Nintendo’s New York Overwatch Switch launch event cancelled in wake of Blizzard boycott

October 15, 2019
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Blizzard has cancelled its New York event meant to celebrate the release of Overwatch on Switch tomorrow at Nintendo’s New York store.

Fans were able to sign up for the event for free using their Nintendo accounts, with the first 150 people able to meet some of the game’s voice actors. Nintendo has apologised for any inconvenience caused, despite them stating the cancellation was Blizzard’s decision.

Blizzard has yet to offer a statement as to why the cancellation has taken place, but if you’ve been keeping up with news on the company over the last week, it’s not hard to imagine why.

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