Overwatch League season two will launch with at least 14 teams, as Atlanta and Guangzhou were confirmed as new host cities. More teams are expected to join the ambitious eSports league by next year.
Video Games August 3, 2018
The London Spitfire have emerged as the first Overwatch League champions, beating the Philadelphia Fusion in two sets. The Grand Finals were held in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, with the home team New York Excelsior watching from the sidelines.
Video Games July 30, 2018
Blizzard has entered a deal with Disney to bring the Overwatch League to the mainstream. The Overwatch League playoffs, including the first Grand Finals, will be broadcast on ESPN and Disney XD, with a highlight show on ABC.
Video Games July 12, 2018
The Dallas Fuel continues its rough season in the Overwatch League with the release of head coach Kyle 'KyKy' Souder and star DPS player Dong-jun 'Rascal' Kim. Does the team have what it takes to turn things around?
Video Games April 17, 2018
The Overwatch League has issued an indefinite suspension against Boston Uprising player Jonathan 'DreamKazper' Sanchez over allegations of sexual misconduct involving a 14-year-old fan. Nothing has been confirmed, but the evidence against Sanchez appears to be too incriminating to ignore.
Video Games April 9, 2018
The New York Excelsior took the Overwatch League Stage 2 title after an exciting finals match against the Philadelphia Fusion. The New York Excelsior has now redeemed itself, after losing in the Stage 1 finals against the London Spitfire.
Video Games March 26, 2018
The Dallas Fuel parted ways with Felix 'xQc' Lengyel after the controversial player was again suspended from the Overwatch League. Lengyel received his second suspension over disparaging statements made to fellow players and casters.
Video Games March 12, 2018
Fans will now be able to unlock Overwatch League skins just by watching matches on Twitch, MLG, or Overwatchleague.com. However, following the matches on Twitch offers more perks beyond collecting Overwatch League tokens.
Video Games February 22, 2018
The London Spitfire mounted an enormous comeback against the New York Excelsior to win stage one of the Overwatch League season one. Viewers are now looking forward to stage two, but Blizzard is already planning for Overwatch League season two.
Video Games February 12, 2018
The 'Overwatch' League is rumored to get its first professional female player soon. Geguri, a South Korean Zarya player is reportedly in talks with the Shanghai Dragons.
Video Games February 7, 2018
Overwatch League player Felix 'xQc' Lengyel of the Dallas Fuel was suspended for launching a homophobic slur against Austin 'Muma' Wilmot of the Houston Outlaws. The incident brings the spotlight back on the toxicity of 'Overwatch.'
Video Games January 22, 2018
Blizzard Entertainment recently announced on Twitter the release date of the new Blizzard World map for ‘Overwatch.’ It appears that players can already get it this Jan.23.
Video Games January 17, 2018
The peak number of Twitch viewers for the Overwatch League launch day reached over 415,000, much higher than expected. The question now is whether the groundbreaking eSports league will maintain its popularity as the first season goes on.
Video Games January 12, 2018
Overwatch League has begun and Blizzard has released an update to let gamers further show their spirit. In the latest update, league skins have been added for every character.
Video Games January 10, 2018
"Overwatch" director Jeff Kaplan looks back at the title in 2017 and gives gamers a glimpse into what is coming in 2018.
Video Games January 2, 2018
Fans of the 12 Overwatch League teams will be able to buy the team skins, said commissioner Nate Nanzer. However, purchasing Overwatch League team skins will work in a different way compared to buying regular 'Overwatch' skins.
Video Games December 5, 2017
A professional 'Overwatch' player was suspended while streaming a match for an apparent case of false reporting. The Dallas Fuel member reported other players, but he was the one who was punished.
Video Games November 19, 2017
The Overwatch League Season One will start on Jan.10, 2018. Blizzard has now revealed how the matches in the eSports tournament will play out, as the 12 teams battle for the $1 million grand prize.
Video Games November 5, 2017
The last three teams have joined the Overwatch League roster to take the total count to 12 teams. The preseason will start in December, and the inaugural season will officially launch in January.
Video Games September 21, 2017
NRG Esports signed Jay Won, one of the best 'Overwatch' players in North America, to a $150,000 Overwatch League contract. The amount does not yet include his share from the bonuses that the team can earn.
Video Games September 3, 2017
Blizzard revealed the salaries that gamers will earn in the inaugural season of the Overwatch League. Skilled 'Overwatch' players looking to take their game to the next level should definitely think about trying out for one of the teams.
Video Games July 26, 2017
This summer, Blizzard will launch 'Overwatch' Contenders, a developmental league for aspiring 'Overwatch' League professional players. The tournament offers cash prizes, and perhaps more importantly, the chance to be noticed by eSports teams.
Video Games May 23, 2017
ESPN claimed that Blizzard is struggling to attract teams to join the Overwatch League, primarily because the franchise fee is a whopping $20 million. Blizzard has released a statement to fire back at the controversial report.
Video Games May 12, 2017