The regular season of the 2020 Overwatch League is concluding soon and Blizzard has announced how this year’s Overwatch League Grand Finals and All-Stars events will be held.
First off, the Grand Finals weekend will be held from October 8-10, 2020 (GMT+8), and will start off with the matches between the first and second seeds of the North America and Asia regions, respectively. The first and second seed from North America will travel to Asia to allow the four finalists to compete on the same server during the event. Blizzard plans to allow the teams a few weeks of leeway for travel, quarantine time, and rest. In the event that the league deems travel unsafe for the teams, the Grand Finals format will change so that the two finalists from each region will compete in an extended series and two regional champions will be crowned for the 2020 season rather than one overall champion.
Here’s the prize pool breakdown for both of the potential Grand Finals formats:
- 1st Place: USD 1,500,000 and Championship Trophy
- 2nd Place: USD 750,000
- 3rd Place: USD 450,000
- 4th Place: USD 350,000
Two Regional Champions
- Regional Champions: USD 1,000,000 each
- Runners-Up: USD 500,000 each
Blizzard will also be awarding the 2020 T-Mobile Overwatch League Grand Finals MVP to the most standout player of the championship match.
The Grand Finals matches will be streamed live on the official Overwatch League YouTube channel, website, and app, with League Token drops available throughout all the Grand Finals weekend events. More details will be announced in the coming weeks.
All-Stars Asia and North America
Rather than a single All-Stars event this year, Blizzard plans to hold two separate events in Asia and North America, respectively. All-Stars Asia will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020, while All-Stars North America will be on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Fans will be able to vote for the representatives of the All-Stars events, including four players per role for each region, until August 27. The 18 players with the highest votes from each region will qualify for their respective All-Stars events. The final rosters for the All-Stars teams will depend on where the players are located at the time of the events.
The two All-Stars events will feature the following matches, although additional matches may be added or subjected closer to the event:
- 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.
The results of the All-Stars voting as well as the complete details of the events will be announced sometime in September. Just like the Grand Finals weekend, the All-Stars events will be streamed live on the Overwatch League YouTube channel, website, and app, with League Token drops being made available throughout both events.