Overwatch League: Season 2 Will Start Hosting Matches in Select Home Cities

Dec 6, 2018

The Overwatch League’s 2019 season is a few months away—and the schedule is changing in February. Teams will play some games in their home arenas, Blizzard announced during an Overwatch League preview show that aired on Dec. 5.

Home city matches didn’t happen in season 1, as the entirety of the season (save for the grand finals) were played in the Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles.

There aren’t many details just yet regarding the schedule. The majority of the Overwatch League’s matches will be played at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, with some road matches thrown in throughout the season to test out the city-based structure. “We’re going to play a handful of matches in a few home cities this year,” Overwatch League commissioner Nate Nanzer said. (The Overwatch League is expected to be fully city-based in 2020.) Nanzer said the Overwatch League will have more information to share about the road schedule next week.

Other schedule changes include a decrease of matches, down from 40 to 28 per team.
Tickets will go on sale Dec. 12.