Overwatch MGA 2016 Championship to be held in London

The Overwatch MGA 2016 championship by MSI is being held at the Gfinity Arena, London on December 7/8 2016. 

It’s the first top tier Overwatch tournament to come to the United Kingdom and tickets are now on sale here.

Fans will be treated to some of the biggest teams in the world descending onto the nation’s capital. Rise Nation from the USA will be joined overwatchby Ninjas in Pyjamas from Europe, KongDoo Panthera from Asia and Fnatic from the UK to compete for their share of $75,000 (~£60,000). The team that snatches the title will take home $40,000 (~£30,000). 

The event will, of course, also be streamed live on Twitch for those that are unable to make the event in person. Tickets are available for as little as £6.00 at early bird price. 

The tournament format is double elimination, with the first matches taking place on Wednesday 7 December starting at 15:00 GMT and ending at 22:00 GMT. The Grand Finals will be played the day after, with the same start time yet a slightly later ending time at 22:30 GMT. 

Esports Insider says: It’s great to see some of the big name teams in the rapidly growing Overwatch scene heading over to London. It’ll be a great two days of entertainment and with tickets for as little as £6.00 it’s a bargain for what will inevitably be some great entertainment.