This fall 20 team overall will be fighting for the title of the Overwatch League (OWL) championship. The best two of them will play in the Grand Final, but only one team will walk out there as the 2020 OWL champions.
Play-ins in the single-elimination format took place during Week 1 and were concluded from September 3 to September 6. Three low-seeded teams from North America (NA) qualified for the playoffs and two low-seeded teams from the Asian region. Playoffs in the double-elimination format continue from September 11 to September 13. Grand finals are taking place from October 8 to October 10.
There are thirteen teams from the NA region and 7 teams competing in the Asian region. After two weeks of play-ins and playoffs, starting on September 3, they`ll pick the 2 best teams for each region. Those four will compete in a double-elimination bracket until two of them are left, and then they will fight for the OWL 2020 championship title.
It`s not a surprise that nowadays cybersports have become a well-paid industry, especially when it comes to the playoff winners. The league champions are going to get $1.5 million, runner-ups are getting $750 grand, the 3rd and the 4th places are getting $450 grand and $350 grand respectively. There are also going to be assigned player awards to the regular season MVP ($100K), playoffs MVP ($100K), The Dennis Hawelka Award, and the Rookie of the Year Award.
After the final match, there`s also going to be awarded the 2020 T-Mobile Overwatch League Grand Finals MVP. This award will be given to the most outstanding player of the final match. You can watch the championship fresh videos and the streams of the 2020 OWL playoffs and the grand final on its YouTube channel.
We can see right now that Overwatch isn`t giving in to its opponents both in terms of audience and in terms of money prizes. The 2020 OWL playoffs are a desirable event that is going to symbolize the Overwatch 3-year successful presence in the e-sports space.
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