The Overwatch League’s sixth season came to a close in front of a sold-out crowd of thousands at Toronto’s Mattamy Athletic Centre, as the Florida Mayhem took down the Houston Outlaws 4-0 in a thrilling contest of the best Overwatch 2 players in the world. Over 150,000 viewers tuned in around the world to watch the action throughout the weekend and celebrate another champion crowned (based on YouTube “watching now” numbers, official numbers will be released in the coming days).
Eight teams from around the world, representing the United States, South Korea, China, and England, battled it out over the past four days in front of a passionate crowd, and when the dust settled it was the Florida Mayhem winning the best-of-seven Grand Finals match, bringing home the $1M grand prize and the Championship Trophy.
The event kept fans on their toes throughout, beginning with the 14-2 Atlanta Reign, and #1 seed in the West, being eliminated by the 7-9 London Spitfire in an upset that shocked the world. The surprises only continued from there, as the top seed from the East, the Seoul Infernal, fell next to the Houston Outlaws, meaning the first two teams to go home were the two favorites.
The penultimate day brought more eliminations as the journeys of the London Spitfire and the Dallas Fuel came to an end. Both teams were former champions, and their exits ensured that Sunday would crown a new team as a first-time champion. Four teams entered Sunday with championship aspirations, but the Hangzhou Spark and Boston Uprising saw their dreams come up just short, as they took home 3rd and 4th place respectively. With the stage set, the last two teams standing battled with everything on the line and only the Florida Mayhem could emerge victorious.
The Overwatch League’s sixth season kicked off in April, with 19 teams setting their sights on becoming champion. Now, 250 matches of Overwatch 2 later, the Florida Mayhem have captured all the glory. The Mattamy Athletic Centre has made sports history, having formerly been the home of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs, and now it has helped make esports history, hosting Toronto’s first-ever esports world championship.
The Overwatch League Top highlights include:
- Final Teams: Florida Mayhem, Houston Outlaws
- Score: 4-0
- Teams participating Sunday (Top 4 teams in order): Florida Mayhem, Houston Outlaws, Hangzhou Spark, Boston Uprising
For more information, visit: https://overwatch.blizzard.com/en-us/
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