What could be some-more ideal than relocating a initial championship finals for an esports joining from a Los Angeles home to Brooklyn?
Heading from balmy Burbank, Calif. to a hipster heartland of Brooklyn conjures adult echoes of a famed Dodger authorization pierce (in reverse) while drumming into one of a few other markets in a U.S. that competence opposition LA for esports popularity.
When a Overwatch unchanging deteriorate ends on Sunday, Jun 17th, 6 teams will face off in a league’s initial post-season playoffs. Those games are set to start Jul 11th and will take place in Burbank during a company’s “Blizzard Arena Los Angeles.”
After a playoffs, a final teams will fly to New York to contest for a largest share of a $1.4 million esteem pool and a initial Overwatch League trophy. The games are slated to start Friday, Jul 27th and continue on a 28th.
“The Overwatch League Grand Finals will be an epic knowledge for fans and viewers,” pronounced Overwatch League commissioner Nate Nanzer in a statement. “We wish this to be a apex of esports, and holding it during a world-class venue like Barclays Center, in a tellurian collateral like New York, will assistance us applaud not usually a league’s dual best teams, though a fans, partners, and players who have assimilated us on this implausible journey.”
Overwatch is holding a geographic proceed to a franchises with teams sponsored by cities in a U.S. and vital esports hubs around a universe like London, Shanghai and Seoul.
Eventually a joining is looking to set adult stadiums in locations outward of Burbank. With joining play requiring teams to transport — like a normal sports league.
The pierce to Brooklyn could be a exam of how good a Overwatch knowledge travels and a predecessor to a joining starting to take a uncover on a highway in earnest.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, May 18th, during 10 a.m. EDT, and can be bought on ticketmaster.com and barclayscenter.com, while tickets to a initial dual rounds of the Overwatch League postseason during Blizzard Arena Los Angeles go on sale Thursday, May 10th, during 9 a.m. PDT via AXS.com.