Overwatch League Grand Finals set for July in Brooklyn

11 May, 2018, 00:15 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • Overwatch League Grand Finals to Be Held at New York's Barclays Center

While a change of venue will certainly help separate Overwatch League's championship match from the other matches in the playoffs, you have to believe that Blizzard is slightly hoping that the New York Excelsior will make it to the final match and compete on their home stage.

Given the resources Blizzard has thrown at it, it's no real surprise that Overwatch League has had a rapturously successful first season.

"Barclays Center is in the big event business, and we consider hosting the first-ever Overwatch League championship as no different", reveals Keith Sheldon, the executive vice president of programming for Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment.

Regular season play finishes on 18 June, with postseason playoff action kicking off between six teams from 12 July. Once that's done, the Grand Final will move to the Barclays Center, where the top two teams will battle it out in a grand final on July 27th.

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Those teams square off from July 11 through July 21 to determine the final two appearing in Brooklyn. The second series will begin on Saturday, July 28 at 4PM ET, with a tiebreaker played on that same day, if necessary. The Excelsior are now the top overall team in Overwatch League and have already won the Stage Two and Stage Three playoffs (they also competed for the Stage One championship). With the Barclays Center boasting a maximum attendee capacity of 19,000, the Grand Finals are all but guaranteed to eclipse the Overwatch World Cup as the most attended Overwatch eSports event.

Tickets for the playoffs can be picked up at AXS.com, and tickets for the Grand Finals in New York City can be grabbed at ticketmaster.com, barclayscenter.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Overwatch League commissioner Nat Nanzer describes the Grand Finals as an "epic experience for fans and viewers" and having the event at Barclays Center will "help us celebrate not only the league's two best teams, but the fans, partners, and players who have joined us on this incredible journey". One-day tickets will be available at a later date.

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