Overwatch League - Inaugural Season

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[e][h]Overwatch League - Inaugural Season
League Information
Series:
Overwatch League OWL
Type:
Offline
Location:
USA Los Angeles
USA New York City
Format:
Regular Season
Playoffs
Prize pool:
$3,500,000 USD
Start Date:
2017-12-06
End Date:
2018-07-28
Number of Teams:
12
Liquipedia Tier:
Links

About[edit]

Format[edit]

  • Preseason - December 6th - December 9th, 2017
    • The preseason kicks off with a series of livestreamed exhibition matches featuring all 12 teams at the Blizzard Arena Los Angeles on December 6–9. After that, teams will have until Opening Day on January 10 to prepare themselves for competition.
  • 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 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 24th, 2018
      • Stage 3 - April 4th - May 5th, 2018
      • Stage 4 - May 16th - June 16th, 2018
  • Postseason (Playoffs) - June 17th - July 28th, 2018
    • After Stage 4 finishes, top finishers in each division will prepare for the championship playoffs, which run from July 11–21. The grand final on July 27–28 will determine which team will be crowned the first Overwatch League champions, claiming glory, the Overwatch League trophy, and a USD $1 million bonus.
  • All-Star - August 10th - August 12th, 2018
    • After the rush of the inaugural season championship, the Overwatch League will kick back for a weekend of festivities as the community’s favorite players face off in unexpected challenges.

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]

Final Results[edit]

Section Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up Score
Playoffs 2018 (2018.07.11 - 2018.07.28) $1,700,000 TBD TBD
Overall Season 2018 (2018.01.10 - 2018.06.16) $1,300,000 TBD TBD
Stage 4 2018 (2018.05.16 - 2018.06.16) $125,000 TBD TBD
Stage 3 2018 (2018.04.04 - 2018.05.05) $125,000 New York Excelsior Boston Uprising 3-0
Stage 2 2018 (2018.02.21 - 2018.03.24) $125,000 New York Excelsior Philadelphia Fusion 3-2
Stage 1 2018 (2018.01.10 - 2018.02.10) $125,000 London Spitfire New York Excelsior 3-2

News[edit]

Roster Moves[edit]

Roster Moves
Stage 4
Date
Player
Old
New
2018-05-15
None

(Head coach)
2018-05-10
None

(Coach)
2018-05-09

(Head coach)
None
2018-05-07

(Head coach)
None
2018-05-07

(Coach)

(Coach)
2018-05-07

(Head coach)

(Head coach)
Stage 3
Date
Player
Old
New
2018-04-25

(Coach)

(Analyst)
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

Suspensions and Fines[edit]

Suspensions and Fines
Player
Team
Type
Reason
Start
End
Fined
($1,000)
-
2018-04-04
-
Suspended
(4 matches)
-
2018-03-22
2018-04-06
Suspended and Fined
(Stage 2 and $4,000)
-
2018-03-12
2018-03-25
Fined
($1,000)
-
2018-03-09
-
Warned
-
2018-03-09
-
Fined
($1,000)
-
2018-03-09
-
Fined
($1,000)
-
2018-01-25
-
Suspended and Fined
(Stage 1 and $2,000)
-
2018-01-19
2018-02-11
Fined
(¥60,000 (~$9,250))
-
2018-01-05
-
Fined
(¥3,000 (~$450))
-
2017-12-12
-
Suspended
(30 first matches)
-
2017-11-29
2018-05-06

Inaugural Season Participants[edit]

Atlantic Division[edit]

Boston Uprising
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 
CUSA Shake French Polynesia Mini          
Florida Mayhem
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          
London Spitfire
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 Excelsior
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 DPSSweden 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 Fuel
DPSUSA Seagull DPSFinland Taimou 
DPSSouth Korea EFFECT DPSFrance aKm 
FlexThailand Mickie TankSweden cocco 
TankSouth Korea OGE SupportSweden chipshajen 
SupportSpain HarryHook SupportFrance uNKOE 
CUSA Aero Sweden Peak South Korea Vol'Jin       
Los Angeles Gladiators
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          
Seoul Dynasty
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  Hocury  nuGget  Bubbly    
Shanghai Dragons
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 creed          

Results[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Standings
1. Seoul Dynasty 3-0 9-2 +7
1. Dallas Fuel 2-0 6-3 +3
1. Los Angeles Valiant 2-0 6-3 +3
4. London Spitfire 1-1 6-3 +3
4. New York Excelsior 1-1 4-4 0
4. Boston Uprising 1-1 4-5 -1
4. Los Angeles Gladiators 1-1 4-5 -1
4. San Francisco Shock 1-2 5-8 -3
9. Houston Outlaws 0-2 3-5 -2
9. Florida Mayhem 0-2 2-6 -4
9. Shanghai Dragons 0-2 2-7 -5
9. Philadelphia Fusion 0-0 0-0 0
See all Preseason match results here

Regular Season[edit]

Season Divisional Standings[edit]

Atlantic Division
. New York Excelsior 29-3 104-3-31 +73
. Boston Uprising 22-10 81-1-58 +23
. London Spitfire 20-12 85-1-53 +32
. Philadelphia Fusion 20-12 78-1-63 +15
. Houston Outlaws 18-14 79-1-60 +19
. Florida Mayhem 6-26 35-5-93 -58


Pacific Division
. Los Angeles Valiant 20-12 78-5-54 +24
. Seoul Dynasty 19-13 75-3-59 +16
. Los Angeles Gladiators 18-14 73-2-62 +11
. San Francisco Shock 13-19 58-3-72 -14
. Dallas Fuel 7-25 39-6-88 -49
. Shanghai Dragons 0-32 19-1-111 -92

Season League Standings[edit]

League Standings
. ATL New York Excelsior 29-3 104-3-31 +73
. ATL Boston Uprising 22-10 81-1-58 +23
. ATL London Spitfire 20-12 85-1-53 +32
. PAC Los Angeles Valiant 20-12 78-5-54 +24
. ATL Philadelphia Fusion 20-12 78-1-63 +15
. PAC Seoul Dynasty 19-13 75-3-59 +16
. ATL Houston Outlaws 18-14 79-1-60 +19
. PAC Los Angeles Gladiators 18-14 73-2-62 +11
. PAC San Francisco Shock 13-19 58-3-72 -14
. PAC Dallas Fuel 7-25 39-6-88 -49
. ATL Florida Mayhem 6-26 35-5-93 -58
. PAC Shanghai Dragons 0-32 19-1-111 -92

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
1. ATL Boston Uprising 10-0 31-1-13 +18
2. ATL New York Excelsior 9-1 33-0-11 +22
3. PAC Los Angeles Valiant 7-3 28-1-15 +13
4. PAC Los Angeles Gladiators 6-4 25-1-19 +6
5. PAC San Francisco Shock 6-4 21-0-20 +1
6. ATL London Spitfire 5-5 24-1-21 +3
7. PAC Seoul Dynasty 5-5 22-1-21 +1
8. ATL Philadelphia Fusion 5-5 24-0-23 +1
9. ATL Houston Outlaws 4-6 20-1-24 -4
10. ATL Florida Mayhem 2-8 11-2-28 -17
11. PAC Dallas Fuel 1-9 9-2-30 -21
12. PAC Shanghai Dragons 0-10 9-0-32 -23
See all Stage 3 match results here


Title Matches[edit]
Semifinals
Los Angeles Gladiators
0
May 6, 2018 - 13:00 PDT
2 
 
 3
 
0 
 
 2
 
0 
 
 1
 
 
 
 
 
MVP: Striker
Boston Uprising
3
Los Angeles Valiant
0
May 6, 2018 - 15:00 PDT
2 
 
 3
 
0 
 
 2
 
0 
 
 1
 
 
 
 
 
MVP: MekO
New York Excelsior
3
Finals
Boston Uprising
0
May 6, 2018 - 17:00 PDT
2 
 
 3
 
0 
 
 2
 
2 
 
 3
 
 
 
 
 
New York Excelsior
3

Stage 4[edit]

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


Title Matches[edit]
Semifinals
 
TBD
TBD
June 17, 2018 - 13:00 PDT
 
 
TBD
TBD
June 17, 2018 - 15:00 PDT
 
Finals
 
TBD
TBD
June 17, 2018 - 17:00 PDT
 

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals
  3rd Regular Season
  6th Regular Season
  4th Regular Season
  5th Regular Season
Semifinals
  Atlantic Division Champion
 
  Pacific Division Champion
 
Finals
 
 
See full Playoff match results here

Additional Data[edit]

Country Representation[edit]

Overwatch League Overwatch League Inaugural Season Overwatch League
# Country/Region #P Players
1 South Korea South Korea 58 Ado, AimGod, ANAMO, Architect, ArHaN, ArK, Asher, aWesomeGuy, Bdosin, birdring, Bischu, Bunny, Carpe, Closer, Daemin, Dayfly, EFFECT, Fate, Fearless, Fissure, Fleta, Fury, Gamsu, Gambler, Geguri, Gesture, Gido, HaGoPeun, Hooreg, HOTBA, Izayaki, Janus, JJoNak, Kalios, KariV, Kuki, Libero, Mano, Mek0, Miro, Munchkin, Neko, NUS, OGE, Pine, Profit, ryujehong, SADO, Saebyeolbe, Sayaplayer, Striker, TiZi, tobi, Void, Wekeed, WooHyaL, xepheR, zunba
2 USA United States 18 Avast, babybay, Boink, Clockwork, coolmatt, Danteh, FCTFCTN, JAKE, KSF, moth, Muma, Rawkus, Seagull, silkthread, sinatraa, sleepy, SPACE, super
3 Sweden Sweden 10 chipshajen, cocco, CWoosH, iddqd, Manneten, Mendokusaii, Nevix, snillo, TviQ, Zebbosai
4 China China 8 Altering, Diya, Fiveking, Freefeel, MG, Roshan, Sky, Xushu
5 Finland Finland 7 BigGoose, Fragi, LiNkzr, Shaz, Taimou, zappis, Zuppeh
6 Canada Canada 6 Agilities, Bani, Joemeister, NotE, Surefour, Verbo
7 France France 4 aKm, Poko, SoOn, uNKOE
8 Spain Spain 3 dhaK, HarryHook, neptuNo
9 Belgium Belgium 2 SPREE, Logix
9 Russia Russia 2 Mistakes, ShaDowBurn
9 United Kingdom United Kingdom 2 Boombox, numlocked
12 Australia Australia 1 Custa
12 Brazil Brazil 1 Hydration
12 Denmark Denmark 1 Kellex
12 Ethiopia Ethiopia 1 Snow
12 Iceland Iceland 1 Finnsi
12 Israel Israel 1 Eqo
12 Mexico Mexico 1 nomy
12 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 1 iRemiix
12 Thailand Thailand 1 Mickie
Total 129


Additional Information[edit]

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Previews[edit]

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Interviews[edit]

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Articles[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Episode series[edit]

Highlights[edit]

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".