The final stage of the Overwatch League will start on September 3, 2020.
2020 was a complicated year for the League, between the cancellation of homestands due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many internal turmoil within teams and sexual scandals. The Overwatch League 2020 Season is now coming to an end, as the League reveals the format of its Playoffs.
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— Overwatch League (@overwatchleague) July 15, 2020
Overwatch League 2020 Regional and Playoffs formats
The Overwatch League Playoffs will begin on September 3, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will only be available online, with no live audience. Over two weeks, teams will compete into two regional brackets before battling for the Grand Champion title.
13 teams are playing in North America:
- Atlanta Reign
- Boston Uprising
- Dallas Fuel
- Florida Mayhem
- Houston Outlaws
- Los Angeles Gladiators
- Los Angeles Valiant
- Paris Eternal
- Philadelphia Fusion
- San Francisco Shock
- Toronto Defiant
- Vancouver Titans
- Washington Justice
7 teams are playing in Asia :
- Chengdu Hunters
- Guangzhou Charge
- Hangzhou Spark
- London Spitfire
- New York Excelsior
- Shanghai Dragons
- Seoul Dynasty
All matches will be first-to-three maps wins, with the exception of the Grand Finals, which is first-to-four maps.
Overwatch League 2020 Cash Prizes
Teams will compete not only to be crowned the Overwatch League 2020 Champions, but also to get the most out of the $4 million cash prize at stake.
All teams reaching the double-elimination rounds are eligible to a prize. The reward depends on how well the team performed during the Playoffs:
- Teams reaching double-elimination rounds: $75,000
- Regional third place teams: $250,000
- Fourth place: $350,000
- Third place: $450,000
- Runner-up: $750,000
- League Champion: $1,500,000
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