Everyone remembers their first Overwatch match. You were excited, nervous, and probably Ice Walled at exactly the right (wrong) time. In the spirit of firsts, it's time to capture history with the inaugural Overwatch League (OWL) Grand Finals, so hold on to your payload!
OWL Grand Finals
This weekend, July 27th and 28th, Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY will host a huge gaming showdown -- the first-ever OWL Grand Finals. Fans will watch on as the final two teams standing; the Philadelphia Fusion and London Spitfire, square off in a best-of-three series. Like any team that actually stays with the payload, the winners will be crowned Overwatch League champions and take home the $1M prize.
Just like in Hanamura, we're fighting for the future -- and T-Mobile is proud to be sponsors of this up-and-coming eSport. Leading up to the event this weekend we hosted a fan meet & greet with the League's ten player ambassadors at our Signature Store in Times Square, and even ran a little IRL game action! Together with one of our favorite Houston Outlaws players, Jake Lyon (@jakeow), we held a scavenger hunt and stashed loot and tickets to the sold-out OWL Finals around NYC, in six locations inspired by League teams.
Those joining OWL in NY for the Grand Finals will find no shortage of things to do in Barclays Center -- with DJ sets, performance painting and cosplayers roaming the premises, the League won't be the only talent in the building. Fans can create custom signs and get decked out with temporary tattoos and face paint to cheer on their team of choice during matches. Once they're in full gear; they can capture a little history of their own by posing with the trophy in the photo booth or taking pics set against an Overwatch-themed backdrop. Of course there will be giveaways and a gear store, too.
Philadelphia Fusion vs. London Spitfire
T-Mobile OWL Finals MVP
An Overwatch player knows Supports are the real heroes of any match, and the world needs heroes -- which is why we're stoked to sponsor the T-Mobile OWL Finals MVP Award. Let us hear your voice! Fans can vote on Twitter using #OWLMVP + the player’s BattleTag. The Finals MVP winner will be announced on stage at Barclay's Center on July 28 @ 6 PM PT/9 PM ET.
Not an NYC local? You don't have to miss out on this action. The OWL Grand Finals will be live-streamed on Twitch, OverwatchLeague.com, and the Overwatch League app. Friday's matches will also be broadcast live on ESPN and Disney XD, and you can tune in on Saturday on ESPN3 and Disney XD. No matter how you choose to watch; make sure to tune in over the weekend and cast your vote before the final battle is done. Follow T-Mobile on Twitter to stay updated with real-time context from Jake (@jakeow) and Muma (@muma)! Hurry, because it'll be over faster than you can say "Ryū ga waga teki wo kurau!"