The Overwatch League is going on the road.
The esports league introduced by video game publisher Activision Blizzard last year announced its fledgling Overwatch League will move to home city competition starting in 2020.
The shift will allow all 20 of the league’s teams to play in venues within their host cities and travel for road matches against competitors.
The announcement was made during the South by Southwest Festival in Austin on Friday.
Entering its second season, the league – featuring Blizzard’s first-person shooter video game “Overwatch” – currently hosts all teams’ matches live at the Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles.
“We’ve been working on this challenge for two years now, and I think a lot of the way we structured the league today will make sense when we move to 2020,” said Nate Nanzer, commissioner of the Overwatch League, in an interview with USA TODAY.
The league is divided into two divisions – Atlantic and Pacific – with 10 teams in each division. Nanzer said the schedule is set up where teams will play opponents…