2020 Overwatch League Season Launched with Packed Houses in New York and Dallas

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February 11, 2020

Ten of the twenty Overwatch League teams played last weekend at events in New York City [SOLD OUT both days] and Dallas [SOLD OUT Saturday], officially bringing the league’s city-based vision to life in front of packed crowds.

The New York Excelsior hosted the Boston Uprising, London Spitfire, Paris Eternal and Toronto Defiant at the iconic Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan over the last weekend. The Dallas Fuel hosted the Los Angeles Gladiators, Los Angeles Valiant, Vancouver Titans, and defending Overwatch League champions San Francisco Shock at Arlington Esports Stadium.

Since the inaugural Overwatch League season in 2018, the League has planned a city-based model in which teams compete in their markets in front of their home fans. That vision is now reality as packed home crowds were roaring in week one. In New York, thousands of fans shook the 114 year-old venue, with roars of “MVP! MVP! MVP!” for home-town hero, Sung-hyeon “JJoNak” Bang, the 2018 Overwatch League Most Valuable Player before matches began. Meanwhile in Dallas, a sea of Fuel kits left no confusion who the packed house was supporting.

Fans not in New York or Dallas watched on YouTube, the exclusive streaming partner worldwide, excluding China, for Activision Blizzard Esports’ live broadcasts.

The full 2020 schedule can be found at www.overwatchleague.com/schedule and tickets can be purchased on the Overwatch League’s ticket page.

The remaining North American teams will start their seasons in Philadelphia, home of the Fusion, next weekend. Home matches in China have been cancelled for February and March in order to protect the health and safety of players, fans, and staff.

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