Overwatch League Code of Conduct finally released

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About time.

After one full stage of action, the Overwatch League finally has a Code of Conduct.

As detailed in a new blog post, it’s a pretty standard affair. Here’s the meat of it:

“Among other things, the Code of Conduct requires that team members and owners:

  • observe the highest standards of personal integrity and good sportsmanship;
  • compete to the best of their skill and ability at all times;
  • comply with all applicable laws at all times;
  • not engage in any activity or practice which brings him or her into public disrepute or scandal;
  • not engage in any form of harassment or discrimination;
  • not place bets on any games, matches, or tournaments involving Overwatch;
  • not make any false, defamatory, libelous, or slanderous remarks, comments, or statements; and
  • not use or attempt to use any bugs or exploits in Overwatch.”

While it’s great the Esports league’s Code has been posted, it’s been sorely needed; already, a player has used homophobic language when speaking of another player. Thankfully, he was suspended for his actions, Code or not.

Overwatch League’s second stage is about to kick off, with a rematch between the Stage One finalists, London Spitfire and New York Excelsior.