The Overwatch League’s Grand Finals will take place starting Friday, but the organization has announced that Philadelphia Fusion will take on London Spitfire in a three game series. The first match will begin on July 27 at 7 PM EST.
The Overwatch League’s Grand Finals teams are decided: the London Spitfire and Philadelphia Fusion will play next Friday and Saturday in front of a sold-out crowd at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
No. 6 Philadelphia swept top-seeded New York Excelsior 2-0 on Saturday night at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles to advance to the Grand Finals. No. 5 London upset the Pacific Division-winning Los Angeles Valiant on Friday night, winning the best-of-three series 2-0.
Following the Philadelphia-New York semifinal this evening, the Overwatch League’s championship trophy was revealed by Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan. Inspired by the helmet of Reinhardt, one of the original Overwatch heroes who is tasked with protecting his teammates, the trophy will be presented to the winning team after next week’s Grand Finals.
London and Philadelphia will compete for a $1,400,000 prize pool, with the first match scheduled for 7:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 27. That match will be live-broadcast on ESPN and will be on Twitch.
In addition, Overwatch will be free to play this weekend, from this Friday to Monday, July 30. Stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.
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