Apparently, a major sponsor of the Call of Duty League and the Overwatch League has ceased its participation in each, with the disappearance of the T-Mobile brand from the CDL and OWL websites. That comes almost a fortnight after California filed a lawsuit against Activision-Blizzard alleging widespread sexual harassment and a "culture in the boys' workplace."
As you saw Dexterto, The T-Mobile brand has been quietly removed from the list of sponsors of the Overwatch League website, although it appeared as recently as July 27. Similarly, the T-Mobile brand has disappeared from the Call of Duty League website, although it appeared so recently July 21st. The news of the lawsuit first surfaced on July 22nd.
Elsewhere, the T-Mobile logo was removed from the jumpers by New York Subliners players during last week’s V-Stage Major Tournament. The following image is from the official Call of Duty League issue dated July 30; the next shot is from the Major Tournament of stage IV issue on June 18th.
I have contacted representatives from T-Mobile and the Overwatch League and will update if I find out again.
While the status of T-Mobile is not entirely official, it would come as no surprise that the lawsuit and its subsequent disclosures have motivated the U.S. wireless network operator to break its ties. Activision-Blizzard employees staged a walk last Wednesday in response to the initial response to the lawsuit, which has been widely criticized by the company. Members of the gaming industry i World of Warcraft players have expressed their solidarity with Activision-Blizzard staff.
If you need to catch up, here it is everything that has happened since the Activision Blizzard lawsuit was made public.