Since the establishment of the Overwatch League fans around the world have begun to cheer on some of the best players in the game. As the League begins to prepare to wrap up its season, so do the fans cheering on their teams, and now, they’ve managed to sell out tickets to the Barclays Center.
As the Overwatch League Grand Finals quickly approach their July 27, 2018, through July 28, 2018, weekend, the fans have already begun to show their anticipation to one of the biggest showdowns in the history of the Overwatch League. The first major global, city-based esports league will be having their final showdown of the season at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, where more than 20,000 tickets were sold on their opening sale date. The surprising part about this all? The convention center is officially sold out.
“We knew the Overwatch League had amazing, enthusiastic fans, but this is something else,” said Overwatch League commissioner Nate Nanzer. “We’re incredibly excited to play to a packed house at one of the world’s premier sports and entertainment arenas. With the help of our broadcast team, our partners, and Barclays Center, we’re going to put on a first-class show for everyone in attendance, and for the millions more who will be watching online.”
There’s no doubt about how adamant fans are to participate in the events. When you tune into Twitch.tv for the Overwatch League’s livestream broadcasts, more than 20,000 users tune in just to see their teams duke it out over the course of a weekend.
“We are thrilled with the momentum behind the Overwatch League Grand Finals,” said Keith Sheldon, EVP of Programming, BSE Global. “Our goal at Barclays Center is to be the destination for major esports events. That vision is taking shape as a result of a great partnership with the talented team behind the Overwatch League.”
The upcoming Grand Finals is the finality of our entire season, seeing the best teams in the world face down against one another and finally taking it to the stage finals after seeing our teams duke it out since January 10, 2018. On June 17, 2017, fans will get a chance to watch the Stage 4 finals, which will be followed by the Overwatch League Playoffs from July 11 until July 21 at the Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, in Burbank, California.
If you are interested in attending the events, tickets are now on sale via AXS.com. The Overwatch League Grand Finals will be streamed live from Barclays Center on Twitch, OverwatchLeague.com and the Overwatch League app, and on MLG.com.
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