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The Overwatch League will be a professional Overwatch eSports league expected to start in 2017. The league was announced during BlizzCon 2016. The regular season last 12 weeks and will end with a playoffs to decide the champions of the Overwatch League.

From August 1 to October 30, there was an official player signing window during which teams signed players to contracts. Top players have already been identified through a scouting report. Future seasons will not use this system. Players must be at least 18 years old to participate in the league.[1]

All matches in Season 1 will be played at an arena in Los Angeles while other locations prepare their venues. The total bonuses available for teams in Season 1 will amount to USD $3.5 million, with a minimum USD $1 million awarded to the Season 1 champion.

The preseason begins on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles with a series of exhibition matches. The inaugural season proper kicks off on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 and will continue into June, followed by championship playoffs and finals in July.

TeamsEdit

Team name City Owner Division
OWLicon spitfire London Spitfire Fl uk London Cloud9 Atlantic
OWLicon uprising Boston Uprising Fl usa Boston The Kraft Group Atlantic
OWLicon excelsior New York Excelsior Fl usa New York City Sterling.VC Atlantic
OWLicon fusion Philadelphia Fusion Fl usa Philadelphia Comcast Spectacor Atlantic
OWLicon mayhem Florida Mayhem Fl usa Miami Misfits Gaming Atlantic
OWLicon outlaws Houston Outlaws Fl usa Houston OpTic Gaming Atlantic
OWLicon fuel Dallas Fuel Fl usa Dallas Team Envy Pacific
OWLicon valiant Los Angeles Valiant Fl usa Los Angeles Immortals Pacific
OWLicon gladiators Los Angeles Gladiators Fl usa Los Angeles Kroenke Sports & Entertainment Pacific
OWLicon shock San Francisco Shock Fl usa San Francisco NRG Esports Pacific
OWLicon dragons Shanghai Dragons Fl china Shanghai NetEase Pacific
OWLicon dynasty Seoul Dynasty Fl southkorea Seoul KSV eSports Pacific

Each team represents a major city and may have between 6 and 12 players. Every year, each team may host up to five amateur events in their home territory.

In-game itemsEdit

Players will be able to support their favorite teams with a number of in-game items.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Age requirement
Overwatch League
Teams Boston UprisingDallas FuelFlorida MayhemHouston OutlawsLondon SpitfireLos Angeles GladiatorsLos Angeles ValiantNew York ExcelsiorPhiladelphia FusionSan Francisco ShockSeoul DynastyShanghai Dragons