London Spitfire to Bring Overwatch League to the Capital

London Spitfire is pleased to share the first details of the 2020 Overwatch League season and that the team will be bringing electrifying Overwatch League matches home to London as part of the new home and away format. These homestand series will look and operate in a similar capacity to the Dallas and Atlanta homestands that took place earlier this season and the upcoming LA Valiant event in August.… Read the rest

Overwatch League Trading Cards Are Available

Upper Deck announced the global release of Overwatch League™ trading cards, the first-ever esports league-licensed trading card product. The new trading card set is available for purchase via Upper Deck e-Pack™, the patent-pending platform that allows fans to purchase and open packs of trading cards at any time, from anywhere in the world, using a mobile device or computer.… Read the rest

Overwatch Contenders, What’s New in 2019

Blizzard Entertainment

Last year, Overwatch Contenders expanded into a global tournament series that provided an official pathway for becoming a professional Overwatch player. There is no better place for aspiring pro players to show off their skills—the program now has produced approximately 90 players who have been picked up by teams in the Overwatch League—and we’re not done.… Read the rest

Overwatch League to Kick Off 2019 Season with Eight New Teams

The Overwatch League™ returns to action for the official start of the 2019 season. This season, 20 teams will compete for the league championship and a share of the US $5 million prize pool. The world’s first major global esports league with city-based teams will be even more fan-friendly, with more ways to watch via enhanced viewing technology through the Twitch All-Access Pass program, expanded broadcast and digital distribution, and a brand-new online shop loaded with team and player merchandise.… Read the rest

Sentinels Sign Overwatch Player and Streamer xQc

The Sentinels are excited to announce the signing of Félix “xQc” Lengyel to the organization. The variety streamer will also be playing as a substitute for the Gladiators Legion in Overwatch Contenders. According to today’s Twitch metrics, xQc has been the 5th most popular individual on streaming platform Twitch for the last 30 days with 4.4 million viewer hours, even surpassing pop culture icon Ninja; he also surpassed the official ESL CS:GO channel.… Read the rest

Overwatch Contenders in 2019

Blizzard Entertainment

Last year, Overwatch Contenders expanded into a global tournament series that provided an official pathway for becoming a professional Overwatch player. There is no better place for aspiring pro players to show off their skills—the program now has produced approximately 90 players who have been picked up by teams in the Overwatch League—and we’re not done.… Read the rest

Overwatch League 2019 Team Preview: Vancouver Titans

By Blizzard Entertainment

Vancouver Titans

Joined Overwatch League: September 2018

Division: Pacific

Meet the Titans

We asked analyst Harsha Bandi and Chief Operating Officer Trent Carroll to tell us more about the team:

What makes your team stand out from other sports/esports teams in your market?

We are most excited about the chemistry and history that players on our team have developed having played, for the most part, together as RunAway.… Read the rest

Overwatch League 2019 Team Preview: Shanghai Dragons

By Blizzard Entertainment

Shanghai Dragons

Joined Overwatch League: July 2017

Division: Pacific

2018 Recap

The Dragons started the Overwatch League with a full Chinese roster, but went winless during Stage 1, reaching the decisive fifth map in just two of their matches. The team continued to struggle in Stage 2, again going 0-10 and suffering eight sweeps at the hands of their opponents.… Read the rest

2019 Overwatch League All-Access Pass on Twitch

By Blizzard Entertainment

The best way to experience the 2019 Overwatch League season is with the Overwatch League All-Access Pass on Twitch. This year, All-Access members can customize their match-viewing experience with a slew of viewing options, represent their favorite players with gear and skins, and engage more directly with Overwatch League players and the fan community—all for just US $14.99, less than half the cost of last year’s pass.… Read the rest

Overwatch League 2019 Team Preview: Seoul Dynasty

By Blizzard Entertainment

Seoul Dynasty

Joined Overwatch League: July 2017

Division: Pacific

2018 Recap

The Dynasty started the inaugural Overwatch League season with plenty of experts picking them to win the league championship based on the strength of the team’s roster. Seoul got off to a good start in Stage 1, putting together a 7-3 record, but the team failed to qualify for the Stage Playoffs due to map differential.… Read the rest

Overwatch League 2019 Team Preview: San Francisco Shock

By Blizzard Entertainment

San Francisco Shock

Joined Overwatch League: July 2017

Division: Pacific

2018 Recap

The Shock fielded one the youngest rosters in the Overwatch League in 2018, with several of their best players only becoming age-eligible in the middle of the season. As a result, the Shock finished the first half of the season with identical 3-7 records in Stages 1 and 2, putting them near the bottom of the standings.… Read the rest

Overwatch League 2019 Team Preview: Los Angeles Valiant

By Blizzard Entertainment

LOS ANGELES VALIANT

Joined Overwatch League: August 2017

Division: Pacific

2018 RECAP

Stocked with an experienced roster, the Valiant got off to a good start behind a 7-3 Stage 1 record and just narrowly missed making the Stage Playoffs. The Valiant then tumbled down the standings during Stage 2 with a 4-6 mark and, recognizing the need for change, traded Benjamin “Unkoe” Chevasson to Dallas for Scott “Custa” Kennedy.… Read the rest

Overwatch League 2019 Team Preview: Hangzhou Spark

By Blizzard Entertainment

Hangzhou Spark

Joined Overwatch League: September 2018

Division: Pacific

Meet the Spark

We asked the team to tell us more about their strategy and plans:

What makes your team stand out from other sports/esports teams in your market?

The Hangzhou Spark is affiliated with bilibili Esports Company, which operates a wide range of business endeavors including professional esports clubs, artist management, and tournament venues.… Read the rest

Overwatch League 2019 Team Preview: Washington Justice

By Blizzard Entertainment

Washington Justice

Joined Overwatch League: September 2018

Division: Atlantic

Meet the Justice

We asked general manager Kate Mitchell to tell us more about the team:

What makes your team stand out from other sports/esports teams in your market? 

Justice is a universal value, and we hope to unite and inspire fans not only from the DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas, but from around the globe as well.… Read the rest