Overwatch League Grand Final sold out at Barclay Centre New York
The Overwatch League Grand Finals to be held at the Barclays Center, New York has sold out.
The final leg of the inaugural season of the franchised league has sold over 20,000 tickets 8 weeks out from the competition beginning July 27-28.
Tickets went on sale on May 18 with the winner of the grand final to take home $1 million and $400,000 going to second place.
“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.”
Before the Grand Finals kick off, the Overwatch League Playoffs will see six teams battle it out to book a spot in the final competition of the stage from July 11th-21st.
“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.”
Right now, the dominant New York Excelsior is set to be the first ever Overwatch League champions, they’ve already clinched the number one seed in the playoffs, and have won two of the three Stage titles so far.