According to sources, Blizzard has denied PEA the license to operate an independent and exclusive league in its game. After the disappointment in CS:GO, the league formed by several NA teams definitely had set its sights on Blizzards game.
However Blizzard has its own plans for the game and as such it has denied PEA the license to operate an exclusive league. Blizzard;s morals are higher than other game companies and they do not want to see their community hurt especially at such an early stage in the game development.
According to a report by PVPlive, Blizzard has denied PEA a license to operate tournaments in its game. This follows bad press for the league and a definitive move by Blizzard to prevent the negative media from CSGO following PEA to Overwatch overnight.