Philadelphia Fusion and London Spitfire have secured their place in the Overwatch League semifinals, where they will go up against New York Excelsior and Los Angeles Valiant for a place in the Grand Finals.
The four best-placed Overwatch League teams will head to New York to compete for the $300,000 prize that comes with placing first.
When are the Overwatch League semifinals?
The first Overwatch League semifinal, between New York Excelsior and Philadelphia Fusion, will get underway on Thursday, 19 July at 1am London time (BST). The London Spitfire vs Los Angeles Valiant game, which is scheduled for 3am BST, will proceed this.
London Spitfire vs Los Angeles Valiant will then be decided on Saturday, 21 July, with either the Fusion or the Excelsior confirming their place in the Grand Finals the following day.
Overwatch League semifinals teams
Overwatch League semifinals favourites
There are four great teams in the Overwatch League semifinals and it could go any way on the day. However, it’s hard to look past New York Excelsior, given their dominant displays throughout the regular season.
The Excelsior made the playoff final in Stage One, but lost out to London Spitfire. However, they went all the way in Stage Two and Stage Three. They were also in the final two in Stage Four, but lost to to Los Angeles Valiant.
Coming up against Philadelphia Fusion (who finished sixth in the regular season standings) in the Overwatch League semifinals, New York Excelsior seem certain to make it through to the Grand Finals. There they will play in front of a home crowd. Should they make it through, they will be favourites to prevail.
However, Los Angeles Valiant have proved that they can trouble the regular season’s top-ranked side and there is every chance that they could do so again.
Where will the Overwatch League semifinals be played?
The Overwatch League will head to New York’s 19,000-capacity Barclays Center for the Grand Finals. However, the semifinals will be played at the Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles. This has been the host of all of the Overwatch League games throughout the regular season.
Overwatch League tickets: Are tickets still available to the semifinals?
Tickets are still available for Thursday’s matches via digital ticket marketplace AXS at a cost of $30. These general admission tickets will permit you into the Blizzard Arena throughout the day.
However, tickets for Saturday and Sunday have already sold out.
Overwatch League semifinals stream: How to watch from home
Overwatch League fans that can’t make it to the Blizzard Arena to watch the semifinals can stream all three days of action via Twitch, the Overwatch League website or MLG.
Alternatively, return to this page on each day and watch via the player below: