Overwatch League Grand Finals set, regular-season MVP announced
And then there were four.
The Overwatch League Grand Finals are set. Two of the premiere teams in the league this season are the San Francisco Shock and the Shanghai Dragon. Both squads were first through to the finals.
They are now joined by the Philadelphia Fusion and the Seoul Dynasty. The Fusion defeated the Washington Justice 3-0 in the second round of playoffs action. The Seoul Dynasty meanwhile blanked the New York Excelsior 3-0.
The road to started with the Shanghai Dragons score of a 3-2 victory over Seoul Dynasty last week.
In the North America region, the San Francisco registered a decisive 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Fusion. This marks a return to the finals for the Shock, who are the 2019 champions of Overwatch League.
Date for Overwatch League Grand Finals
The Overwatch League Grand Finals will take place from October 8-10.
As always, the playoff prize pool will be huge. Furthermore, the Overwatch League championship team takes home US$1.5 million, with the runner-up getting a US$750,000 cheque. Third and fourth place get US$450,000 and US$350,00 respectively.
However, the payouts won’t stop there now that Overwatch League finals are set. Following the championship, the match’s standout player will crowned the 2020 T-Mobile Overwatch League Grand Finals MVP. The honour includes a special MVP trophy and a US$$100,000 cheque.
Overwatch League MVPs
That dovetails nicely into another piece of Overwatch League news. It’s not only the Grand Finals MVP that get’s a nice cash prize from T-Mobile for excelling at the game. There communications giant also sponsors a regular season MVP.
Based on a combination of fan votes and input from Overwatch League media, staff, GMs, and broadcasters, that player now been crowned.
Kim “Fleta” Byung-sun from Shanghai Dragons has been anointed the 2020 T-Mobile Overwatch League MVP. Which probably goes a long way to explaining why the Dragons are through to the Overwatch League Grand Finals.
Thanks partly to the efforts of Fleta, the Shanghai Dragons ended up going 27-2 in the regular season. The Overwatch League star had multiple games where he has single-handedly scored half the eliminations for his team.
As the regular season MVP Fleta is US$100,000 richer thanks to a cheque from T-Mobile. He also receives a best-in-show MVP patch for his jersey for the 2021 season.
Past winners of the 2020 T-Mobile Overwatch League MVP has included Bang “JJoNak” Sung-hyeon and Jay “Sinatraa” Won.