The Overwatch League has just wrapped up Stage 3, but now we know that Brooklyn's Barclays Center will host the grand finals for the first season of the competition from July 27 to 28 this year, following the conclusion of the regular season on July 11.
The grand final itself, between the last two teams, will see the first team to win two best-of-five matches crowned champion, with play starting at 02:00 CEST (01:00 BST) on July 28, continuing the same day at 22:00 CEST with the second and maybe third series. Tickets for the event go on sale on May 18 at 16:00 CEST either through Ticketmaster, the Barclays Center website, or in person, and one-day tickets will go on sale at a later date.
"The Overwatch League Grand Finals will be an epic experience for fans and viewers," said Overwatch League commissioner Nate Nanzer. "We want this to be the pinnacle of esports, and holding it at a world-class venue like Barclays Center, in a global capital like New York, 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."
"We are thrilled to host the inaugural Overwatch League Grand Finals, as we are quickly becoming a marquee destination for global esports leagues," said Brett Yormark, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment. "This past year, the Overwatch League became the breakout league in the sports industry, and we anticipate drawing a dynamic international audience to experience the event live in July."
Do you think Barclays Center is a fitting venue for this grand event?