Today the Philadelphia Fusion announced in a pair of tweets that, due to player logistics issues, the team is unable to participate in the Overwatch League preseason, this Wednesday through Saturday:
Due to player logistics issues the Fusion will be absent from OWL preseason matches. Preparations for the regular season remain on track, as our players and coaches from 10 nations continue to scrimmage and work hard (1/2)— Philadelphia Fusion (@PHL_Fusion) December 5, 2017
(2/2) We apologize to our fans in Philadelphia & around the world who were looking forward to our preseason competition. Please stay tuned for news surrounding opportunities to connect with our team and win Fusion gear in advance of our season opener on January 11th.— Philadelphia Fusion (@PHL_Fusion) December 5, 2017
For the first match of day one of the preseason, on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m. PST, the San Francisco Shock will take the place of the Philadelphia Fusion, facing off against the Florida Mayhem. Replacement teams for subsequent preseason matches which may have featured the Philadelphia Fusion will be announced during the tournament.