London and Philadelphia advance to first ever Overwatch League Grand Finals in New York

Monday, July 23, 2018 — Hi there,

The Overwatch League’s Grand Finals teams are decided: the London Spitfire and Philadelphia Fusion will play next weekend in front of a sold-out crowd at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Number six-seed Philadelphia swept top-seeded New York Excelsior 2-0 on Saturday night at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles to advance to the Grand Finals. There, they’ll face number five-seed London, who upset the Pacific Division-winning Los Angeles Valiant on Friday night, taking the best-of-three series 2-0.

Following the Philadelphia-New York semifinal, the Overwatch League’s championship trophy—inspired by Reinhardt—was revealed by Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan. The trophy will be presented to the winning team after next week’s Grand Finals.

London and Philadelphia will compete for a $1,400,000 USD prize pool, with the first match scheduled for 1:00 CEST on Saturday, July 28. That match will be live-broadcast on ESPN and will be on Twitch. See the full broadcast schedule for more details on match times.

Overwatch will be free to play on PC during Overwatch League’s Grand Finals week, from Thursday, July 26 through Monday, July 30. Visit TryOverwatch.comfor more information.

Keep up to date with all of the latest Overwatch League news and content on the Overwatch League website, as well as on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and YouTube.

Photos from the Semifinals: http://blizzard.gamespress.com/OWL-Semifinals

 

 

 

 

 

 


Date published: 23/07/18

Written by: Joseph Opoku 

Source: (1) Blizzard for Overwatch [Gamespress press release]

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