Overwatch League Final to be Held this Weekend, Featuring London Spitfire and Philadelphia Fusion

This weekend the inaugural season of Overwatch League comes to an end. In the playoffs grand finals London Spitfire will compete with Philadelphia Fusion, the winner will get $1,000,000 in prize money.

The playoffs stage of Overwatch League Season 1 has started on July 11th. The line-up consists of six teams – New York Excelsior and Log Angeles Valiant were invited to the event as champions of the Atlantic and Pacific divisions respectively and started the competition from the semifinals, while the other four participants – Boston Uprising, Los Angeles Gladiators, London Spitfire and Philadelphia Fusion – advanced from the regular season and had to play in the quarterfinals. Each series is a best-of-three matches, each match is a best-of-five maps. The quarterfinals and semifinals were played at Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles, while the grand final will be held at Barclays Center in New York – a home arena of Brooklyn Nets of the NBA and New York Islanders of the NHL, which capacity exceeds 15,000 – the tickets were sold out in two weeks. The bracket looks as follows:

The first match of the final will be played on July 28th, the second match and possibly the third one will be played on July 29th. The schedule and map pool can be seen below (UK Time):

Match 1 – 03:00 AM, July 27

Map Pool:

  • Dorado (Escort)
  • Oasis (Control)
  • Eichenwalde (Hybrid)
  • Volskaya Industries (Assault)
  • Junkertown (Escort)
Match 2 – 12:00 AM, July 28

Map Pool:

  • Junkertown (Escort)
  • Lijiang Tower (Control)
  • King’s Row (Hybrid)
  • Hanamura (Assault)
  • Dorado (Escort)
Match 3 (if needed) –July 28

The official English stream can be found either at Twitch or at MLG.

Intermediary Results:

Place $ USD Team
1st $1,000,000 TBD
2nd $400,000 TBD
3rd-4th $100,000 Los Angeles Valiant, New York Excelsior
5th-6th $50,000 Boston Uprising, Los Angeles Gladiators