Overwatch League - 2021

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[e][h]Overwatch League - 2021
League Information
Series:
Overwatch League OWL
Game Version:
Location:
World World
Format:
Regular Season
Playoffs
Prize Pool:
$4,250,000 USD
Start Date:
2021-04-16
End Date:
2021-09
Number of 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 teams from the West region and top two teams from the East region proceed to the Playoffs.
      • Other teams might qualify for Play-Ins.



  • Play-Ins: August, 2021
    • Teams are split into the East and the West region.
    • No Hero Pools.
    • Top two teams from the West region and the top team from the East region proceed to the Playoffs.

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

Player Awards[edit]

Suspensions and Fines[edit]

Suspensions and Fines
Player
Team
Type
Reason
Start
End

Participants[edit]

East[edit]

Chengdu Hunters
DPSChina leave DPSChina JinMu 
DPSChina Jimmy DPSChina TAROCOOK1E 
TankChina GA9A TankChina Ameng 
TankChina Elsa TankChina Lateyoung 
SupportChina Nisha SupportChina Yveltal 
SupportChina Farway1987 SupportChina Mmonk 
Staff
CChina RUI CChina Creed 
CChina Yaoxie   
Main Roster
Guangzhou Charge
DPSChina MYKaylee DPSChina Eileen 
DPSSouth Korea ChoiSehwan TankSouth Korea Cr0ng 
TankSouth Korea Rio TankSouth Korea Jihun 
SupportSouth Korea Mandu SupportSouth Korea KariV 
Staff
CChina ExTra CSouth Korea Sungwoo 
Main Roster
Hangzhou Spark
DPSChina Shy DPSSouth Korea Architect 
DPSSouth Korea SeoMinSoo TankChina guxue 
TankSouth Korea Takoyaki TankChina LiGe 
TankSouth Korea BERNAR SupportSouth Korea iDK 
SupportChina M1ka SupportSouth Korea MCD 
SupportChina Coldest   
Staff
CSouth Korea paJion CChina U4 
CSouth Korea Andante CSouth Korea nOrU 
ASouth Korea PPUJJIPPANG   
Main Roster
Los Angeles Valiant
DPSChina Krystal DPSChina MoLanran 
TankChina Silver3 TankChina NvM 
TankChina ShowCheng SupportChina Highbee 
SupportChina Wya   
Staff
CChina JpCat CChina Hiko 
Main Roster
New York Excelsior
DPSSouth Korea FEATH5R DPSSouth Korea Ivy 
DPSSouth Korea Flora DPSSouth Korea Gwangboong 
TankSouth Korea BiaNcA TankSouth Korea Yakpung 
SupportSouth Korea JJoNak SupportSouth Korea Friday 
Staff
CSouth Korea WhyNot CSouth Korea Sqix 
ASouth Korea imt   
Main Roster
Philadelphia Fusion
DPSSouth Korea Carpe DPSDenmark sHockWave 
DPSIsrael Eqo DPSSouth Korea Rascal 
TankSouth Korea Mano TankFrance Poko 
TankSouth Korea HOTBA SupportUnited Kingdom FunnyAstro 
SupportSouth Korea Alarm SupportSouth Korea tobi 
Staff
CSouth Korea NineK CSouth Korea Mobydik 
CUnited Kingdom ChrisTFer   
Main Roster
Seoul Dynasty
DPSSouth Korea FITS DPSSouth Korea Profit 
DPSSouth Korea Saebyeolbe TankSouth Korea Gesture 
TankSouth Korea Marve1 TankSouth Korea Toyou 
SupportSouth Korea Creative SupportSouth Korea Anamo 
Staff
CSouth Korea Changgoon CSouth Korea MMA 
CSouth Korea Bongwoori   
Main Roster
Shanghai Dragons
DPSSouth Korea LIP DPSSouth Korea Fleta 
DPSSouth Korea WhoRU DPSSouth Korea Develop 
TankSouth Korea Fate TankSouth Korea Void 
SupportSouth Korea LeeJaeGon SupportSouth Korea Izayaki 
SupportChina Molly   
Staff
CSouth Korea Moon CSouth Korea Dongsu 
CSouth Korea Jfeel CSouth Korea Kong 
Main Roster

West[edit]

Atlanta Reign
DPSSouth Korea Edison DPSSouth Korea Pelican 
DPSUnited Kingdom Kai TankUnited States Gator 
TankUnited States Hawk SupportFinland Masaa 
SupportSouth Korea Lr1s   
Staff
CUnited States Sephy CUnited States LegitRc 
CAustralia Unter   
Main Roster
Boston Uprising
DPSSouth Korea im37 DPSNew Zealand Colourhex 
DPSSouth Korea Valentine TankUnited Kingdom Fusions 
TankSouth Korea Stand1 TankAustralia Punk 
TankSouth Korea GaeBullSsi SupportSouth Korea Myunb0ng 
SupportSouth Korea Faith   
Staff
CSouth Korea Lori CFrance Ascoft 
CGermany Barroi   
Main Roster
Dallas Fuel
DPSSouth Korea Sp9rk1e DPSSouth Korea Doha 
DPSSouth Korea Pine TankSouth Korea Fearless 
TankSouth Korea Hanbin SupportSouth Korea Jecse 
SupportSouth Korea Fielder SupportSouth Korea Rapel 
Staff
CSouth Korea Rush CSouth Korea Yong 
CSouth Korea Aid   
Main Roster
Florida Mayhem
DPSSouth Korea Yaki DPSSouth Korea BQB 
DPSSouth Korea Checkmate TankSouth Korea Gargoyle 
TankSouth Korea OGE SupportSouth Korea SLIME 
SupportSouth Korea Gangnamjin   
Staff
CSouth Korea Kuki CSouth Korea INSIGHT 
CSouth Korea DOX   
Main Roster
Houston Outlaws
DPSUnited States Danteh DPSSouth Korea Happy 
DPSUnited States Hydration DPSUnited States KSF 
DPSUnited States JAKE TankSouth Korea PIGGY 
TankSouth Korea JJANGGU TankSouth Korea Dreamer 
SupportCanada Crimzo SupportUnited States Joobi 
Staff
CUnited States Harsha CSouth Korea Junkbuck 
Main Roster
London Spitfire
DPSUnited States blasé DPSUnited Kingdom Hybrid 
DPSSweden SparkR DPSDenmark Shax 
TankGermany Hadi TankDenmark Molf1g 
SupportFinland Ripa SupportDenmark Kellex 
Staff
CUnited Kingdom CommanderX CDenmark fischer 
CUnited States Spilo   
Main Roster
Los Angeles Gladiators
DPSSouth Korea Birdring DPSSweden kevster 
DPSVietnam MirroR TankSouth Korea MuZe 
TankUnited States SPACE SupportUnited States moth 
SupportSouth Korea Shu SupportSouth Korea skewed 
Staff
CUnited States dpei CAustralia face 
CSouth Korea Tydolla   
Main Roster
Paris Eternal
DPSDenmark Naga DPSNorway Onigod 
DPSFrance Tsuna TankNetherlands Daan 
TankFinland Vestola SupportFrance dridro 
SupportGermany Kaan   
Staff
CFrance GetAmazed CSouth Korea JMAC 
Main Roster
San Francisco Shock
DPSJapan ta1yo DPSUnited States nero 
DPSSouth Korea Glister DPSSouth Korea ANS 
TankSouth Korea smurf TankUnited States super 
TankSouth Korea ChoiHyoBin SupportFrance FDGoD 
SupportSouth Korea Viol2t SupportSouth Korea Twilight 
Staff
CSouth Korea Crusty CNetherlands Casores 
Main Roster
Toronto Defiant
DPSBelgium Logix DPSSouth Korea Heesu 
DPSSouth Korea Na1st DPSUnited States Aspire 
TankSouth Korea SADO TankSouth Korea Michelle 
SupportSouth Korea ANSOONJAE SupportSouth Korea Aztac 
SupportSouth Korea Lastro   
Staff
CSouth Korea KDG CSouth Korea Yang1 
Main Roster
Vancouver Titans
DPSUnited States Dalton DPSFinland LiNkzr 
DPSSouth Korea Teru TankSouth Korea ChangSik 
TankUnited States frdwnr SupportCanada Roolf 
SupportUnited States Fire   
Staff
CUnited States Flubby CPakistan Pew 
Main Roster
Washington Justice
DPSSouth Korea Jerry DPSSouth Korea Decay 
DPSSouth Korea TTuba DPSSouth Korea Assassin 
TankSouth Korea Mag TankSouth Korea Fury 
SupportSouth Korea Closer SupportSouth Korea BeBe 
Staff
CSouth Korea Sup7eme CSouth Korea Chilhwa 
CSouth Korea Hocury   
Main Roster

Results[edit]

Additional Data[edit]

Country Representation[edit]

#Country / RegionRepresentationPlayers
1South Korea South Korea96 / 170 (56%)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, Ivy, IZaYaKI, JJANGGU, JJoNak, Jecse, Jerry, Jihun, KariV, LIP, Lastro, LeeJaeGon, MCD, 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, Takoyaki, Teru, tobi, Toyou, Twilight, Valentine, Viol2t, Void, WhoRU, Yaki, Yakpung
2China China27 / 170 (16%)Krystal, Farway1987, ShowCheng, Ameng, Silver3, Molly, leave, LiGe, Jimmy, Yveltal, MoLanran, M1ka, Elsa, LateYoung, Eileen, Wya, GA9A, Nisha, ColdEst, NvM, guxue, JinMu, Highbee, Shy, TAROCOOK1E, Mmonk, MYKaylee
3United States United States16 / 170 (9%)Aspire, blasé, Dalton, Danteh, Fire, frdwnr, Gator, Hawk, Hydration, JAKE, Joobi, KSF, moth, nero, SPACE, super
4Denmark Denmark5 / 170 (3%)Kellex, Molf1g, Naga, sHockWave, Shax
5Finland Finland4 / 170 (2%)LiNkzr, Masaa, Ripa, Vestola
5France France4 / 170 (2%)dridro, FDGod, Poko, Tsuna
5United Kingdom United Kingdom4 / 170 (2%)FunnyAstro, Fusions, Hybrid, Kai
8Canada Canada2 / 170 (1%)Crimzo, Roolf
8Germany Germany2 / 170 (1%)Hadi, Kaan
8Sweden Sweden2 / 170 (1%)kevster, SparkR
11Australia Australia1 / 170 (1%)Punk
11Belgium Belgium1 / 170 (1%)Logix
11Israel Israel1 / 170 (1%)Eqo
11Japan Japan1 / 170 (1%)ta1yo
11Netherlands Netherlands1 / 170 (1%)Daan
11New Zealand New Zealand1 / 170 (1%)Colourhex
11Norway Norway1 / 170 (1%)Onigod
11Vietnam Vietnam1 / 170 (1%)MirroR

Additional Information[edit]

Streams[edit]

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