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The @overwatchleague is coming home – and away! Starting in 2020, all Overwatch League teams will be playing in their home cities. We're super excited to see our original vision brought to life. Thanks to all of our fans for your amazing support!
— Nate Nanzer (@natenanzer) March 15, 2019
Announcing the home city focus this far in advance should give teams plenty of time to prepare venues and address potential visa issues. For instance, a Chengdu Hunters player from China had his visa application rejected before the start of the current Overwatch League season.