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 Sunday. 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 Sunday 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 25th, 2018 [2]
      • Stage 3 - April 4th - May 6th, 2018 [3]
      • Stage 4 - May 16th - June 17th, 2018 [3]
    • 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.[4]

Broadcast Talent[edit]

English Broadcast[edit]

  • Stage Hosts:
  • 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 3
Date
Player
Old
New
2018-04-16

(Head coach)

(Assistant coach)
2018-04-16

(Head coach)
None
2018-04-16
None
2018-04-13
2018-04-13

(Coach)

(Coach)
2018-04-09
None
2018-04-05
2018-04-04
2018-04-04
2018-04-04
2018-04-03
2018-04-03
2018-04-02

(Assistant coach)
2018-04-02
None
2018-04-02
2018-04-02
2018-03-31
2018-03-31
None
2018-03-31
None

(Assistant coach)
2018-03-30
None
2018-03-29
None
2018-03-27
None

(Assistant coach)
2018-03-25
Stage 2
Date
Player
Old
New
2018-03-22
None

(Coach)
2018-03-13
2018-03-13
2018-03-11
None
2018-03-08
None
2018-03-08
2018-03-07

(Head coach)
None
2018-03-06

(Head coach)
None
2018-02-26
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 Uprising32,33
DPSRussia Mistakes DPSSouth Korea Striker 
FlexSouth Korea Kalios FlexCanada NotE 
TankSouth Korea Gamsu SupportSouth Korea AimGod 
SupportUSA Avast SupportDenmark Kellex 
SupportSouth Korea Neko SupportEthiopia Snow 
CSouth Korea Crusty  USA Shake  French Polynesia Mini     
Florida Mayhem2,4,6
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 Outlaws8,23
DPSSouth Korea ArHaN DPSUSA Clockwork 
DPSUSA JAKE DPSFinland LiNkzr 
DPSSweden Mendokusaii FlexUSA coolmatt 
FlexBelgium SPREE TankUSA FCTFCTN 
TankUSA Muma SupportCanada Bani 
SupportUSA Boink SupportUSA Rawkus 
CSouth Korea TaiRong  USA MESR  South Korea HyunWoo     
London Spitfire10,11,14,15
DPSSouth Korea birdring DPSSouth Korea Profit 
DPSSouth Korea Hooreg FlexSouth Korea Fury 
FlexSouth Korea WooHyaL TankSouth Korea Gesture 
TankSouth Korea TiZi SupportSouth Korea HaGoPeun 
SupportSouth Korea Closer SupportSouth Korea Bdosin 
SupportSouth Korea NUS     
CSouth Korea changgoon  South Korea Jfeel  South Korea Agape     
New York Excelsior24
DPSSouth Korea Saebyeolbe DPSSouth Korea Libero 
FlexSouth Korea Pine FlexSouth Korea MekO 
TankSouth Korea Janus TankSouth Korea Mano 
SupportSouth Korea JJoNak SupportSouth Korea ArK 
SupportSouth Korea ANAMO     
CSouth Korea Pavane  South Korea WizardHyeong  South Korea zet     
Philadelphia Fusion
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 Fuel5,11,16,17,26,35
DPSUSA Seagull DPSFinland Taimou 
DPSSouth Korea EFFECT DPSFrance aKm 
FlexThailand Mickie TankSweden cocco 
TankSouth Korea OGE SupportSweden chipshajen 
SupportSpain HarryHook SupportFrance uNKOE 
CSweden Peak  South Korea Vol'Jin         
Los Angeles Gladiators10,20,28
DPSSouth Korea Asher DPSBrazil Hydration 
DPSUSA silkthread DPSCanada Surefour 
FlexSouth Korea Bischu FlexSouth Korea Void 
TankSouth Korea Fissure TankPuerto Rico iRemiix 
SupportFinland BigGoose SupportFinland Shaz 
CUSA dpei  USA Tim         
Los Angeles Valiant1,9,19,25,26,27,28,29,34
DPSCanada Agilities DPSSouth Korea Bunny 
DPSUSA KSF DPSFrance SoOn 
FlexIceland Finnsi FlexUSA SPACE 
TankSouth Korea Fate TankUnited Kingdom numlocked 
SupportAustralia Custa SupportSouth Korea Izayaki 
SupportSouth Korea KariV SupportCanada Verbo 
CSouth Korea MBC  USA Stoop  France daemoN  Australia Gunba 
San Francisco Shock3,18,31
DPSSouth Korea Architect DPSUSA babybay 
DPSUSA Danteh DPSSweden iddqd 
DPSUSA sinatraa FlexSouth Korea ChoiHyoBin 
FlexSweden Nevix TankMexico nomy 
TankUSA super SupportSpain dhaK 
SupportUSA moth SupportUSA sleepy 
CUSA Brad  USA LegitRc  USA Junkbuck     
Seoul Dynasty12,25
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 
SupportSouth Korea Gambler     
CSouth Korea alwaysoov  South Korea Hocury  South Korea nuGget     
Shanghai Dragons7,13,21,22,30
DPSSouth Korea Ado DPSSouth Korea Daemin 
DPSChina Diya FlexSouth Korea Geguri 
FlexChina MG FlexChina Xushu 
TankSouth Korea Fearless TankChina Roshan 
SupportChina Altering SupportChina Fiveking 
SupportChina Freefeel SupportChina Sky 
CSouth Korea Kong  China RUI  China creed     
1 Jan 5th - LA Valiant change their coaching staff. South Korea Ookz leaves the team. France daemoN and Australia Gunba join the coaching staff.[5]
2 Feb 1st - Florida Mayhem sign Finland Flex zappis. He can begin playing during Stage 2.[6]
3 Feb 12th - San Francisco Shock sign USA Junkbuck to their coaching staff.[7]
4 Feb 12th - Florida Mayhem sign South Korea r2der to their coaching staff.[8]
5 Feb 13th - Dallas Fuel sign France DPS aKm.[9]
6 Feb 13th - Florida Mayhem sign South Korea DPS Sayaplayer and South Korea Tank aWesomeGuy.[10]
7 Feb 14th - Shanghai Dragons sign South Korea Tank Fearless, South Korea Flex Geguri, South Korea DPS Ado and China Support Sky.[11]
8 Feb 16th - Houston Outlaws sign USA Tank FCTFCTN.[12]
9 Feb 19th - Los Angeles Valiant release Head Coach United Kingdom Cuddles and bring on new Head Coach South Korea MBC.[13]
10 Feb 20th - London Spitfire transfer South Korea Tank Fissure to the Los Angeles Gladiators.[14]
11 Feb 21th - London Spitfire transfer South Korea DPS Rascal to the Dallas Fuel.[15]
12 Feb 26th - Seoul Dynasty sign South Korea Support Gambler.[16]
13 Mar 6th - Shanghai Dragons change their coaching staff. China U4 leaves the team. South Korea Kong will act as a stand-in Head Coach.[17]
14 Mar 7th - London Spitfire change their coaching staff. South Korea Bishop leaves the team.[18]
15 Mar 8th - London Spitfire sign South Korea Tank TiZi.[19]
16 Mar 8th - Dallas Fuel sign South Korea Tank OGE.[20]
17 Mar 11th - Dallas Fuel release Canada Tank xQc.[21]
18 Mar 13th - San Francisco Shock sign USA Support moth and South Korea DPS Architect.[22]
19 Mar 22nd - Los Angeles Valiant sign USA Stoop to their coaching staff.[23]
20 Mar 25th - Los Angeles Gladiators sign South Korea Flex Void.[24]
21 Mar 27th - Shanghai Dragons sign China creed to their coaching staff.[25]
22 Mar 29th - Shanghai Dragons release China DPS Undead.[26]
23 Mar 30th - Houston Outlaws sign South Korea DPS ArHaN.[27]
24 Mar 31st - New York Excelsior sign South Korea Support ANAMO to their player roster and South Korea zet to coaching staff.[28]
25 Mar 31st - Seoul Dynasty transfer South Korea DPS Bunny to the Los Angeles Valiant.[29]
26 Apr 2nd - Dallas Fuel and Los Angeles Valiant trade players Australia Support Custa and France Support uNKOE.[30][31]
27 Apr 2nd - Los Angeles Valiant release South Korea Flex envy and transfer USA DPS GrimReality from the player roster to the coaching staff.[32][33]
28 Apr 3rd - Los Angeles Valiant transfer USA DPS silkthread to the Los Angeles Gladiators.[34]
29 Apr 4th - Los Angeles Valiant sign USA DPS KSF and Iceland Flex Finnsi.[35]
30 Apr 4th - Shanghai Dragons sign South Korea DPS Daemin.[36]
31 Apr 5th - San Francisco Shock sign South Korea Flex ChoiHyoBin.[37]
32 Apr 9th - Boston Uprising release USA DPS DreamKazper.[38]
33 Apr 10th - Boston Uprising signed South Korea Support AimGod on April 3, 2018.[39]
34 Apr 13th - Los Angeles Valiant sign South Korea Support Izayaki.[40]
35 Apr 16th - Dallas Fuel release South Korea DPS Rascal and Head Coach USA KyKy. Sweden Peak becomes Interim Head Coach, and South Korea Vol'Jin joins as Assistant Coach.[41]

Results[edit]

Total Season Divisional Standings[edit]

Atlantic Division
. New York Excelsior 22-3 81-2-26 +55
. Boston Uprising 18-8 66-1-48 +18
. London Spitfire 16-9 69-1-38 +31
. Philadelphia Fusion 16-10 61-1-53 +8
. Houston Outlaws 14-11 62-0-48 +14
. Florida Mayhem 5-21 31-3-75 -44


Pacific Division
. Seoul Dynasty 17-9 63-3-44 +19
. Los Angeles Valiant 16-9 61-5-39 +22
. Los Angeles Gladiators 13-12 54-1-51 +3
. San Francisco Shock 10-16 46-3-59 -13
. Dallas Fuel 6-19 34-5-66 -32
. Shanghai Dragons 0-26 12-1-93 -81

Total Season League Standings[edit]

League Standings
. ATL New York Excelsior 22-3 81-2-26 +55
. ATL Boston Uprising 18-8 66-1-48 +18
. PAC Seoul Dynasty 17-9 63-3-44 +19
. ATL London Spitfire 16-9 69-1-38 +31
. PAC Los Angeles Valiant 16-9 61-5-39 +22
. ATL Philadelphia Fusion 16-10 61-1-53 +8
. ATL Houston Outlaws 14-11 62-0-48 +14
. PAC Los Angeles Gladiators 13-12 54-1-51 +3
. PAC San Francisco Shock 10-16 46-3-59 -13
. PAC Dallas Fuel 6-19 34-5-66 -32
. ATL Florida Mayhem 5-21 31-3-75 -44
. PAC Shanghai Dragons 0-26 12-1-93 -81

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
1. ATL New York Excelsior 9-1 34-0-9 +25
2. ATL London Spitfire 8-2 31-0-11 +20
3. ATL Philadelphia Fusion 7-3 27-0-15 +12
4. PAC Seoul Dynasty 7-3 25-0-16 +9
5. PAC Los Angeles Gladiators 6-4 25-1-16 +9
6. ATL Boston Uprising 6-4 21-0-22 -1
7. ATL Houston Outlaws 5-5 22-0-22 0
8. PAC Los Angeles Valiant 4-6 18-1-23 -5
9. PAC San Francisco Shock 3-7 17-1-24 -7
10. ATL Florida Mayhem 3-7 15-1-27 -12
11. PAC Dallas Fuel 2-8 13-1-28 -15
12. PAC Shanghai Dragons 0-10 2-1-37 -35
See all Stage 2 match results here


Title Matches[edit]
Semifinal
London Spitfire
2
March 25, 2018 - 13:00 PDT
0 
 
 2
 
0 
 
 2
 
4 
 
 3
 
2 
 
 3
 
MVP: Carpe
Philadelphia Fusion
3
Grand Final
New York Excelsior
3
March 25, 2018 - 15:00 PDT
1 
 
 2
 
1 
 
 2
 
2 
 
 1
 
MVP: Libero
Philadelphia Fusion
2

Stage 3[edit]

Stage 3 Standings
. ATL Boston Uprising 6-0 18-1-9 +9
. PAC Los Angeles Valiant 5-0 17-1-3 +14
. ATL New York Excelsior 4-1 16-0-7 +9
. PAC San Francisco Shock 4-2 13-0-11 +2
. PAC Los Angeles Gladiators 3-2 13-0-9 +4
. PAC Seoul Dynasty 3-3 13-1-12 +1
. ATL Philadelphia Fusion 3-3 14-0-14 0
. ATL Houston Outlaws 2-3 10-0-13 -3
. ATL London Spitfire 1-4 9-1-13 -4
. PAC Dallas Fuel 1-4 7-1-13 -6
. ATL Florida Mayhem 1-5 7-1-17 -10
. PAC Shanghai Dragons 0-6 4-0-20 -16
See all Stage 3 match results here


Title Matches[edit]
Semifinals
 
TBD
TBD
 
 
TBD
TBD
 
Finals
 
TBD
TBD
 

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. Blizzard Entertainment (2018-01-23). "Stage 2 Tickets on Sale Now".
  3. 3.0 3.1 Blizzard Entertainment (2018-03-15). "Stage 3 and 4 Tickets on Sale Now".
  4. Emerald Gao (2018-01-26). "RELOADING ROSTERS".
  5. Los Angeles Valiant (2018-01-05). "Los Angeles Valiant Announce Full Coaching Roster".
  6. Florida Mayhem (2018-02-01). "#BringTheMayhem with Zappis".
  7. San Francisco Shock (2018-02-12). "Please help us in welcoming former Toronto esports coach @JunkBuckOW to the SF Shock coaching staff!".
  8. Florida Mayhem (2018-02-12). "Florida Mayhem Welcomes Hyun-Jin “r2der” Choi to Its Coaching Staff".
  9. Dallas Fuel (2018-02-13). "Let's add another flag to the mix. Please join us in welcoming Dylan "aKm" Bignet 🇫🇷 to Dallas Fuel".
  10. Florida Mayhem (2018-02-13). "Welcome Sayaplayer and aWesomeGuy to the Mayhem!".
  11. 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).
  12. Houston Outlaws (2018-02-16). "From team USA, Help us welcome the newest member to the Houston Outlaws".
  13. Los Angeles Valiant (2018-02-19). "LA VALIANT ANNOUNCE HIRING OF COACH BYUNG CHUL “MBC” MOON".
  14. Ben Woodward (2018-02-20). "London Spitfire Transfer Fissure to LA Gladiators".
  15. "London Spitfire announces the departure of @Rascal.". London Spitfire. 2018-02-21.
  16. Seoul Dynasty (2018-02-26). "We are so excited & happy to announce that @9ambler has joined @SeoulDynasty!".
  17. "Staff change: Effective immediately, Chen Congshan “U4” steps down as the head coach of Shanghai Dragons.". Shanghai Dragons. 2018-03-06.
  18. Ben Woodward (2018-03-07). "London Spitfire Parts Ways With Bishop". London Spitfire.
  19. London Spitfire (2018-03-08). "Welcome T1zi!".
  20. Dallas Fuel (2018-03-08). "ROSTER ANNOUNCEMENT! Please welcome Son "OGE" Min-Seok to the team! Previously a tank main for CONBOX, we anticipate @OGE_ow to start playing in Stage 3.".
  21. Dallas Fuel (2018-03-11). "Dallas Fuel Announce Release of Félix “xQc” Lengyel".
  22. "The San Francisco Shock are excited to announce the signing of two incredible players.". San Francisco Shock. 2018-03-13.
  23. "LA Valiant Announce Hiring of Warsi Faraaz "Stoop" Waris to the Coaching Staff". Los Angeles Valiant. 2018-03-22.
  24. "Kongdoo Panthera’s sub-tank #Void has transferred to LA Gladiators.". Team KongDoo. 2018-03-25.
  25. Shanghai Dragons (2018-03-27). "creed joins Shanghai Dragons as assistant coach" (in China Chinese).
  26. "Roster Change: Today Shanghai Dragons announce the release of Fang “Undead” Chao, with the approval of OWL office.". Shanghai Dragons. 2018-03-29.
  27. "Please help us welcome the newest member to the Houston Outlaws...". Houston Outlaws. 2018-03-30.
  28. "Excited to announce that @Anamo_ow and @zet4444 will be joining your #NYXL crew.". New York Excelsior. 2018-03-31.
  29. "Jun-hyeok “Bunny” Chae Joins LA Valiant". Los Angeles Valiant. 2018-03-31.
  30. "Dallas Fuel and Los Angeles Valiant Complete Trade Involving Support Players". Dallas Fuel. 2018-04-02.
  31. "Los Angeles Valiant acquires Scott "Custa" Kennedy in trade with Dallas Fuel". Los Angeles Valiant. 2018-04-02.
  32. "The Los Angeles Valiant and Kang-Jae "envy" Lee have mutually agreed to a release from his contract with the organization.". Los Angeles Valiant. 2018-04-02.
  33. "Christopher "GrimReality" Schaefer has decided to transition from active player to an assistant coaching role within the organization.". Los Angeles Valiant. 2018-04-02.
  34. "CROSS-TOWN TRADE KEEPS SILKTHREAD IN LOS ANGELES". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2018-04-03.
  35. "LA Valiant Acquires Free Agents KSF and Finnsi". Los Angeles Valiant. 2018-04-04.
  36. "We’re excited to welcome Kim "Daemin" Daemin to our #OverwatchLeague roster.". Shanghai Dragons. 2018-04-04.
  37. "The SF Shock are excited to welcome Choi Hyo Bin!". San Francisco Shock. 2018-04-05.
  38. "The Boston Uprising have terminated the contract of Jonathan "DreamKazper" Sanchez". Boston Uprising. 2018-04-09.
  39. "Boston Uprising Sign Min-Seok “AimGod” Kwon". Boston Uprising. 2018-04-10.
  40. "LA Valiant Acquires 12th Player Izayaki from NC Foxes". Los Angeles Valiant. 2018-04-13.
  41. "Dallas Fuel Coaching Staff and Roster Changes". Dallas Fuel. 2018-04-16.