gave Overwatch The league has announced that the playoffs and grand finals are moving to Toronto at the Mattamy Athletic Center for its sixth season.
The playoffs will begin on September 28 and run until the 30th, culminating in the Grand Final on October 1.
General admission tickets go on sale on July 28, with priority tickets such as VIP and floor tickets going on sale a week earlier on the 21st.
A grand prize of $1,000,000 USD is up for grabs for the contestants. Moreover, the league also announced a competitive format.
OWL Grand Finals 2023 Format
After the conclusion of the North American and APAC play-in tournaments, five teams from the West and three teams from the East will qualify for the playoffs.
This year, the Overwatch League opted for a different playoff format, splitting the eight teams into two separate groups.
The top two teams in these groups will be determined by double-elimination bracket play from September 28 to 30. The top two teams from each group will then be drawn into a single-elimination bracket.
With the remaining four teams, both the respective semi-finals and the grand final will be played on October 1.
Teams in the West will be able to qualify for the playoffs through their regular season records as well as a last-chance option through a play-in tournament shortly before the playoffs.
In the East, the system is more difficult due to the inclusion of this season. Overwatch Competing Teams in the Overwatch League System
For APAC, qualifying stage records are not relevant for playoff qualification with only knockout stage performance counting towards capturing one of the most coveted playoff spots. A play-in event in the East will also provide the last chance to secure a spot for the season playoffs.
The playoffs will be the second game played in Toronto after the season. Overwatch 2. Blizzard Entertainment announced that a patch would enable a new support hero and the new game mode Flashpoint Overwatch The league is played at the end of August before the end of the summer stage.
During the 2023 Mid-Season Madness, an international event held in Seoul, South Korea, Atlanta Reign dominated the competition, going undefeated. Overwatch Defeated Houston Outlaws 4-1 with Ghalib in League Season 6 Grand Finals.
With the playoffs, Overwatch The league is returning to the Toronto Defiant’s hometown after hosting last year’s Summer Showdown at the Mattamy Athletic Center as well. The venue is part of the historic building that was once the home stadium of the Toronto Maple Leafs, who won 11 NHL Stanley Cups during their stay.