Viewing Guide For The OWL’s Playoffs And Finals
Posted 25th July 2018 By: Derpina    149 Views
Esports News – The Overwatch League (OWL) is the first major tournament conducted by Blizzard Entertainment. Its pre-season and regular season have determined the leading regions ready to take the title for themselves, but the playoffs leading to the OWL Grand Finals will only crown one. Taking this track on board, know how to watch and stream the first championship.
Playoffs and Finals
The remaining teams standing in the tournament will fight for a piece of the $1M prize pool, as well as the chance to be the top Overwatch team in the world for a span of one year—and another if the champion can win back the title next year. In the meantime, six teams will follow the playoff bracket to compete for the OWL Grand Finals at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The two teams left standing at the end of the tournament face each other in a best-of-three series.
Competing in the playoffs are the bottom-ranked teams that surprisingly made it to the next round. 6th placer Philadelphia Fusion (24-16) and ninth placer London Spitfire (24-16) are the underdog-turned-favorites that upset the competition. They head to a trans-Atlantic Grand Finals matchup for the final battle. This season saw Fusion win three out of 5 matchups compared to Spitfire, but both are heavy favorites.
The matchup battle begins on Friday, July 27th at 7 p.m ET. But the remaining matches for other teams takes place on Saturday, July 28 at 4:30 p.m ET. The broadcast schedule for television viewers is as follows:
- Friday, July 27, 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT): ESPN and Disney XD
- Saturday, July 28, at 4:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. PT): ESPN3 and Disney XD
For live streamers and cord-cutters, the matches can be viewed on Twitch, OverwatchLeague.com, Overwatch League app, MLG.com, and MLG app. Twitch viewers with Battle.net accounts are entitled to earn exclusive sprays based on their viewing hours and schedule. The prizes are as follows:
- Watch 1.5 total hours on Friday, July 27 to unlock Match’s On!
- Watch 3 total hours on Friday, July 27 to unlock Watchparty: Gibraltar.
- Watch 1.5 total hours on Saturday, July 28 to unlock #1 Fan.
- Watch 3 total hours on Saturday, July 28 to unlock Living Room.