The NYXL have announced their plan to XL-size their upcoming season opener homestand with “XL Weekend: The Ultimate Fan Experience.” Hosting their first home games, the NYXL are planning an unforgettable start to the 2020 season.
The matches themselves will be February 8-9, at the Hammerstein Ballroom. As of January 29, limited ticket options are still available but are going fast.
First Match: Paris Eternal vs Toronto Defiant
Second Match: NYXL vs London Spitfire
First Match: Paris Eternal vs London Spitfire
Second Match: NYXL vs Boston Uprising
Those unable to procure tickets need not fear, as the NYXL plans to envelop fans in a full weekend of events across NYC. XL Weekend will give local supporters a true homestand experience even if they can’t attend the actual matches.
To kick things off, the NYXL are teaming up with Tespa and New York Institute of Technology to host an Opening Weekend Student Night. This event gives students the opportunity to engage with like-minded scholars and industry professionals, while playing video games. Doors at OS NYC open at 6:30 pm February 7, and requires RSVP and a student ID to enter.
The NYXL’s XL Weekend pre-party will also be February 7 at OS NYC and will begin at 9:00 pm. Hosted by special guest Do-hyeon “Pine” Kim, the party will have over 40 PCs available for fans to game on. The party details page teases that Pine may be clicking some heads during the event- but fans will have to be there to find out. For homestand ticket holders, a free Coca-Cola drink will await them at entry. Space is limited, so fans will need to RSVP in advance.
The After Party
What better way to celebrate a day of great Overwatch than with Big Boss Pine and karaoke? For $10 a ticket, fans are invited to the official NYXL after party event at Muses Karaoke & Bar. The party will begin at 8:00 pm on February 8, and tickets can be purchased from the party details page. Hosted by Pine himself and featuring themed drinks, this event is sure to end opening day with a bang.
For the Morning People
Prior to the February 9 matches, supporters of the NYXL can spend the morning together and get hyped for the day with brunch. Early-to-rise fans can start their Sunday with an all-you-can-eat breakfast, complete with a side of NYXL themed bingo. NYXL Bingo Brunch will be held at 9:30 am at Versa NYC, after which fans can head over to Hammerstein together. Tickets for this event are $25, and spots are limited.
But Wait, There’s More…
The man, the myth, the legend Chris Puckett will be returning to the Overwatch stage to MC the first homestand in NYC! Adding to the hype, the Overwatch League will also be offering limited edition in-game sprays to all homestand attendees.
Stay tuned for more coverage about the NYXL’s first homestand!
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