Fans purchased more than 20,000 tickets to the esports championship in Brooklyn, New York The largest esports event ever slated at Barclays Center sold out within two weeks of its public on-sale date
Tickets to the first-ever Overwatch League Grand Finals have sold out. The competition to determine the champions of the world’s first major global, city-based esports league will be held over July 27–28 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. More than 20,000 tickets were snapped up following the public on-sale date on Friday, May 18, marking the largest esports event ever slated at Barclays Center.
“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.”
“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 Grand Finals is the culmination of the Overwatch League’s inaugural season, which kicked off with the first regular-season matchup on January 10. Play has continued over four thrilling stages since then, each capped by a Stage Finals. The Stage 4 Finals are scheduled for June 17, and will be followed by the Overwatch League Playoffs, from July 11–21, at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, in Burbank, California. Tickets to all remaining regular-season matches and playoffs are now available from AXS.com. During the playoffs, six teams will battle to punch their ticket to Brooklyn and Barclays Center. The two teams that reach the Grand Finals will compete for a share of the USD $1.4 million prize pool, the Overwatch League trophy, and to capture history as the league’s inaugural champions.
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.