The inaugural season of the Overwatch league is gearing up for a massive splash in the e-sports world, and we couldn’t be more excited! Set to be “the next big thing in E-Sports,” the Overwatch league will pit 12 teams from around the globe in high-stakes competitive Overwatch matches for a shot at a grand prize of $1 million and to become the first World Champions of the Overwatch League.
Set from January to June, fans can tune into the official live stream to cheer on their favorite teams as they fight for victory! Split into two divisions (Atlantic and Pacific), the teams who make the top four in their respective division will make their way to the Postseason where they will duke it out in the Finals! Teams from places like New York, Dallas, London, Shanghai, and Seoul will all have players ready to bring home the gold!
Blizzard is committed to making the Overwatch League not only fun and exciting for everyone watching along at home but also by pushing the League to become the next significant “E-Sports” phenomenon, thanks to the millions of Overwatch fans and players! Fans at home can get in on all the action by watching the official live stream of games, cheering their favorite teams on through social media and by decking their favorite hero out in their favorite team’s skin!
Overwatch League Viewing Details:
What: Overwatch League Week 1
When: January 10th – 13th 2018
Where: Blizzard Arena, Anaheim, CA
Watch Live: Overwatch League Website
Blizzard has remained committed to making the Overwatch League and will be streaming each match of the entire season live and for free on the Overwatch League website. No login information or payment required!
Overwatch League Teams:
The Overwatch League will be full of teams from all over the globe, with nine of the teams coming from the United States and the remaining three from the UK, China, and South Korea. Split into two divisions these twelve teams will duke it out until June for a spot in the finals and a chance to win the Grand Prize.
New York Excelsior
Los Angeles Gladiators
Los Angeles Valliant
San Francisco Shock
Judging by the preseason games that took place back in December 2017, we’ll have our eyes on the insane Seoul Dynasty team who did not take a loss the entire Preseason and our hometown team with the New York Excelsior who played phenomenal games despite losing one match (to Seoul Dynasty).
Overwatch League Week 1 Schedule:
Wednesday, January 10th:
San Francisco Shock vs Los Angeles Valiant – 7:00 PM
Shanghai Dragons vs Los Angeles Gladiators – 9:00 PM
Dallas Fuel vs Seoul Dynasty – 11:00 PM (EST)
Thursday, January 11th:
London Spitfire vs Florida Mayhem – 5:00 PM
Philadelphia Fusion vs Houston Outlaws – 7:00 PM
Boston Uprising vs New York Excelsior – 9:00 PM
Friday, January 12:
Los Angeles Valiant vs Dallas Fuel – 7:00 PM
Florida Mayhem vs Boston Uprising – 9:00 PM
San Francisco Shock vs Shanghai Dragons – 11:00 PM
Saturday, January 13:
London Spitfire vs Philadelphia Fusion – 2:00 PM
New York Excelsior vs Houston Outlaws – 4:00 PM
Seoul Dynasty vs Los Angeles Gladiators – 6:00 PM