The big guns are out now.
The first-ever Stage Finals of the Overwatch League will take place this Sunday, 11 February AEDT/NZDT. The top three teams by standings at the end of regular stage play will compete for a share of a $125,000 USD bonus. The semi-finals and finals will be scheduled as two additional matches on top of the regularly scheduled matches on Sunday, 11 February AEDT/NZDT.
Regional rivalries, upsets, and overtime thrillers have kept the league’s standings fluid from the beginning. The current top seven teams in the standings – each mathematically eligible for the Stage 1 Finals – is below, while OverwatchLeague.com’s latest blog post breaks down the odds for each team:
- Who: The top three teams by standings (regardless of division) from Stage 1. (Total map wins serves as the tiebreaker if win/loss records are tied).
- What: Stage 1 winner earns a $100,000 USD bonus, while the runner-up receives a $25,000 USD bonus.
- When: Sunday, 11 February AEDT/NZDT. Semi-finals (2nd place team vs. 3rd place team): 12:00pm AEDT/2:00pm NZDT; semi-finals winner faces 1st ranked team at approximately 2:00pm AEDT/4:00pm NZDT.
- Where to Watch: Matches take place live at the Blizzard Arena Los Angeles. International viewers can tune in at Twitch.tv/OverwatchLeague, MLG.com and OverwatchLeague.comand on both the MLG and Overwatch League apps (available for iOS and Android).