The groups have been chosen, the gamers signed, and now the Overwatch League is able to go. The preseason begins on December 6, and yesterday Blizzard revealed all the main points about how the season will pan out. Each of the 12 groups will play 40 video games between January and June earlier than half of them make it into the month-long put up season. The winner, taking dwelling a useful $1 million for the championship sport, shall be topped on July 28.
The season is made up of 4 phases, every 5 weeks lengthy. During these phases there shall be three matches a day, 4 days every week (Wednesday by way of Saturday). So, if you wish to watch there’ll all the time be one thing to take pleasure in. Each match within the league will happen throughout a set of 4 maps, leaving the door open for attracts.
At the tip of every stage there shall be a playoff primarily based on a staff’s document throughout that interval (the winner will take $125,000) after which a 10-day break earlier than the subsequent batch of video games start. The total league standings are primarily based on a staff’s document throughout all phases.
Got that? Okay, as a result of now it will get slightly sophisticated. The League is damaged into two divisions: Pacific and Atlantic. The Pacific Division is made up of West coast US groups and the 2 Asian sides, and the Atlantic Division consists of the East coast groups plus London Spitfire. Teams will play 20 video games inside their division and 20 video games cross-division.
The high staff in every division goes into the put up season and will get a bye week, and so they’re joined by the 4 groups with the most effective document, no matter division. So you might theoretically get a lopsided postseason.
The complete prize pool is $three.5m, and you may see precisely how that breaks down on Blizzard’s announcement put up. Oh, and all of the matches are taking place in Los Angeles as a result of groups do not but have venues of their ‘dwelling’ cities.
I am truly genuinely excited for this. I am undecided I will watch it religiously, but it surely’s good to know that there’ll all the time be a sport on if I fancy tuning in. Will you be following one staff specifically, or simply having fun with the spectacle?