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    OVERWATCH LEAGUE 2019

    TEAMS
    Atlantic Division
    • Atlanta Reign (ATL)
    • Boston Uprising (BOS)
    • Florida Mayhem (FLA)
    • Houston Outlaws (HOU)
    • London Spitfire (LDN)
    • New York Excelsior (NYE)
    • Paris Eternal (PAR)
    • Philadelphia Fusion (PHI)
    • Toronto Defiant (TOR)
    • Washington Justice (WAS)
    Pacific Division
    • Chengdu Hunters (CDH)
    • Dallas Fuel (DAL)
    • Guangzhou Charge (GZC)
    • Hangzhou Spark (HZS)
    • Los Angeles Gladiators (GLA)
    • Los Angeles Valiant (VAL)
    • San Francisco Shock (SFS)
    • Seoul Dynasty (SEO)
    • Shanghai Dragons (SHD)
    • Vancouver Titans (VAN)


    Stage 1 Week 5

    Day 1 (03/16/2019)
    VoD: twitch.tv/videos/396497031 (1st Match Map Set @00:46:03)
    • WAS vs. PAR
    • LDN vs. SEO
    • BOS vs. DAL
    • ATL vs. CDH
    Day 2 (03/17/2019)
    VoD: twitch.tv/videos/397054233 (1st Match Map Set @00:44:33)
    • PHI vs. PAR
    • WAS vs. FLA
    • HOU vs. ATL (@04:36:17)
    • GZC vs. VAN
     
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    Nanzer confirms teams to play in home cities in 2020
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    3/15/19
    Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer has confirmed the 2020 season of the Overwatch League will be played in the franchises' home cities. Nanzer confirmed this at a panel hosted by ESPN's Mina Kimes at South by Southwest Conference and Festivals (SXSW) and his confirmation was posted to Twitter by ESPN's Jacob Wolf. Nanzer later tweeted about it himself.

    Jacob Wolf also reported teams will be in charge of venues, ticket sales and associated fees while the league would remain responsible for the broadcast. No video was posted to accompany the additional report.

    The implementation of home and away matches could pose a unique set of challenges for organizations in the Overwatch League. Endemic esports organizations have little to no experience hosting home matches at team-owned venues.

    Even franchises owned by those with a background in traditional sports may face a new set of problems with the Overwatch League's ambitions. While ownership from the sports world is used to running venues and travelling for matches, the scale of the Overwatch League makes this task different from what they're used to.

    There are currently 13 teams in North America, five in Asia and two in Europe. The league's traditional sports owners manage teams that travel across North America; the Overwatch League will have teams travel across the world.

    The Sports Business Journal's Ben Fischer reported that there will be no expansion before then. This followed Nate Nanzer's confirmation at SXSW of home and away matches in 2020.

    This sets up the 2020 season to be played in 19 cities across the world by 20 teams (two teams are based in Los Angeles). Closing off the league to more expansion at this time is likely a move to give every team competing in the next season time to build the infrastructure necessary to host Overwatch League matches.

    Three teams are hosting Overwatch League matches this season. The Dallas Fuel, the Atlanta Reign and the Los Angeles Valiant will all host a weekend of matches in 2019. All other matches of the 2019 season are played at the Blizzard Arena in Burbank, California.

    These home weekends will give Overwatch League fans the first taste of OWL franchises hosting matches at their own venues. They will also likely serve as test runs for the Overwatch League in how they may implement their 2020 vision.

    The first home weekend will be hosted by the Dallas Fuel on April 27 and April 28.

    The Overwatch League will finish Stage 1 with matches this Saturday and Sunday.


    Nate Nanzer @SXSW 2019



     
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    OVERWATCH LEAGUE 2019


    STAGE 1 Standings
    2/14/19 - 3/17/19
    [P] Pacific Division
    [A] Atlantic Division


    1) 7-0 (24-0-6) +18 [P] Vancouver Titans
    2) 7-0 (22-1-6) +16 [A] New York Excelsior
    3) 5-2 (17-1-12) +5 [A] Philadelphia Fusion
    3) 5-2 (16-2-11) +5 [A] Toronto Defiant
    5) 4-3 (18-0-12) +6 [A] Atlanta Reign
    6) 4-3 (17-0-12) +5 [P] San Francisco Shock
    6) 4-3 (16-1-11) +5 [P] Seoul Dynasty
    8) 4-3 (16-1-13) +3 [A] Boston Uprising
    ----------------------------------------------------------------- Top 8 advance to the Stage 1 Playoffs

    9) 4-3 (15-0-15) 0 [P] Dallas Fuel
    10) 3-4 (14-2-13) +1 [P] Los Angeles Gladiators
    11) 3-4 (15-0-16) -1 [P] Guangzhou Charge
    12) 3-4 (13-1-16) -3 [A] Houston Outlaws
    13) 3-4 (12-1-16) -4 [P] Hangzhou Spark
    13) 3-4 (13-0-17) -4 [P] Shanghai Dragons
    13) 3-4 (12-2-16) -4 [A] London Spitfire
    16) 3-4 (12-0-20) -8 [P] Chengdu Hunters
    16) 3-4 (09-2-17) -8 [A] Paris Eternal
    18) 1-6 (09-1-20) -11 [A] Washington Justice
    19) 1-6 (09-1-21) -12 [A] Florida Mayhem
    20) 0-7 (10-2-19) -9 [P] Los Angeles Valiant​


    STAGE 1 Playoffs

    STAGE 2
     
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    OVERWATCH LEAGUE 2019
    Stage 1 - Stage Playoffs
    (3/21/19 - 3/24/19)


    Stage 1 Top 8 Teams
    1 Vancouver Titans
    2 New York Excelsior
    3 Philadelphia Fusion
    3 Toronto Defiant
    5 Atlanta Reign
    6 San Francisco Shock
    6 Seoul Dynasty
    8 Boston Uprising


    Stage 1 Playoffs: Quarterfinals

    Day 1: 3/21/19 (CT)
    8pm - NY Excelsior vs. Seoul Dynasty
    10pm - Vancouver Titans vs. Boston Uprising

    Day 2: 3/22/19 (CT)
    8pm - Philadelphia Fusion vs. Atlanta Reign
    10pm - Toronto Defiant vs. San Francisco Shock


    Stage 1 Playoffs: Semifinals
    3/23/19 (CT)
    Vancouver Titans vs. Seoul Dynasty
    Philadelphia Fusion vs. San Francisco Shock


    Stage 1 Playoffs: Finals
    3/24/19 (CT)
    Vancouver Titans vs. San Francisco Shock


     
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    OVERWATCH LEAGUE 2019
    STAGE 2


    TEAMS
    Atlantic Division
    • Atlanta Reign (ATL)
    • Boston Uprising (BOS)
    • Florida Mayhem (FLA)
    • Houston Outlaws (HOU)
    • London Spitfire (LDN)
    • New York Excelsior (NYE)
    • Paris Eternal (PAR)
    • Philadelphia Fusion (PHI)
    • Toronto Defiant (TOR)
    • Washington Justice (WAS)
    Pacific Division
    • Chengdu Hunters (CDH)
    • Dallas Fuel (DAL)
    • Guangzhou Charge (GZC)
    • Hangzhou Spark (HZS)
    • Los Angeles Gladiators (GLA)
    • Los Angeles Valiant (VAL)
    • San Francisco Shock (SFS)
    • Seoul Dynasty (SEO)
    • Shanghai Dragons (SHD)
    • Vancouver Titans (VAN)


    Stage 2 Week 1

    Day 1 (4/4/2019 CT)
    • PHI vs. NYE (6:00pm CT)
    • BOS vs. ATL (7:45pm)
    • SHD vs. GLA (9:30pm)
    • GZC vs. PAR (11:15pm)
    Day 2 (4/5/2019 CT)
    • LDN vs. FLA (6:00pm CT)
    • WAS vs. TOR (7:45pm)
    • VAL vs. SFS (9:30pm)
    • GLA vs. SEO (11:15pm)
    Day 3 (4/6/2019 CT)
    • FLA vs. PHI (2:00pm CT)
    • TOR vs. BOS (3:45pm)
    • NYE vs. SHD (5:30pm)
    • CDH vs. PAR (7:15pm)
    Day 4 (4/7/2019 CT)
    • SFS vs. GZC (2:00pm CT)
    • ATL vs. LDN (3:45pm)
    • VAN vs. HZS (5:30pm)
    • WAS vs. CDH (7:15pm)


     
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    OVERWATCH LEAGUE 2019
    STAGE 2


    For Houston Outlaws, Stage 2 begins on Saturday NEXT WEEK (4/13/2019) with the match against Vancouver Titans. There'll be a grand viewing party I heard.






     
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    OVERWATCH LEAGUE 2019
    STAGE 2


    TEAMS
    Atlantic Division
    • Atlanta Reign (ATL)
    • Boston Uprising (BOS)
    • Florida Mayhem (FLA)
    • Houston Outlaws (HOU)
    • London Spitfire (LDN)
    • New York Excelsior (NYE)
    • Paris Eternal (PAR)
    • Philadelphia Fusion (PHI)
    • Toronto Defiant (TOR)
    • Washington Justice (WAS)
    Pacific Division
    • Chengdu Hunters (CDH)
    • Dallas Fuel (DAL)
    • Guangzhou Charge (GZC)
    • Hangzhou Spark (HZS)
    • Los Angeles Gladiators (GLA)
    • Los Angeles Valiant (VAL)
    • San Francisco Shock (SFS)
    • Seoul Dynasty (SEO)
    • Shanghai Dragons (SHD)
    • Vancouver Titans (VAN)


    Stage 2 Week 2

    Day 1 (4/11/2019 CT)
    • PAR vs. FLA (6:00pm CT)
    • NYE vs. WAS (7:45pm)
    • VAN vs. SEO (9:30pm)
    • TOR vs. PHI (11:15pm)
    Day 2 (4/12/2019 CT)
    • VAL vs. ATL (6:00pm CT)
    • BOS vs. HZS (7:45pm)
    • GZC vs. SFS (9:30pm)
    • CDH vs. SHD (11:15pm)
    Day 3 (4/13/2019 CT)
    Day 4 (4/14/2019 CT)
    • DAL vs. PAR (2:00pm CT)
    • ATL vs. WAS (3:45pm)
    • NYE vs. FLA (5:30pm)
    • VAL vs. GLA (7:15pm)


     
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    Houston Watch Party:


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    OVERWATCH LEAGUE 2019
    STAGE 2


    TEAMS
    Atlantic Division
    • Atlanta Reign (ATL)
    • Boston Uprising (BOS)
    • Florida Mayhem (FLA)
    • Houston Outlaws (HOU)
    • London Spitfire (LDN)
    • New York Excelsior (NYE)
    • Paris Eternal (PAR)
    • Philadelphia Fusion (PHI)
    • Toronto Defiant (TOR)
    • Washington Justice (WAS)
    Pacific Division
    • Chengdu Hunters (CDH)
    • Dallas Fuel (DAL)
    • Guangzhou Charge (GZC)
    • Hangzhou Spark (HZS)
    • Los Angeles Gladiators (GLA)
    • Los Angeles Valiant (VAL)
    • San Francisco Shock (SFS)
    • Seoul Dynasty (SEO)
    • Shanghai Dragons (SHD)
    • Vancouver Titans (VAN)


    Stage 2 Week 3

    Day 1 (4/18/2019 CT)
    Day 2 (4/19/2019 CT)
    Day 3 (4/20/2019 CT)
    Day 4 (4/21/2019 CT)


     
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    OVERWATCH LEAGUE 2019
    STAGE 2


    TEAMS
    Atlantic Division
    • Atlanta Reign (ATL)
    • Boston Uprising (BOS)
    • Florida Mayhem (FLA)
    • Houston Outlaws (HOU)
    • London Spitfire (LDN)
    • New York Excelsior (NYE)
    • Paris Eternal (PAR)
    • Philadelphia Fusion (PHI)
    • Toronto Defiant (TOR)
    • Washington Justice (WAS)
    Pacific Division
    • Chengdu Hunters (CDH)
    • Dallas Fuel (DAL)
    • Guangzhou Charge (GZC)
    • Hangzhou Spark (HZS)
    • Los Angeles Gladiators (GLA)
    • Los Angeles Valiant (VAL)
    • San Francisco Shock (SFS)
    • Seoul Dynasty (SEO)
    • Shanghai Dragons (SHD)
    • Vancouver Titans (VAN)


    Stage 2 Week 4

    Day 1 (4/27/2019 CT)
    Day 2 (4/28/2019 CT)
     
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    BUD LIGHT HOMESTAND WEEKEND - DALLAS

    The Overwatch League’s first-ever home-market matches are set. The Dallas Fuel will host the first of three Homestand Weekends this season, hosting eight matches at Allen Event Center on April 27-28. Here’s the official match schedule for the two-day event in North Texas:

    Saturday, April 27
    Paris Eternal vs. London Spitfire 11 a.m.
    Hangzhou Spark vs. Chengdu Hunters 12:45 p.m.
    Houston Outlaws vs. Seoul Dynasty 2:30 p.m.
    Los Angeles Valiant vs. Dallas Fuel 4:15 p.m.

    Sunday, April 28
    Hangzhou Spark vs. Paris Eternal 12 p.m.
    Chengdu Hunters vs. London Spitfire 1:45 p.m.
    Seoul Dynasty vs. Los Angeles Valiant 3:30 p.m.
    Houston Outlaws vs. Dallas Fuel 5:15 p.m.

    Tickets info: https://www.alleneventcenter.com/186/Account-Manager

     
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    OVERWATCH LEAGUE 2019
    STAGE 2


    TEAMS
    Atlantic Division
    • Atlanta Reign (ATL)
    • Boston Uprising (BOS)
    • Florida Mayhem (FLA)
    • Houston Outlaws (HOU)
    • London Spitfire (LDN)
    • New York Excelsior (NYE)
    • Paris Eternal (PAR)
    • Philadelphia Fusion (PHI)
    • Toronto Defiant (TOR)
    • Washington Justice (WAS)
    Pacific Division
    • Chengdu Hunters (CDH)
    • Dallas Fuel (DAL)
    • Guangzhou Charge (GZC)
    • Hangzhou Spark (HZS)
    • Los Angeles Gladiators (GLA)
    • Los Angeles Valiant (VAL)
    • San Francisco Shock (SFS)
    • Seoul Dynasty (SEO)
    • Shanghai Dragons (SHD)
    • Vancouver Titans (VAN)


    Stage 2 Week 5

    Day 1 (5/2/2019 CT)
    Day 2 (5/3/2019 CT)
    • BOS vs. GLA (7:30pm CT)
    • TOR vs. VAN (9:15pm)
    • SHD vs. WAS (11:00pm)
    Day 3 (5/4/2019 CT)
    Day 4 (5/5/2019 CT)
    • TOR vs. PAR (2:00pm CT)
    • WAS vs. BOS (3:45pm)
    • SHD vs. SFS (5:30pm)
    • SEO vs. HZS (7:15pm)
     
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    OVERWATCH LEAGUE 2019


    STAGE 2 Standings
    4/4/19-5/5/19
    [P] Pacific Division
    [A] Atlantic Division


    1) 7-0 (28-0-0) +28 [P] San Francisco Shock
    2) 7-0 (25-0-3) +22 [P] Vancouver Titans
    3) 6-1 (21-2-5) +16 [A] London Spitfire
    4) 6-1 (19-1-9) +10 [P] LA Gladiators
    5) 5-2 (21-1-7) +14 [A] New York Excelsior
    6) 5-2 (16-1-11) +5 [P] Dallas Fuel
    7) 5-2 (15-16-0) -1 [P] Hangzhou Spark
    8) 4-3 (13-13-2) 0 [P] Shanghai Dragons
    -------------------------------------------------------------- Top 8 advance to the Stage 1 Playoffs

    9) 3-4 (15-14-0) +1 [P] Chengdu Hunters
    10) 3-4 (15-15-0) 0 [P] Seoul Dynasty
    11) 3-4 (12-1-15) -3 [A] Philadelphia Fusion
    11) 3-4 (14-0-17) -3 [A] Atlanta Reign
    13) 3-4 (13-0-19) -6 [A] Boston Uprising
    13) 3-4 (12-1-18) -6 [P] LA Valiant
    15) 2-5 (11-0-18) -7 [A] Toronto Defiant
    16) 2-5 (10-1-18) -8 [A] Paris Eternal
    17) 2-5 (8-0-22) -14 [P] Guangzhou Charge
    18) 1-6 (8-0-21) -13 [A] Washington Justice
    19) 0-7 (6-1-21) -15 [A] Florida Mayhem
    20) 0-7 (4-1-24) -20 [A] Houston Outlaws


    STAGE 2 Playoffs

    STAGE 3


     
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    OVERWATCH LEAGUE 2019
    Stage 2 - Stage Playoffs
    (4/4/19-5/5/19)


    Stage 2 Top 8 Teams
    1 San Francisco Shock
    2 Vancouver Titans
    3 London Spitfire
    4 LA Gladiators
    5 New York Excelsior
    6 Dallas Fuel
    7 Hangzhou Spark
    8 Shanghai Dragons


    Stage 2 Playoffs: QUARTERFINALS

    Day 1: 5/9/2019 (CT)
    8pm - Shanghai Dragons vs. SF Shock
    10pm - Hangzhou Spark vs. London Spitfire
    Day 2: 5/10/2019 (CT)
    8pm - NY Excelsior vs. LA Gladiators
    10pm - Dallas Fuel vs. Vancouver Titans

    Stage 2 Playoffs: SEMIFINALS
    5/11/2019 (CT)
    2pm - SF Shock vs. Hangzhou Spark
    5pm - NY Excelsior vs. Vancouver Titans

    Stage 2 Playoffs: FINALS
    5/12/2019 (CT)
    12pm - SF Shock vs. Vancouver Titans


     
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    HOUSTON OUTLAWS




    Immortals Gaming Club – the parent company of Immortals, MIBR, Los Angeles Valiant, and Gamers Club – is “very likely” to be successful in the purchase of Infinite Esports & Entertainment, according to sources close to the deal.

    The company’s interest in acquiring Infinite Esports & Entertainment – which houses OpTic Gaming, OpTic LoL, and Houston Outlaws – was first reported on May 3rd by ESPN. On May 1st, Immortals Gaming Club rebranded from Immortals LLC following a Series B funding round that amounted to $30 million.

    Should the sale go through, Immortals Gaming Club would set up a separate holding entity for Overwatch League franchise Houston Outlaws while it tries to sell it in the following months. According to ESPN’s report, it is against “league-wide multi-ownership rules” for a company to house two franchises in Activision Blizzard’s league and with LA Valiant already a part of the Immortals ownership group, action would need to be taken on that front.

    Texas Esports, which is the majority owner of Infinite Esports & Entertainment, has set a deadline for the sale of May 31st, according to sources. It is considering selling the company to Immortals Gaming Club for substantially less than the initial reported amount of $150 million by this date – even if it means degrading the OpTic Gaming brand.

    Starting in 2018, Riot Games introduced franchising to North American competition NA LCS – resulting in 10 franchises becoming permanent partners in the league for $10 million each. Immortals was declined as a partner and subsequently hasn’t been part of the league since 2017, though that will change should the reported Infinite Esports & Entertainment purchase prove successful.

    It was reported in November 2017 that Texas Rangers co-owner Neil Leibman had acquired a majority stake in OpTic Gaming. The organisation became part of Infinite Esports & Entertainment, which over the coming months became the home to a suite of supporting companies, such as Innovative Performance Institute, Triggerfish Partnerships, NGAGE Esports, Sector Six, Third Label, and No Scope Media. It also acquired the organisations Obey Alliance and Team Allegiance in the first half of 2018.

    Immortals declined to comment when asked by Esports Insider.

    Esports Insider says: If this deal does indeed go through, we find it hard to see how OpTic Gaming will still exist: its LCS team would be rebranded, Immortals owns MIBR so it can’t retain the Danish CS:GO team, and Call of Duty franchising means that the brand wouldn’t exist as we currently know it come 2020. This, all in all, would be a sad sight for the industry considering OpTic Gaming is undoubtedly one of the leading brands and only seemed to be getting better up until 2018.


     
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