The conclusion to the first season of the Overwatch League will be happening tonight & tomorrow as the grand finals take place at the Barclays Center in New York City. Moreover, ESPN reports that two of the expansion teams for the second season will be located in China and France, respectively, according to a source speaking with that outlet.
The Overwatch League has had its fair share of ups & downs and the regular season is all but over. The Grand Finals will see the Philadelphia Fusion and London Spitfire duking it out for the top spot which will award a cool million bucks to the winning team (and a not-so-bad $400,000 to second place). They’ll be taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, home of the New York Islanders and New York Nets. Live tickets for the event have been sold out for some time. People will still be able to tune in to various places online and on television.
With the first season coming to a close, the league is working on preparations for what’s to come next year. Six teams are expected to be added to the league over the next month as expansion teams. Franchise fees for these teams are reportedly in the range of $30-90 million. Sources speaking to ESPN have pegged two of the upcoming cities as Paris, France and Guangzhou, China. Two teams apiece are expected to be allotted to the Europe & Middle East regions, Asia Pacific region, and Americas region.
If you’d like to tune in to watch the Overwatch League Grand Finals, you can catch the games at twitch.tv/overwatchleague starting at 7:00PM Eastern. Saturday’s games will begin at 4:00 PM Eastern. Television viewers will be able to tune in live to ESPN & Disney XD for Friday’s matches and ESPN3 and Disney XD for Saturday’s matches.
Have you kept up with the Overwatch League throughout the season? Did you think the two teams who made it to the end would ultimately be duking it out for a $1.4 million prize pool? Who do you think is going to win? Let us know in the comments below!More About This Game