There can be only one.
The London Spitfire defeated the Philadelphia Fusion in the Overwatch League Grand Finals at Barclays Center in Brooklyn yesterday, with London sweeping Philadelphia in the second match of the series, 3-0. For their efforts, the London Spitfire earned a $1,000,000 USD prize, which equates to almost $1.5m Aussie bangers. The Philadelphia Fusion also walked away with a casual $400,000 USD.
It was a packed house with 22,434 total attendance over the two days of competition. Special musical guests included DJ Khaled, DJ Mick and DJ Envy, and celebs from Jon Bon Jovi to D’Angelo Russell (Brooklyn Nets) joined in on the excitement.
After a 40-match regular season, which began on 11 January, the top six teams in the standings faced off in two playoff rounds held at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles. A tale of underdog over achievement, the London Spitfire entered the playoffs as the No. 5 seed while the Philadelphia Fusion was the No. 6 seed.