Overwatch League MVP Award, Byung-sun “Fleta” Kim is MVP

The final round of the 2020 Overwatch League playoffs completed today in exciting fashion, with the league’s 2020 MVP announced and the four teams advancing to 2020 Grand Finals set.

Byung-sun “Fleta” Kim, damage player for the Shanghai Dragons, was named 2020 T-Mobile Overwatch League MVP for his star performance on a variety of damage heroes over the course of the regular season in helping the Dragons to the best record in the league.

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Overwatch League, Details of 2020 Postseason

All 20 teams will have the opportunity to qualify for the postseason. Matches will be held online and will again be split between two divisions, with 13 teams playing in North America, and seven in Asia. Seeds and byes will be determined by regular season standings and teams’ performances in three tournaments: the May Melee, the Summer Showdown, and the Countdown Cup.… Read the rest

Overwatch League, Paris Eternal & Guangzhou Charge win Summer Showdown

In a weekend full of upsets, it was the Paris Eternal and the Guangzhou Charge left standing in the Overwatch League’s Summer Showdown tournaments. Paris won the North American tournament Sunday night by taking down the Philadelphia Fusion in a back-and-forth seven-map match. In the Asian tournament, the No. 2 Guangzhou Charge unseated the heavily favored Shanghai Dragons early Sunday morning to win the region.… Read the rest

Overwatch League Regional Tournament: May Melee

The first-ever Overwatch League Regional Tournament: May Melee kicks off this weekend LIVE Friday, May 22 through May 24. All 20 teams will compete across two regional tournaments with a combined prize pool of $225,000 USD. The teams have been battling for the last two weeks in fiercely contested qualifying matches to get the best possible seed.… Read the rest

Overwatch League & Call of Duty League, Sportradar’s Integrity Services

The Overwatch League™ and Call of Duty® League™, two leading global, city-based esports organizations, and Sportradar, a worldwide market leader in integrity services across both traditional sports and esports, announced an agreement for a comprehensive integrity program to protect both leagues from betting-related corruption.

Under the terms of the deal, Sportradar will monitor global betting activity related to domestic and international Overwatch League and Call of Duty League competitions organized by Activision Blizzard Esports and will report any potential integrity issues to the company to help safeguard the integrity of the competitions.

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Dallas Fuel and Houston Outlaws to Face Off in Lone Star Showdown

budding esports rivalry will get a Texas-sized jolt of energy this May as the Dallas Fuel and the Houston Outlaws, two professional esports teams competing in the Overwatch League, collaborate to launch a first-of-its-kind esports skills and team competition series on television stations throughout Texas. The Lone Star Showdown presented by Samsung will feature three weeks of Dallas v.… Read the rest

Overwatch League, Xfinity is “Overwatch League Online Play” Sponser

The Overwatch League™ announced Xfinity as the Preferred Internet Service Provider of the Overwatch League in North America and the presenting sponsor of “Overwatch League Online Play” on the League’s English broadcast feed.

Overwatch League Online Play presented by Xfinity will feature a combination of elevated content and unique engagements that bring fans even more Overwatch action and special activations.… Read the rest

Cheez-It And Pringles, Overwatch League Sweepstakes

Overwatch League™ fans might disagree on their favorite team, but there is no debate when it comes to the go-to snacks to grab while watching the intense action unfold– Cheez-It® Grooves and Pringles® Wavy. With flavor-filled crunch in each bite, both snacks are a must-have in every esports fans arsenal as they watch ‘Overwatch League Crunch Time’ action across the globe.… Read the rest

Overwatch, 2020’s league season began in New York and Dallas

Ten of the twenty Overwatch League teams played this weekend at events in New York City [SOLD OUT both days] and Dallas [SOLD OUT Saturday], officially bringing the league’s city-based vision to life in front of packed crowds.

The New York Excelsior hosted the Boston Uprising, London Spitfire, Paris Eternal and Toronto Defiant at the iconic Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan over the weekend.… Read the rest

Overwatch League, UK Homestand locations named by London Spitfire

Inaugural season Overwatch League champions, London Spitfire, announced the venues for the team’s highly anticipated homestand matches for the upcoming 2020 season. The Overwatch team will play hosts at two iconic UK venues, SSE Arena, Wembley and a to-be-announced Birmingham location for two weekends of fast-paced action.

London Spitfire will first welcome Paris Eternal and Toronto Defiant at the SSE Arena on March 28th and 29th.… Read the rest

Overwatch Contenders in 2020 Preview

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The Overwatch Contenders program has been vital in the growth of competitive Overwatch talent from all over the world. We’ve seen former Contenders players from regions such as Australia, North America, South America, South Korea, China, and Europe rise into the Overwatch League with incredible success. However, we are always looking to improve.… Read the rest