Overwatch fans, the schedule for the 2019 League has been revealed…
It’s time to get out your calendars and mark down February 15th because the Overwatch League 2019 is launching and it looks as promising as ever.
The opening day will be featuring a marquee Grand Final rematch between the reigning champions, London Spitfire and the runner-ups, Philadelphia Fusion. You can also see the full match schedule right now to see all of the planned matches to be played out at the Blizzard Arena Los Angeles. Check out the schedule!
You can also see the highlights form the match between London Spitfire and Philadelphia Fusion right here:
The Overwatch League 2019 will also introduce Homestand Weekend events. Three new teams – the Dallas Fuel, Atlanta Reign and Los Angeles Valiant – will be hosting regular season matches in their respective territories. This will open the opportunity to give more fans their chance to see live professional Overwatch matches before all teams move into their home venues in the future.
Tickets to the Homestand Weekend events will be on sale at a later date, sold by the individual teams.
Next years league also brings a revamped playoff structure and end-of-season format.
For the 2019 season, the league’s top six teams will automatically qualify for the postseason, with the Atlantic and Pacific division winners receiving top seeds.
Two final playoff spots are to be decided via a play-in tournament in August. This tournament is to feature teams that finished seventh through twelfth in the overall standings, with the top two teams from this tournament advancing to the postseason.
This play-in tournament will replace the Stage Finals at the end of the league’s fourth and final stage.
Getting excited? Check out the trailer to get your anticipation rising.
February 2019. We’re back. #OWL2019
Here’s the 2019 regular season schedule! 👀
— Overwatch League (@overwatchleague) December 12, 2018
The prize pool is also going to see a significant increase. The prize pool will be increasing from $3.5 million USD to $5 million USD in 2019. Details on prizing, and the map pool for Stage 1, are available now on OverwatchLeague.com. Specific dates, formats and other information for the All-Star event, playoffs and Grand Finals will be unveiled next year.
Want to see all of the action for yourself? Tickets for regular season matches at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles are on-sale now.
New this season are team-specific ticket packages that will allow fans to attend player signings and other promotions for each of the league’s 20 teams. Special ticket packages from the 2018 season, including season tickets and more, will continue for the 2019 season.
If you’re not one of the lucky few who can attend events live in person, all matches will broadcast on OverwatchLeague.com, Twitch, and MLG. Select matches will be broadcast in North America on the ESPN / ABC / Disney XD family of networks. The complete regular-season linear broadcast schedule is to be announced shortly.
More information on the 2019 season structure, including the All-Star event, Stage Finals, playoffs and more is. Keep up with all of the latest Overwatch League news and content on the , as well as on , , , and .
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