The Overwatch League is being probed by the Department of Justice

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By Ray Ampoloquio July 6, 2021

The Overwatch League has been active for nearly as long as Blizzard's squad-based hero shooter has been.

The Overwatch League was founded in the same year as Overwatch launched and has since been a huge part of the esports scene.

However, it looks like Blizzard and the Overwatch League have found themselves in hot water recently.

The United States Department of Justice is looking into potential legal issues and violations that the competitive league might be committing.

The Civil Conduct Task Force is heading the probe launched by the Departure of Justice.

Its main goal is to take a closer look at the soft salary cap that Blizzard has imposed on teams.

To be more specific, the DOJ is looking into the Overwatch to see if it is violating the 1890 Sherman Antitrust Act.

It's worth noting that the DOJ's investigation of the Overwatch League is non-criminal.

However, this doesn't necessarily make it less of a big deal.

The inquiry comes at arguably the worst possible time for a struggling Overwatch League.

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