Overwatch League Grand Finals to be held at Barclays Center
We can already hear the chants and feel the excitement as the Overwatch League’s regular season comes to an end. The post-season is almost upon us.
Today, the League has just released details surrounding the upcoming Grand Finals of their inaugural season which will notably determine the champions of the world’s first global city-based esports league. No big deal. Among other things, it’s now been confirmed that the finals will be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, over July 27–28, 2018.
The road to glory
First things first, the Overwatch League regular season will end on Sunday, June 17. This will mark the beginning of a postseason which will begin with a field of six teams on Wednesday, July 11, at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles in Burbank, California. After the playoffs come to an end, our two finalists will battle it out in New York at the home arena of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets. What’s on the line? The finalists will be battling for a share of the $1.4 million USD prize pool as well as the historical Overwatch League trophy. The stakes are impressive.
The Grand Finals will also feature on-site fan experiences at the Barclays Center, culminating in the finals matches. The winning team must take two best-of-five series to claim the trophy. The finals matches begin Saturday, July 28, at 02:00 CEST and continues the same day at 22:00 CEST with the remaining series. However much time the finalists need, the crowd will happily oblige.
Nate Nanzer, commissioner for the Overwatch League, had this to say about the grand finals: “[It] will be an epic experience [which aims to be] the pinnacle of esports”. Having the opportunity to hold the finals at the Barclays Center, he continued, “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”.
How to attend
If you’re an Overwatch fan itching to take part in this historic show-down, here is what you need to do. Tickets to the two-day event go on sale on Friday, May 18, at 16:00 CEST. These tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways.
Online: Through onlineticketmaster.com and barclayscenter.com
Phone: By calling +1 800-745-3000.
In person: Tickets can be purchased in person at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Saturday, May 19, at 12 p.m. EDT. Blizzard has also hinted at one-day tickets which would go on sale at a later date, subject to availability.
If you’re hoping to catch the first two rounds of the postseason at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, tickets go on sale Thursday, May 10, at 18:00 CEST via AXS.com.If all else fails, you can also visit www.overwatchleague.com/#signup to receive additional information on ticketing.
Do you have a favored team in the Overwatch League? Who do you think will receive the honor of being the 2018 champions?
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