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
There’s $275,000 up for grabs in the Summer Showdown regional tournaments and the action kicks off July 3–5. The brackets are loaded up and we can’t wait to see who brings the heat. The San Francisco Shock haven’t lost in over two months but there are tons of amazing matches across the league.… Read the rest
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
Watch the last round of Overwatch League qualifiers LIVE. This is the final weekend for all 20 teams to get the best possible seed for the May Melee regional tournament on May 22nd through May 24th . The better they do, the better chance they have of taking home the championship and up to $40,000 in cash.… Read the rest
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.
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
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
The Overwatch League announced its Week 11 schedule, along with the first unified Hero Pool that coincides with available heroes in the game’s competitive mode.
Widowmaker, McCree, Reinhardt, and Brigitte are ineligible to be played in the Overwatch League as well as competitive Overwatch this week. For more information on recent Hero Pool changes, visit overwatchleague.com
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
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
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
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
By Blizzard Entertainment
We recently shared some high-level details about what next season will look like for the Overwatch League, and today we’re excited to share the 2020 schedule—so you can start planning your weekends, your time off, your vacations, your road trips, and your viewing parties!
With matches in 19 cities around the world, there will be many chances to join us for a match in 2020.
Grand Finals Series Preview: Shock vs. Titans
#3 San Francisco Shock (23-5) vs. #1 Vancouver Titans (25-3)
By Terry Spry – Overwatch League
The two teams vying for the 2019 Overwatch League championship next weekend in Philadelphia have the following players on their rosters: the season’s Most Valuable Player, three other MVP candidates, Rookie of the Year, six Role Stars, five Role Stars honorable mentions, and seven Pacific Division All-Stars.