Overwatch League - Inaugural Season Playoffs
The Quarterfinal and Semifinal series ran from July 11th to July 21st and were played in Blizzard Arena Los Angeles. The Grand Final took place on July 27th and 28th at Barclays Center in New York City.
- After Stage 4 of the regular season finished, the top finishers in each division along with the next four teams in rankings regardless of division qualified for playoffs, which took place during July 11th – 21th. The top two finishers received a first-round bye. The Grand Final on July 27th – 28th determined the first Overwatch League champion team, claiming glory, the Overwatch League trophy, and a USD $1 million bonus.
- Patch 1.25
- Newly Reworked Symmetra will be disabled.
- The winner of each round of the Playoffs will be the Team that prevails in a Series against its opponent.
- Each Series is a best-of-three Matches.
- Each Match is a best-of-five Maps.
- The first place Team from each Division will earn a first-round bye in the Playoffs.
- After the Quarterfinals, the bracket is reseeded by Regular Season record.
- Patch 1.25
|Map Rotation||Available Maps For Playoffs|
|1st map||Escort map|
|2nd map||Control map|
|3rd map||Assault map|
|4th map||Hybrid map|
|5th map||Escort map|
|Tiebreaker||Bo3 Match on Nepal|
- Stage Host:
- Goldenboy (Alex Mendez)
- Puckett (Chris Puckett)
- Stage Host:
- Malik (Malik Forté)
- Soe (Salome Soe Gschwind-Penski)
See all streaming links here
A prize pool of $1,700,000 is split amongst the teams as seen below.
|3rd-4th||$100,000||Los Angeles Valiant|
|New York Excelsior|
|Los Angeles Gladiators|
- See full Playoff match results here
- 2018-07-23 | GRAND FINALS SERIES PREVIEW: FUSION VS. SPITFIRE by Overwatch League
- 2018-07-17 | SEMIFINAL SERIES PREVIEW: #5 SPITFIRE VS. #2 VALIANT by Overwatch League
- 2018-07-16 | SEMIFINAL SERIES PREVIEW: #6 FUSION VS. #1 EXCELSIOR by Overwatch League
- 2018-07-10 | SERIES PREVIEW: #5 SPITFIRE VS. #4 GLADIATORS by Overwatch League
- 2018-07-09 | SERIES PREVIEW: #6 FUSION VS. #3 UPRISING by Overwatch League
- PLAYOFF PREVIEW: NEW YORK EXCELSIOR by Emerald Gao of Overwatch League 2018-07-07 |
- PLAYOFF PREVIEW: LOS ANGELES VALIANT by Xander Torres of Overwatch League 2018-07-06 |
- PLAYOFF PREVIEW: BOSTON UPRISING by Amelia Savery of Overwatch League 2018-07-05 |
- PLAYOFF PREVIEW: LOS ANGELES GLADIATORS by Overwatch League 2018-07-04 |
- PLAYOFF PREVIEW: LONDON SPITFIRE by Emerald Gao of Overwatch League 2018-07-03 |
- PLAYOFF PREVIEW: PHILADELPHIA FUSION by Xander Torres of Overwatch League 2018-07-02 |