UPDATE ON TORONTO DEFIANT LIVE EVENT IN APRIL

UPDATE ON TORONTO DEFIANT LIVE EVENT IN APRIL

[Revised version as of 4:00pm ET]

MARCH 11, 2020 (TORONTO, CANADA) — the following statement was released today by Chris Overholt, President and CEO, OverActive Media:

"We have been closely monitoring COVID-19 developments nationally and globally, and are in regular contact with our League partner regarding our planned Overwatch League event in Toronto next month. In partnership with Activision Blizzard — in the spirit of acting responsibly and with an abundance of caution for our players and fans alike — we have decided to cancel our Toronto Defiant Homestand that was scheduled for April 18-19 at Roy Thomson Hall.
While we are no longer going ahead with an exceptional live esports experience in Toronto in April, our organization is shifting focus to prepare for our live event in August, as we continue to tell our story and promote our players and Defiant brand to Torontonians and Canadians at large.” 

— Chris Overholt, President & CEO, OverActive Media


Paulo Senra
Paulo Senra VP, Global Content and Communications, OverActive Media

 

About OverActive Media

OAM is a global esports and entertainment organization that combines franchised team ownership with audience engagement to connect with fans, franchise partners and corporate sponsors around the world. In North America, OAM owns the Toronto Defiant of the Overwatch League ("OWL") and the Toronto Ultra of the Call of Duty League ("CDL"). In Europe, OAM operates the Spain-based MAD Lions organization with teams in League of Legends European Championship ("LEC") and in Counter-Strike Global Offensive ("CSGO"). OAM is a founding equity partner of B Site Inc. and a franchise holder in the Flashpoint CSGO league. OAM also owns a live events division, OAM LIVE. 

OAM is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.