London Spitfire Becomes a Winner of the Inaugural Season of Overwatch League
In the grand final of Overwatch League London Spitfire defeated Philadelphia Fusion with a score of 2-0, receiving $1,000,000 in prize money.
To reach the grand finals, London Spitfire defeated Los Angeles Gladiatiors in the quarterfinals (2-1) and Los Angeles Valiant in the semifinals (2-0), while Philadelphia Fusion managed to outplay Boston Uprising (2-1) and New York Excelsior (2-0). In the grand finals London Spitfire lost only first map, but later won six in a row, securing $1,000,000 in prize money and the title of first-ever champions of Overwatch League.
The playoffs stage of the first season of Overwatch League was held on July 11-28. The quarterfinals and semifinals were played in Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles, while the grand finals took place at Barclays Center in New York City. The playoffs featured six teams competing in a single-elimination bracket with best-of-two series. The prize pool was set at $1,700,000 USD.
Overwatch League Season 1 Playoffs Results:
|3rd-4th||$100,000||Los Angeles Valiant, New York Excelsior|
|5th-6th||$50,000||Boston Uprising, Los Angeles Gladiators|