Overwatch League Grand Finals Will Be Held in Brooklyn: Everything to Know
Talk about a change of scenery.
After spending most of the inaugural Overwatch League season hosting competing teams in the Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles, California, Blizzard announced Wednesday that the Grand Finals would take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The final two teams in the Overwatch League will face off on the weekend of July 27 and 28 at the Barclays Center, the home stadium of the Brooklyn Nets NBA team. The Grand Finals could draw crowds far bigger than the 450-seat Blizzard Arena can hold, so this makes for an exciting alternative. Spectators from around the world will probably converge on New York City to watch this historical event. The team that wins this competition will be the world champions of the first-ever global esports league. Considering that the meteoric rise of esports only seems to be surging more and more, that’ll make this a competition that goes down in history.
Two-day tickets for the Grand Finals go on sale via Ticketmaster.com and BarclaysCenter.com on Friday, May 18, at 10 a.m. Eastern and then in-person at the Barclays Center’s American Express Box Office on Saturday, May 19 starting at 12 p.m. Eastern. Single-day passes are TBD right now.
Official playoffs for the Overwatch League begin on July 11, and they’ll include the top team from each of the two divisions, along with the next four top-ranked teams. Over a series of competitions through July 21, those six teams will face off for the top two spots, and those two teams will compete in Brooklyn for the Grand Finals.
Here’s a look at the current standings for the entire Overwatch League, taken after the end of Stage 3:
Stage 3 ended on May 6 with the fourth and final stage scheduled to run from May 16 to June 17, which will end the regular season before competition picks up again for the playoffs. Whatever the standings are at the end of Stage 4 will determine seeding for playoffs. That means there are 60 matches to go before rankings are finalized, so almost anything could happen, right?