Overwatch League - Inaugural Season

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[e][h]Overwatch League - Inaugural Season
League Information
Series:
Overwatch League OWL
Game Version:
Type:
Offline
Location:
USA Los Angeles
Venue:
Blizzard Arena Los Angeles
Format:
Regular Season
Playoffs
Prize pool:
$1,800,000 USD
Start Date:
2018-01-10
End Date:
2018-06-16
Number of Teams:
12
Liquipedia Tier:
Links

Information[edit]

Format[edit]

  • Regular Season - January 10th - June 16th, 2018
    • Matches in the Atlantic and Pacific Divisions will play out live from the Blizzard Arena each Wednesday through Saturday. Though the season is divided into four stages, wins and losses will count towards teams' full-season records and all-important seeding for the postseason. On the last Saturday of each stage, the top teams will compete for hefty bonuses and the title of stage winner.
      • Stage 1 - January 10th - February 10th, 2018 [1]
      • Stage 2 - February 21st - March 24th, 2018
      • Stage 3 - April 4th - May 5th, 2018
      • Stage 4 - May 16th - June 16th, 2018
    • All matches in the Regular Season will consist of four-map sets
    • Each Stage of the Regular Season will have its own 8 map pool.
  • The top team in each Division, and the next top 4 finishers from the entire league, advance to the Championship Playoffs in July
    • The top seed from each Division will receive a first-round bye.

Transfer Window[edit]

The Transfer Window is defined as the period of time in which Teams can complete trades involving other Teams and/or sign new Players. The Transfer Window is the only time in which these changes can occur following October 30th, 2017.

  • The Free Agent Signing Period will open on January 22nd, 2018.
  • The Trade Window will open on February 11th, 2018.
  • Newly acquired players may be added to a team’s active roster beginning February 21st, 2018, the first day of Stage 2.
  • The Transfer Window closes on April 3rd, 2018, and rosters will lock for the remainder of the season and playoffs.[2]

Broadcast Talent[edit]

English Broadcast[edit]

  • Stage Host:
  • Interviewer:
    • Switzerland Soe (Salome Soe Gschwind-Penski)

Chinese Broadcast[edit]

  • Commentators:

French Broadcast[edit]

Korean Broadcast[edit]

See all streaming links here

Season Results[edit]

A prize pool of $1,300,000 is split amongst the teams as seen below.

In addition, 4 Stage Title matches are played for a total of $500,000.

News[edit]

Roster Moves[edit]

Roster Moves
Stage 2
Date
Player
Old
New
2018-02-21
2018-02-20
2018-02-19

(Head coach)

(Head coach)
2018-02-19

(Head coach)
None
2018-02-16
2018-02-14
None
2018-02-14
2018-02-14
2018-02-13
2018-02-13
None
2018-02-12

(Coach)

(Coach)
2018-02-12
None

(Coach)
2018-02-01
None
Stage 1
Date
Player
Old
New
2018-01-05
None

(Coach)
2018-01-05

(Coach)
None

Inaugural Season Participants[edit]

Atlantic Division[edit]

Boston Uprising
DPSSouth Korea Striker DPSRussia Mistakes 
DPSUSA DreamKazper FlexSouth Korea Kalios 
FlexCanada NotE TankSouth Korea Gamsu 
SupportEthiopia Snow SupportDenmark Kellex 
SupportSouth Korea Neko SupportUSA Avast 
CSouth Korea Crusty  USA Shake  French Polynesia Mini     
Florida Mayhem4,6,8
DPSSweden TviQ DPSBelgium Logix 
DPSSouth Korea Sayaplayer FlexSweden Manneten 
FlexFinland zappis TankSouth Korea aWesomeGuy 
TankSweden CWoosH SupportSweden Zebbosai 
SupportFinland Zuppeh     
CSweden Mineral  South Korea r2der         
Houston Outlaws10
DPSUSA Clockwork DPSFinland LiNkzr 
DPSUSA JAKE DPSSweden Mendokusaii 
FlexUSA coolmatt FlexBelgium SPREE 
TankUSA Muma TankUSA FCTFCTN 
SupportUSA Boink SupportCanada Bani 
SupportUSA Rawkus     
CSouth Korea TaiRong  USA MESR  South Korea HyunWoo     
London Spitfire12,13
DPSSouth Korea birdring DPSSouth Korea Profit 
DPSSouth Korea Hooreg FlexSouth Korea Fury 
FlexSouth Korea WooHyaL TankSouth Korea Gesture 
SupportSouth Korea HaGoPeun SupportSouth Korea Closer 
SupportSouth Korea Bdosin SupportSouth Korea NUS 
CSouth Korea Bishop  South Korea changgoon  South Korea Jfeel     
New York Excelsior
DPSSouth Korea Saebyeolbe DPSSouth Korea Libero 
FlexSouth Korea Pine FlexSouth Korea MekO 
TankSouth Korea Janus TankSouth Korea Mano 
SupportSouth Korea ArK SupportSouth Korea JJoNak 
CSouth Korea Pavane  South Korea WizardHyeong         
Philadelphia Fusion1
DPSSouth Korea Carpe DPSRussia ShaDowBurn 
DPSIsrael Eqo FlexSweden snillo 
FlexSouth Korea HOTBA FlexFrance Poko 
TankSouth Korea SADO TankFinland Fragi 
SupportUnited Kingdom Boombox SupportSouth Korea Dayfly 
SupportSpain neptuNo SupportCanada Joemeister 
CFrance Kirby  South Korea NamedHwi  United Kingdom Hayes     

Pacific Division[edit]

Dallas Fuel3,7,13
DPSSouth Korea Rascal DPSUSA Seagull 
DPSFinland Taimou DPSSouth Korea EFFECT 
DPSFrance aKm FlexThailand Mickie 
TankSweden cocco TankCanada xQc 
SupportSweden chipshajen SupportSpain HarryHook 
SupportAustralia Custa     
CUSA KyKy  South Korea Violet  Sweden Peak     
Los Angeles Gladiators12
DPSCanada Surefour DPSSouth Korea Asher 
DPSBrazil Hydration FlexSouth Korea Bischu 
TankPuerto Rico iRemiix TankSouth Korea Fissure 
SupportFinland Shaz SupportFinland BigGoose 
CUSA Dpei  USA Tim         
Los Angeles Valiant2
DPSCanada Agilities DPSUSA GrimReality 
DPSUSA silkthread DPSFrance SoOn 
FlexUSA SPACE FlexSouth Korea envy 
TankSouth Korea Fate TankUnited Kingdom numlocked 
SupportSouth Korea KariV SupportCanada Verbo 
SupportFrance uNKOE     
CSouth Korea MBC  France daemoN  Australia Gunba     
San Francisco Shock5
DPSSweden iddqd DPSUSA Danteh 
DPSUSA sinatraa DPSUSA babybay 
DPSSweden Nevix FlexUSA super 
TankMexico nomy SupportSpain dhaK 
SupportUSA sleepy     
CUSA Brad  USA LegitRc  USA Junkbuck     
Seoul Dynasty
DPSSouth Korea Bunny DPSSouth Korea Fleta 
DPSSouth Korea Munchkin DPSSouth Korea Wekeed 
FlexSouth Korea xepheR FlexSouth Korea zunba 
TankSouth Korea Miro TankSouth Korea KuKi 
SupportSouth Korea tobi SupportSouth Korea ryujehong 
SupportSouth Korea Gido     
CSouth Korea alwaysoov   Hocury   nuGget     
Shanghai Dragons9
DPSChina Undead DPSChina Diya 
DPSSouth Korea Ado FlexChina MG 
FlexChina Xushu FlexSouth Korea Geguri 
TankChina Roshan TankSouth Korea Fearless 
SupportChina Altering SupportChina Freefeel 
SupportChina Fiveking SupportChina Sky 
CChina U4  China RUI  South Korea Kong     
1 Nov 29th, 2017 - South Korea Tank SADO from the Philadelphia Fusion is suspended for the first 30 matches of the regular season for account boosting.[3]
2 Jan 5th - LA Valiant change their coaching staff. South Korea Ookz leaves the team. France daemoN and Australia Gunba join the coaching staff.[4]
3 Jan 20th - Dallas Fuel and Overwatch League suspend Canada Tank xQc from playing in the Overwatch League for the rest of Stage 1.[5][6]
4 Feb 1st - Florida Mayhem sign Finland Flex zappis. He can begin playing during Stage 2.[7]
5 Feb 12th - San Francisco Shock sign USA Junkbuck to their coaching staff.[8]
6 Feb 12th - Florida Mayhem sign South Korea r2der to their coaching staff.[9]
7 Feb 13th - Dallas Fuel sign France DPS aKm.[10]
8 Feb 13th - Florida Mayhem sign South Korea DPS Sayaplayer and South Korea Tank aWesomeGuy.[11]
9 Feb 14th - Shanghai Dragons sign South Korea Tank Fearless, South Korea Flex Geguri, South Korea DPS Ado and China Support Sky.[12]
10 Feb 16th - Houston Outlaws sign USA Tank FCTFCTN.[13]
11 Feb 19th - Los Angeles Valiant release Head Coach United Kingdom Cuddles and bring on new Head Coach South Korea MBC.[14]
12 Feb 20th - London Spitfire transfer South Korea Tank Fissure to the Los Angeles Gladiators.[15]
13 Feb 21th - London Spitfire transfer South Korea DPS Rascal to the Dallas Fuel.[16]

Results[edit]

Total Season Divisional Standings[edit]

Atlantic Division
. New York Excelsior 9-1 31-2-10 +21
. Houston Outlaws 7-3 30-0-13 +17
. London Spitfire 7-3 29-0-14 +15
. Boston Uprising 6-4 27-0-17 +10
. Philadelphia Fusion 6-4 20-1-24 -4
. Florida Mayhem 1-9 9-1-31 -22


Pacific Division
. Seoul Dynasty 8-3 29-2-16 +13
. Los Angeles Valiant 7-4 26-3-17 +9
. Los Angeles Gladiators 5-6 20-0-26 -6
. Dallas Fuel 4-7 17-3-26 -9
. San Francisco Shock 3-8 16-2-28 -12
. Shanghai Dragons 0-11 7-0-39 -32

Total Season League Standings[edit]

League Standings
. ATL New York Excelsior 9-1 31-2-10 +21
. PAC Seoul Dynasty 8-3 29-2-16 +13
. ATL Houston Outlaws 7-3 30-0-13 +17
. ATL London Spitfire 7-3 29-0-14 +15
. PAC Los Angeles Valiant 7-4 26-3-17 +9
. ATL Boston Uprising 6-4 27-0-17 +10
. ATL Philadelphia Fusion 6-4 20-1-24 -4
. PAC Los Angeles Gladiators 5-6 20-0-26 -6
. PAC Dallas Fuel 4-7 17-3-26 -9
. PAC San Francisco Shock 3-8 16-2-28 -12
. ATL Florida Mayhem 1-9 9-1-31 -22
. PAC Shanghai Dragons 0-11 7-0-39 -32

Stage Results[edit]

Stage 1[edit]

Stage 1 Standings
1. ATL New York Excelsior 9-1 31-2-10 +21
2. ATL Houston Outlaws 7-3 30-0-13 +17
3. ATL London Spitfire 7-3 29-0-14 +15
4. PAC Los Angeles Valiant 7-3 26-3-13 +13
5. PAC Seoul Dynasty 7-3 25-2-16 +9
6. ATL Boston Uprising 6-4 27-0-17 +10
7. ATL Philadelphia Fusion 6-4 20-1-24 -4
8. PAC Los Angeles Gladiators 4-6 16-0-26 -10
9. PAC San Francisco Shock 3-7 16-2-24 -8
10. PAC Dallas Fuel 3-7 14-3-25 -11
11. ATL Florida Mayhem 1-9 9-1-31 -22
12. PAC Shanghai Dragons 0-10 6-0-36 -30
See all Stage 1 match results here


Title Matches[edit]
Semifinal
Houston Outlaws
1
February 10, 2018 - 17:30 PST
2 
 
 1
 
0 
 
 2
 
0 
 
 2
 
0 
 
 1
 
 
 
 
 
MVP: Profit
London Spitfire
3
Grand Final
New York Excelsior
2
February 10, 2018 - 20:00 PST
4 
 
 3
 
2 
 
 0
 
0 
 
 1
 
1 
 
 2
 
MVP: birdring
London Spitfire
3

Stage 2[edit]

Stage 2 Standings
. PAC Seoul Dynasty 1-0 4-0-0 +4
. PAC Los Angeles Gladiators 1-0 4-0-0 +4
. PAC Dallas Fuel 1-0 3-0-1 +2
. ATL Boston Uprising 0-0 0-0-0 0
. ATL Florida Mayhem 0-0 0-0-0 0
. ATL Houston Outlaws 0-0 0-0-0 0
. ATL London Spitfire 0-0 0-0-0 0
. ATL New York Excelsior 0-0 0-0-0 0
. ATL Philadelphia Fusion 0-0 0-0-0 0
. PAC Shanghai Dragons 0-1 1-0-3 -2
. PAC San Francisco Shock 0-1 0-0-4 -4
. PAC Los Angeles Valiant 0-1 0-0-4 -4
See all Stage 2 match results here


Title Matches[edit]
Semifinal
 
TBD
TBD
March 25, 2018 - 13:00 PDT
 
Grand Final
 
TBD
TBD
March 25, 2018 - 15:00 PDT
 

Stage 3[edit]

Stage 3 Standings
. ATL Boston Uprising 0-0 0-0-0 0
. PAC Dallas Fuel 0-0 0-0-0 0
. ATL Florida Mayhem 0-0 0-0-0 0
. ATL Houston Outlaws 0-0 0-0-0 0
. ATL London Spitfire 0-0 0-0-0 0
. PAC Los Angeles Gladiators 0-0 0-0-0 0
. PAC Los Angeles Valiant 0-0 0-0-0 0
. ATL New York Excelsior 0-0 0-0-0 0
. ATL Philadelphia Fusion 0-0 0-0-0 0
. PAC San Francisco Shock 0-0 0-0-0 0
. PAC Seoul Dynasty 0-0 0-0-0 0
. PAC Shanghai Dragons 0-0 0-0-0 0
See all Stage 3 match results here


Title Matches[edit]
Semifinal
 
TBD
TBD
May 5, 2018 - 17:00 PDT
 
Grand Final
 
TBD
TBD
May 5, 2018 - 19:00 PDT
 

Stage 4[edit]

Stage 4 Standings
. ATL Boston Uprising 0-0 0-0-0 0
. PAC Dallas Fuel 0-0 0-0-0 0
. ATL Florida Mayhem 0-0 0-0-0 0
. ATL Houston Outlaws 0-0 0-0-0 0
. ATL London Spitfire 0-0 0-0-0 0
. PAC Los Angeles Gladiators 0-0 0-0-0 0
. PAC Los Angeles Valiant 0-0 0-0-0 0
. ATL New York Excelsior 0-0 0-0-0 0
. ATL Philadelphia Fusion 0-0 0-0-0 0
. PAC San Francisco Shock 0-0 0-0-0 0
. PAC Seoul Dynasty 0-0 0-0-0 0
. PAC Shanghai Dragons 0-0 0-0-0 0
See all Stage 4 match results here


Title Matches[edit]
Semifinal
 
TBD
TBD
June 16, 2018 - 17:00 PDT
 
Grand Final
 
TBD
TBD
June 16, 2018 - 19:00 PDT
 


Additional Information[edit]

Streams[edit]

Language EngSpeaking China France South Korea Taiwan
Stream

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Blizzard Entertainment (2017-12-11). "Stage 1 Tickets on Sale Now".
  2. Emerald Gao (2018-01-26). "RELOADING ROSTERS".
  3. Overwatch League (2017-11-29). "SADO SUSPENSION ISSUED".
  4. Los Angeles Valiant (2018-01-05). "Los Angeles Valiant Announce Full Coaching Roster".
  5. Overwatch League (2017-01-20). "xQc Suspended and Fined".
  6. Dallas Fuel (2018-01-20). "Before our match begins, we would like to issue this statement regarding Overwatch League's decision to suspend xQc".
  7. Florida Mayhem (2018-02-01). "#BringTheMayhem with Zappis".
  8. San Francisco Shock (2018-02-12). "Please help us in welcoming former Toronto esports coach @JunkBuckOW to the SF Shock coaching staff!".
  9. Florida Mayhem (2018-02-12). "Florida Mayhem Welcomes Hyun-Jin “r2der” Choi to Its Coaching Staff".
  10. Dallas Fuel (2018-02-13). "Let's add another flag to the mix. Please join us in welcoming Dylan "aKm" Bignet 🇫🇷 to Dallas Fuel".
  11. Florida Mayhem (2018-02-13). "Welcome Sayaplayer and aWesomeGuy to the Mayhem!".
  12. Shanghai Dragons (2018-02-14). "上海龙之队公布4名新选手,积极备战守望先锋联赛常规赛第二阶段" (in China).
  13. Houston Outlaws (2018-02-16). "From team USA, Help us welcome the newest member to the Houston Outlaws".
  14. Los Angeles Valiant (2018-02-19). "LA VALIANT ANNOUNCE HIRING OF COACH BYUNG CHUL “MBC” MOON".
  15. Ben Woodward (2018-02-20). "London Spitfire Transfer Fissure to LA Gladiators".
  16. "London Spitfire announces the departure of @Rascal.". London Spitfire. 2018-02-21.