The Overwatch League declared that it will donate to numerous organisations that specialise in combating and preventing sexual violence, as well as those that promote and empower women, after gifts from the Washington Justice and the Houston Outlaws. Following the conclusion of the OWL match, which ended in an Outlaws victory, the league said it will match both teams' donations "on a local level."

The OWL issued a statement via Twitter that there is no room for discrimination, harassment, or uneven treatment of any kind. The Overwatch League will do everything they can to guarantee that, collectively, they create an inclusive atmosphere on and off the battlefield.

The Outlaws and the Justice teamed up to promote their "Outlaws for Justice" campaign, in which the team donated its base funds to the RAINN sexual assault support and prevention group. The losing team also promised to pay an additional amount to a local charity of the winner's choice for each map won, resulting in a donation to Houston's Big Sister Little Sister Mentoring Program. The current donation number is unknown, however the OWL has stated that it will match all donations made by both the Justice and the Outlaws.

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, alleging that the firm fostered an atmosphere that included sexual harassment, unequal pay, and retaliation. Furthermore, texts and screenshots were recently disclosed to the public that appeared to show Blizzard administrators and developers discussing hiring women for sexual favours in a room dubbed the "Cosby Suite."

The Overwatch League begins this weekend with the Countdown Cup, giving teams just a few more weeks to prove themselves before the 2021 OWL Playoffs.