The Overwatch League took to Twitter today to announce its plans for the Grand Finals and All-Star Events.
On October 10th, champion the future 🏆
The stage is set, mark your calendars for the #OWL2020 Grand Finals 📅
— Overwatch League (@overwatchleague) August 13, 2020
The four teams that survive the playoff tournaments in Asia and North America will battle online in a double-elimination bracket for the league championship during Grand Finals Weekend from October 8-10.
Here is the bracket showing how it will all go down:
Alongside the bracket, the league also released a more detailed schedule with the exact dates and times of the games:
After the regional playoffs conclude on September 13th, the final two teams from the North American region will travel to Asia so that the final four teams are able to compete on the same server for the Grand Finals weekend. The league stated that they will give the competing teams a few weeks off to compensate for travel, quarantine, and recovery time.
Grand Finals Alternate Plans:
However, if travel is deemed unsafe by league officials, then the plans for the Grand Finals will be changed to the following:
Two finalists in each region will play an extended series. Then two regional champions will be named for the 2020 season.
The 2020 champion will take home a US $1.5 million prize and the championship trophy. The runner-up gets $750,000, with $450,000 for third place and $350,000 for fourth place. If the season finishes with two regional champions, the prize money allocations will change: both regional champions get $1,000,000; the two second-place teams in each region get $500,000.
After the championship, the 2020 T-Mobile Overwatch League Grand Finals MVP will be announced.
All of the Grand Finals matches will be presented live and on-demand on the Overwatch League youtube channel. As well as on their website and app. OWL Tokens will be available for drops during all events during the Grand Finals weekend.
As the teams have been split into two regions and made to play online there is going to be double the All-Stars events. The two events will be held prior to the start of the Grand Finals weekend.
All-Stars Asia will take place on Saturday, September 26th. Which will then be followed by All-Stars North America on Saturday, October 3rd.
Fans can vote for All-Star representatives now until August 27. They can select four players per role (damage, tank, and support) for each region (Asia and North America). The top 18 vote-getters from each region will qualify for their respective All-Stars events. Final All-Stars rosters are subject to where players are located at the time of the events.
Both All-Stars events will include the following matches; however, additional matches might be added or changed:
- T-Mobile Talent Takedown—Broadcast talent play a 6v6 match in a 3-map set.
- Widowmaker 1v1 Tournament—Top players compete in a 1v1 headshots-only format.
- All-Star Game—Pros play a 6v6 match in a 3-map set.
All-Stars voting results and additional match details and participants will be sent out in September.
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