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Overwatch League adds six more teams

The Overwatch LeagueTM is expanding again. Last month, franchises representing Atlanta and Guangzhou joined the Overwatch League, and now six more new teams—Chengdu, Hangzhou, Paris, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington, D.C.—will compete for the 2019 Overwatch League championship. With a roster of 20 total teams—nine of them outside of the United States—the Overwatch League has further strengthened its position as the...

The Overwatch League and Twitter sign new streaming deal

The Overwatch LeagueTM and Twitter announced a new multiyear deal to bring highlights and livestream content to the platform, continuing with the Overwatch League All-Star Weekend, happening Aug. 25–26 at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles. The collaboration breaks new ground in creative programming and video-on-demand content. Overwatch League All-Star Weekend With the Overwatch League All-Star Weekend taking place this Saturday and Sunday,...

Overwatch League signs two more teams

The Overwatch League has its first champion in the London Spitfire, but new competition is on the way for the 2019 season. Today two more teams, Atlanta and Guangzhou, joined the world’s first major global city-based esports league. The ownership groups operating those franchises are: Atlanta, Georgia— Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media, and automotive services company, which has partnered...

Overwatch League, London and Philadelphia in finals

The Overwatch League’s Grand Finals teams are decided: the London Spitfire and Philadelphia Fusion will play next weekend in front of a sold-out crowd at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Number six-seed Philadelphia swept top-seeded New York Excelsior 2-0 on Saturday night at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles to advance to the Grand Finals. There, they’ll face number five-seed London,...

Overwatch League playoff apparel now available

Capture playoff history with Overwatch League playoff-edition jerseys and T-shirts—now on sale at the Blizzard Gear Store Europe. The jerseys are available for each of the six teams that qualified for the Overwatch League inaugural postseason: Boston Uprising, Los Angeles Gladiators, Los Angeles Valiant, London Spitfire, New York Excelsior, and Philadelphia Fusion. Each jersey features a custom playoffs patch on...

Overwatch League, London Spitfire and Philadelphia Fusion advance to the semis

The Overwatch League’s quarterfinals matches ended today at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, with the London Spitfire defeating the Los Angeles Gladiators following the Philadelphia Fusion’s defeat of the Boston Uprising on Friday. Battling in a best-of-three series, the Spitfire took down the Gladiators 2-1, clinching a spot in the semifinals. On Friday night, the first series finished with the Philadelphia...

Seoul Dynasty (Overwatch League) strike deal with pH-1 and DaviDior

Overwatch League team Seoul Dynasty have partnered with renowned Korean-American musicians pH-1 and DaviDior to produce an exclusive walk-on song for the team. Showcasing the convergence of gaming, music, and entertainment culture, this initiative from the Seoul Dynasty meshes esports with the worldwide Hallyu phenomenon. “pH-1 and DaviDior are both incredible musicians, and when we learned that they were fans...

Overwatch, ‘Contenders’ details for season 2

Contenders Trials is in full swing, and the best teams from Open Division are throwing down against relegated Season One competitors for the right to represent their regions in Contenders Season Two. For some teams, Season Two will be a first effort at Contenders-level play. For others, it’ll mean the opportunity to keep on winning and building names for themselves...

British Hurricane wins Overwatch Contenders Europe Season 1

The Overwatch Contenders Europe Season 1 Finals wrapped up in dramatic fashion last night, with British Hurricane defeating Team Gigantti at Alvernia Planet in Poland. The best-of-seven series went to the wire, before Hurricane—the London Spitfire Academy Team—emerged 4-3 winners to take home the $30,000 USD first-place prize. The newly-crowned European champions kept their winning run alive in the Atlantic...

Overwatch League, Grand finals in Brooklyn in July 2018

The Grand Finals for the inaugural season of the Overwatch League, which will determine the champions of the world’s first global city-based esports league, will be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, over July 27–28, 2018. Following the end of the Overwatch League regular season on Sunday, June 17, the postseason will begin with a field of six...

Watch Overwatch League Match Rebroadcasts

Blizzard Entertainment There’s more than a week left before the Overwatch League Stage 3 Finals, and we’ve already been treated to a host of epic clashes, shocking upsets, and rivalry showdowns. In case you missed any of the amazing action along the way—or want to see it again—we’ve got you covered with a full slate of rebroadcasts. Following each live...

Overwatch League – Top 5 Plays: Stage 3, Week 3

Overwatch League – Blizzard Entertainment Check out the amazing action in our Top 5 Plays of Stage 3, Week 3: Chipshajen goes on the attack with Mercy, Hydration punishes NYXL with a mighty Dragonblade, HaGoPeun dishes deadly orbs on the Uprising, Pine on Widowmaker drops four Gladiators in rapid succession, and Fissure takes Winston to new heights to wipe out...

Overwatch League – Stage 3 Finals Probabilities

Emerald Gao, Blizzard Entertainment New stage, new rules. For the first time, the Overwatch League Stage Finals will feature the top four teams in the standings—which means more fun with numbers as we try to anticipate who will make the cut for the big showdown on Sunday, May 6, when the Stage 3 winner is crowned. Don’t Miss Out! Tickets...

Overwatch League – Best of Watchpoint: Stage 3, Week 3

By Blizzard Entertainment – Overwatch League This week the Watchpoint gang breaks down the Fuel’s decision to part ways with Rascal and KyKy. Then we hear from tank Minseok “OGE” Son on how he’s fitting in with his teammates and helping turn it around in Dallas. And finally, Jin-Woo “Gambler” Heo talks about his expanded role as a shot-caller for...

Overwatch League – Top 5 Plays: Stage 3, Week 2

By Blizzard Entertainment Check out the amazing action in Overwatch League – Top 5 Plays of Stage 3, Week 2: Unkoe makes the Dynasty cry “uncle” with his Zenyatta play, Ark’s Mercy helps clean up the point, Jake runs over three Excelsior players with a well-timed RIP-tire, Sinatraa opens up a can of Doomfist on the Valiant, and Pine goes...