In recognition of that, the Overwatch League is hosting its first ever All Star Weekend and the starting rosters for both teams have just been. Overwatch League gained attention last year, during its inaugural season, for attracting multimillion dollar investments from traditional sports team owners such as Robert Kraft and Stan Kroenke and being the first esports league to have city-affiliated franchises. The New York Excel — I mean, the Atlantic All-Star team — is one of the most stacked rosters that Overwatch has ever seen. This mode will be played on Castillo quarterfinals , Necropolis semifinals , and Ecopoint: Antartica final. Those grappling hook shots are hard enough to land without environmental hazards, but Striker was kind enough to demonstrate what can happen at a map's edge.
Two teams, the Pacific Division and Atlantic Division, made up of a mix of players from the top league teams, will face off in a series of custom matches. In fact, Overwatch players have been able to purchase skins based on their favorite teams, and were even able to select one skin for free. Looking like a volcanic monster, Genji players will be desperate to scythe down their opponents in the fiery red skin. One of the most notorious examples was , who was suspended from his Dallas Fuel team twice, and then eventually left the team entirely. Each match will last five minutes, and if there's a tie then the next goal will win. Mark Ein, who leads the ownership group of the Washington Justice, which will join the league this season, said he did not believe there was any hesitation from owners when it came to these weekends. Check him out on Twitter.
Seagull, while he has a large hero pool, has been maining D. They'll be playing standard Lucioball settings on the. Next, the teams will face off in a six-versus-six Mystery Heroes game using standard competitive settings in a best-of-three series. Why do I want to cry tears of happiness when Mickie does literally anything? They'll cost 300 Overwatch League tokens, which can be bought or earned by watching Overwatch League matches. Each roster of six can have up to two players from each role: offense, support, tank, and flex. The Atlantic and Pacific teams will square off in this 6v6 competition using standard lockout elimination settings. He nailed some of the most ridiculous shots of the season, quickly winning over many new fans since January.
The complete rosters will be announced the week of June 25. Our Overwatch jerseys are offered in 2 different colorways for both home and away jerseys. Small loss if there's gonna be 200k viewers, I know. Check out a look at the and an article Want to see more videos? Geguri plays for the win-less Shanghai Dragons, who lost all 40 of their matches this season, but the League's first female player has built up a healthy social media following thanks to her strong play and attitude towards the game. The maps played will be Castillo quarterfinals , Necropolis semifinals , and Ecopoint: Antarctica final. The Overwatch League All-Star Game will take place from August 25-26 from the Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles. There were multiple controversies regarding the Overwatch League this past season, with many involving player misconduct.
The weekend will have a number of games, fan events, and festivities, but the main attraction will be the All-Star game itself on August 26. The matchups will see top players blow-off some steam in a series of custom games. The winner for all matches prior to the final will be first player to reach five eliminations. From his timing to the angles he used, Semmler just demoralized the Atlantic Division casters time and again. The All-Star starting twelve were chosen by some 55,000 fans in an official Twitter fan vote, and each division will have an additional 12 players on its finalized Overwatch League All-Star roster.
More details about the event, including tickets, custom games, and more will come at a later date. The league has previously stated the goal of moving fully into local markets by the 2020 season, though it has not fully committed to that timeline. As a result, both teams will only have to win one series to , which will be taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York from July 27th to 28th. Overwatch League All-Star Skins Genji and Tracer will both be getting some awesome looking skins, which were unveiled during the Overwatch League grand finals last month. The game will assign each player a random hero at the start of the match. Our officially licensed Overwatch apparel made for fans, by fans! The pros will take to Busan Stadium and try to out-boop each other.
Game content and materials are trademarks and copyrights of their respective publisher and its licensors. Fans were given a sneak peak of things to come in the world of Overwath during the Grand Finals event in Brooklyn, New York. A few players, such as Muma of the Houston Outlaws, tried to make Symmetra work in a fun setting, but they all ended up switching off after a short while. All-Star Game festivities kick off on Saturday, August 25, with a series of custom games pitting Atlantic and Pacific All-Stars against each other. The team went so far as to use Allen Event Center over the newly opened Esports Stadium in Arlington, Tex.
On August 25, All-Star Game weekend begins bringing all of your favorite players from each division and pinning them against each other in a variety of different matches. It is, however, interesting to note that every member of the Atlantic division All-Stars is on a team that qualified for the playoffs. This post contains affiliate links where DualShockers gets a small commission on sales. Fan votes will select the starting six to represent each division, and then the remaining 24 players will be selected by a combination of Overwatch League players, coaches, talent, and staff. Overwatch League decided to immortalize Hawelka through the Dennis Hawelka Award, which will be given to the player who best exemplifies positivity and overall good sportsmanship.