Overwatch League Grand Finals Comes to the Barclays Center in July

Overwatch League Grand Finals will be at Barclays Center in New York bringing two teams to the home of the Brooklyn Nets on July 27 and 28.

on May 9, 2018 10:11 AM

Today, the Overwatch League announced its Grand Finals will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn — home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and NHL’s New York Islanders — on July 27 and 28.

The Overwatch League postseason begins with six of the best teams pinned against each other to garner one of two spots at the Grand Finals. The winners of the Playoffs will head to Barclays Center in a best-of-three series; the action will commence on July 27 at 8 pm Eastern with the last two matches ending the inaugural season on July 28 at 4 pm Eastern.

Overwatch League commissioner Nat Nanzer describes the Grand Finals as an “epic experience for fans and viewers” and having the event at Barclays Center will “help us celebrate not only the league’s two best teams, but the fans, partners, and players who have joined us on this incredible journey.”

Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment CEO Brett Yormack also expresses his excitement for the event stating, “we are thrilled to host the inaugural Overwatch League Grand Finals” and that they “anticipate drawing a dynamic international audience to experience the event live in July.”

Two-day tickets will be available for the event via Ticketmaster and the Barclays Center’s official website on May 18 at 10 pm Eastern; you’ll also be able to pick up tickets at the American Express Box Office on May 19 at 12 pm Eastern. One-day tickets will be available at a later date.

In other Overwatch League news, the New York Excelsior won the Stage 3 Finals making it their second stage win in a row. As the number one team right now, it is a possibility that NYXL will compete in the Grand Finals at home.

If you’re feeling inspired by last stage’s competitive play, you can pick up Overwatch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Amazon right now.


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Michael Ruiz is a staff writer at DualShockers. He enjoys most video games, but would be happy playing Galaga for the rest of his life. When he isn't playing games, he is probably watching professional wrestling or podcasting over at Model Citizens Media.