Overwatch League - 2021

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[e][h]Overwatch League - 2021
League Information
Series:
Type:
Offline/Online
Location:
World World
Format:
Regular Season
Playoffs
Prize pool:
$4,250,000 USD
Start Date:
2021-04-16
End Date:
2021-09-25
Teams:
20
Liquipedia tier:
Links
Chronology


About[edit]

Offseason Key Dates[edit]

  • Oct. 10, 2020
    • Championship match concludes 2020 season schedule.
  • Oct. 12, 2020
    • Teams may begin submitting player trades for League Office review. All player trades are subject to League Office approval prior to becoming effective. Teams may also begin extending or otherwise signing their current players to standard contracts.
  • Oct. 16, 2020
    • Deadline by which teams must exercise any options to extend existing contracts which were initially executed in 2020.
  • Oct. 23, 2020
    • PSAs signed using the 2020 PSA template that are not extended terminate and such Players become free agents. Players who are signed using the 2020 PSA template whose contracts extend into the 2021 Season begin receiving Base Salary at the 2021 Season rate.
  • Oct. 24, 2020
    • Teams may begin signing free agents to contracts for the 2021 Season.
  • Nov. 13, 2020
    • Deadline by which teams must exercise any team options to extend existing contracts which were initially executed in 2019.
  • Nov. 20, 2020
    • Players whose contracts that are not extended become free agents. Teams and players also may mutually agree to an early release from contracts prior to this date.
  • Jan. 4, 2021
    • Deadline for all teams to have a minimum of seven players signed to season-long contracts for the 2021 season. (See below for changes to player contract terms for the 2021 season.)


  • Teams may make trades until a trade deadline that will be determined prior to the start of the 2021 season. The League Office may separately impose a roster lock date, after which teams will not be permitted to sign free agents.
  • Players who were born on or before June 30, 2003, are definitively eligible to sign Overwatch League contracts for the 2021 season.

Format[edit]

  • Regular Season: April 16th - August 22nd, 2021
    • Teams are split into the East and the West region.
    • Four tournaments with three weeks of qualifiers each.
      • Teams earn one League Point per win.
      • Teams are seeded into the tournaments according to the League Points in qualifying matches.
      • If possible, the top two teams of both regions will meet at the end of the tournaments.
      • Top three tournament placements earn additional League Points.
      • All League Points count towards the Regular Season standings.
      • All matches are First to three.
    • Teams are ranked by League Points first and then by non-tournament wins.
    • Top three (3) teams from the West region and top two (2) teams from the East region proceed to the Playoffs.
      • West Region 4th - 9th and East Region 3rd - 5th may qualify for Playoffs via regional Play-Ins

  • Play-Ins: September 4th - 5th, 2021
    • Teams are split into the East and the West region.
    • West Region 4th - 9th and East Region 3rd - 5th qualify for Play-Ins
    • No Hero Pools.
    • Single-elimination bracket
    • Top two (2) teams from the West region and the top team (1) from the East region proceed to the Playoffs.

  • Playoffs: September 16th - 25th, 2021
    • Double-Elimination bracket with eight teams.
    • No Hero Pools.

Final Results[edit]

Name Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up Score
Regular Season 04-16 - 08-22 Shanghai DragonsShanghai Dragons Shanghai Dragons Dallas FuelDallas Fuel Dallas Fuel
May Melee 05-02 - 05-09 $225,000 Dallas FuelDallas Fuel Dallas Fuel Shanghai DragonsShanghai Dragons Shanghai Dragons 4-2
June Joust 06-06 - 06-13 $225,000 Shanghai DragonsShanghai Dragons Shanghai Dragons Dallas FuelDallas Fuel Dallas Fuel 4-3
Summer Showdown 07-11 - 07-18 $225,000 Shanghai DragonsShanghai Dragons Shanghai Dragons Chengdu HuntersChengdu Hunters Chengdu Hunters 4-1
Countdown Cup 08-15 - 08-22 $225,000 Los Angeles GladiatorsLos Angeles Gladiators Los Angeles Gladiators Chengdu HuntersChengdu Hunters Chengdu Hunters 4-3
Playoffs 09-16 - 09-25 $3,200,000 Shanghai DragonsShanghai Dragons Shanghai Dragons Atlanta ReignAtlanta Reign Atlanta Reign 4-0

Player Awards[edit]


Suspensions and Fines[edit]

Suspensions and Fines
Player
Team
Type
Reason
Start
End

Participants[edit]

East[edit]

West[edit]

Results[edit]

Match Overview[edit]

Click here for match overviews of the regular season.

Regular Season[edit]

League Standings
1. Shanghai DragonsShanghai Dragons Shanghai Dragons 12-4 38-19 +19
2. Dallas FuelDallas Fuel Dallas Fuel 11-5 40-26 +14
3. Chengdu HuntersChengdu Hunters Chengdu Hunters 11-5 38-22 +16
4. Los Angeles GladiatorsLos Angeles Gladiators Los Angeles Gladiators 11-5 41-21 +20
5. Atlanta ReignAtlanta Reign Atlanta Reign 11-5 41-21 +20
6. San Francisco ShockSan Francisco Shock San Francisco Shock 12-4 43-24 +19
7. Seoul DynastySeoul Dynasty Seoul Dynasty 12-4 40-22 +18
8. Houston OutlawsHouston Outlaws Houston Outlaws 11-5 34-24 +10
9. Philadelphia FusionPhiladelphia Fusion Philadelphia Fusion 10-6 37-24 +13
10. Washington JusticeWashington Justice Washington Justice 9-7 29-26 +3
11. Toronto DefiantToronto Defiant Toronto Defiant 9-7 31-31 0
12. Paris EternalParis Eternal Paris Eternal 8-8 32-32 0
13. Hangzhou SparkHangzhou Spark Hangzhou Spark 7-9 32-31 +1
14. New York ExcelsiorNew York Excelsior New York Excelsior 7-9 29-32 -3
15. Boston UprisingBoston Uprising Boston Uprising 7-9 27-31 -4
16. Florida MayhemFlorida Mayhem Florida Mayhem 5-11 26-38 -12
17. Guangzhou ChargeGuangzhou Charge Guangzhou Charge 5-11 20-38 -18
18. London SpitfireLondon Spitfire London Spitfire 1-15 12-47 -35
19. Vancouver TitansVancouver Titans Vancouver Titans 1-15 10-45 -35
20. Los Angeles ValiantLos Angeles Valiant Los Angeles Valiant 0-16 2-48 -46
North America Standings
1. Dallas FuelDallas Fuel Dallas Fuel 11-5 40-26 +14
2. Los Angeles GladiatorsLos Angeles Gladiators Los Angeles Gladiators 11-5 41-21 +20
3. Atlanta ReignAtlanta Reign Atlanta Reign 11-5 41-21 +20
4. San Francisco ShockSan Francisco Shock San Francisco Shock 12-4 43-24 +19
5. Houston OutlawsHouston Outlaws Houston Outlaws 11-5 34-24 +10
6. Washington JusticeWashington Justice Washington Justice 9-7 29-26 +3
7. Toronto DefiantToronto Defiant Toronto Defiant 9-7 31-31 0
8. Paris EternalParis Eternal Paris Eternal 8-8 32-32 0
9. Boston UprisingBoston Uprising Boston Uprising 7-9 27-31 -4
10. Florida MayhemFlorida Mayhem Florida Mayhem 5-11 26-38 -12
11. London SpitfireLondon Spitfire London Spitfire 1-15 12-47 -35
12. Vancouver TitansVancouver Titans Vancouver Titans 1-15 10-45 -35
Asia Standings
1. Shanghai DragonsShanghai Dragons Shanghai Dragons 12-4 38-19 +19
2. Chengdu HuntersChengdu Hunters Chengdu Hunters 11-5 38-22 +16
3. Seoul DynastySeoul Dynasty Seoul Dynasty 12-4 40-22 +18
4. Philadelphia FusionPhiladelphia Fusion Philadelphia Fusion 10-6 37-24 +13
5. Hangzhou SparkHangzhou Spark Hangzhou Spark 7-9 32-31 +1
6. New York ExcelsiorNew York Excelsior New York Excelsior 7-9 29-32 -3
7. Guangzhou ChargeGuangzhou Charge Guangzhou Charge 5-11 20-38 -18
8. Los Angeles ValiantLos Angeles Valiant Los Angeles Valiant 0-16 2-48 -46

Grand Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals
Shanghai DragonsShanghai Dragons Shanghai Dragons
3
September 21, 2021 - 19:00 PDT
MVP: Izayaki
San Francisco ShockSan Francisco Shock San Francisco Shock
0
Los Angeles GladiatorsLos Angeles Gladiators Los Angeles Gladiators
3
September 21, 2021 - 17:30 PDT
MVP: kevster
Philadelphia FusionPhiladelphia Fusion Philadelphia Fusion
1
Dallas FuelDallas Fuel Dallas Fuel
3
September 21, 2021 - 16:00 PDT
MVP: Sp9rk1e
Washington JusticeWashington Justice Washington Justice
1
Chengdu HuntersChengdu Hunters Chengdu Hunters
3
September 21, 2021 - 20:30 PDT
MVP: leave
Atlanta ReignAtlanta Reign Atlanta Reign
2
Semifinals
Shanghai DragonsShanghai Dragons Shanghai Dragons
3
September 22, 2021 - 20:30 PDT
MVP: LIP
Los Angeles GladiatorsLos Angeles Gladiators Los Angeles Gladiators
1
Dallas FuelDallas Fuel Dallas Fuel
3
September 22, 2021 - 19:00 PDT
MVP: Fearless
Chengdu HuntersChengdu Hunters Chengdu Hunters
0
Winners' Finals
Shanghai DragonsShanghai Dragons Shanghai Dragons
3
September 23, 2021 - 19:30 PDT
MVP: LIP
Dallas FuelDallas Fuel Dallas Fuel
1
Losers' Round 1
San Francisco ShockSan Francisco Shock San Francisco Shock
3
September 22, 2021 - 17:30 PDT
MVP: Viol2t
Philadelphia FusionPhiladelphia Fusion Philadelphia Fusion
2
Washington JusticeWashington Justice Washington Justice
0
September 22, 2021 - 16:00 PDT
MVP: Masaa
Atlanta ReignAtlanta Reign Atlanta Reign
3
Losers' Round 2
Chengdu HuntersChengdu Hunters Chengdu Hunters
2
September 23, 2021 - 18:00 PDT
San Francisco ShockSan Francisco Shock San Francisco Shock
3
Los Angeles GladiatorsLos Angeles Gladiators Los Angeles Gladiators
2
September 23, 2021 - 16:00 PDT
MVP: Kai
Atlanta ReignAtlanta Reign Atlanta Reign
3
Losers' Round 3
San Francisco ShockSan Francisco Shock San Francisco Shock
1
September 24, 2021 - 18:00 PDT
MVP: Gator
Atlanta ReignAtlanta Reign Atlanta Reign
3
Losers' Finals
Dallas FuelDallas Fuel Dallas Fuel
1
September 24, 2021 - 19:30 PDT
MVP: Ir1s
Atlanta ReignAtlanta Reign Atlanta Reign
3
Grand Finals
Shanghai DragonsShanghai Dragons Shanghai Dragons
4
September 25, 2021 - 18:00 PDT
MVP: LIP
Atlanta ReignAtlanta Reign Atlanta Reign
0
See full Playoff match results here.

Additional Data[edit]

Country Representation[edit]

#Country / RegionRepresentationPlayers
1South Korea South Korea95 / 167 (57%)ANS, ANSOONJAE, Alarm, Anamo, Architect, Assassin, Aztac, BERNAR, BQB, BeBe, BiaNcA, birdring, Carpe, ChangSik, Checkmate, ChoiHyoBin, ChoiSehwan, Closer, Cr0ng, Creative, Decay, Develop, Doha, Dreamer, Edison, FEATH5R, FITS, Faith, Fate, Fearless, Fielder, Fleta, Flora, Friday, Fury, GaeBullSsi, Gangnamjin, Gargoyle, Gesture, Glister, Gwangboong, HOTBA, Hanbin, Happy, Heesu, iDK, im37, Ir1s, IZaYaKI, JJANGGU, JJoNak, Jecse, Jerry, Jihun, Kalios, KariV, LIP, Lastro, LeeJaeGon, Mag, Mandu, Mano, Marve1, Michelle, MuZe, Myunb0ng, Na1st, OGE, PIGGY, Pelican, Pine, Profit, Rapel, Rascal, Rio, SADO, SLIME, Saebyeolbe, SeoMinSoo, Shu, skewed, smurf, SP9RK1E, Stand1, TTuba, Teru, tobi, Toyou, Twilight, Valentine, Viol2t, Void, WhoRU, Yaki, Yakpung
2China China26 / 167 (16%)Krystal, Farway1987, ShowCheng, Ameng, Silver3, Molly, leave, LiGe, Jimmy, Xerneas, MoLanran, M1ka, LateYoung, Eileen, Wya, GA9A, Nisha, ColdEst, NvM, guxue, JinMu, Highbee, shy, TAROCOOK1E, Mmonk, MYKaylee
3United States United States15 / 167 (9%)Aspire, blasé, Dalton, Danteh, Fire, frdwnr, Gator, Hawk, JAKE, Joobi, KSF, moth, nero, SPACE, super
4Denmark Denmark5 / 167 (3%)Kellex, Molf1g, Naga, sHockWave, Shax
5Finland Finland4 / 167 (2%)LiNkzr, Masaa, Ripa, Vestola
5France France4 / 167 (2%)dridro, FDGod, Poko, Tsuna
5United Kingdom United Kingdom4 / 167 (2%)FunnyAstro, Fusions, Hybrid, Kai
8Canada Canada2 / 167 (1%)Crimzo, Roolf
8Germany Germany2 / 167 (1%)Hadi, Kaan
8Sweden Sweden2 / 167 (1%)kevster, SparkR
11Australia Australia1 / 167 (1%)Punk
11Belgium Belgium1 / 167 (1%)Logix
11Israel Israel1 / 167 (1%)Eqo
11Japan Japan1 / 167 (1%)ta1yo
11Netherlands Netherlands1 / 167 (1%)Daan
11New Zealand New Zealand1 / 167 (1%)Colourhex
11Norway Norway1 / 167 (1%)Onigod
11Vietnam Vietnam1 / 167 (1%)MirroR

Additional Information[edit]

Streams[edit]

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