The Overwatch League is streamlining the schedule for Stage 2 of their inaugural season according to a news post on the league’s official website.

Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer had tweeted about the Stage 1 Finals taking place on Saturday evening, making for a total of five series played in a row throughout the entire day:

Just a few days later, it seems that the people behind the league have followed through on this statement put out by Mr. Nanzer. Stage Finals will be moved to Sundays beginning at 4:00 PM Eastern Time. Live attendees tend to purchase their tickets in advance, and anyone who has already secured tickets for the Saturday when Stage 2 Finals were supposed to take place will be able to get free tickets for the finals on the following day. Of course, they’ll still be able to attend on Saturday and see the last three series of Stage 2. The Stage 2 Finals are scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 25, 2018.

The regular matches will be shifting times a bit as well. In Stage 1, the original schedule had weekday matches (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) starting at different times. Wednesday & Friday matches started at 7:00 PM Eastern Time, and Thursday matches started at 5:00 PM Eastern. Saturday matches kicked off at 2:00 PM Eastern. That will be changed going forward to be more consistent. Matches on Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday will now begin at 7:00 PM Eastern across the board and Saturday matches will begin at 4:00 PM Eastern. Here are all the changes in a convenient table:

Day / Event

Old Schedule

New Schedule

Wednesday Matches 7:00 PM Eastern Time 7:00 PM Eastern Time
Thursday Matches 5:00 PM Eastern Time 7:00 PM Eastern Time
Friday Matches 7:00 PM Eastern Time 7:00 PM Eastern Time
Saturday Matches 2:00 PM Eastern Time 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Stage Finals Saturday Sunday


If you’d like to see some Overwatch played at the highest level in person, you can get tickets for Stage 2 here. You can check out the schedule for upcoming matches over at the league’s website. Stage 1 concluded last weekend, with one of the 12 teams taking home $100,000 as the winners after a grueling series of matches.

What do you think of the changes to the Overwatch League schedule? Do these new times work out better for you? Let us know in the comments below!

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