaff, but hopefully also bring the best of... Read more...
Major events all over the country are being canceled as organizers fear the spread of the coronavirus. The latest events to be canceled are all March and April Overwatch League events. The live events have been canceled globally due to fears of the coronavirus. The Overwatch League wrote on Twitter that it was closely monitoring COVID-19 (coronavirus), city-level recommendations and mandates, and all guidelines set forth by the CDC." The organization noted that after working in close collaboration with the teams, it decided to cancel all Overwatch League events that were scheduled for March and April. Events that were set to be held in Florida, Toronto, San Francisco, Atlanta, London, Dallas,... Read more...