The Overwatch League Grand Finals – the final leg of the inaugural season of the franchised league – has sold over 20,000 tickets, meaning they are no more seats available at the Barclays Center, New York.
The tickets for the Grand Finals – which takes place over July 27-28th – went live on Friday, May 18th.
Nate Nanzer, Commissioner of Overwatch League stated: “We knew the Overwatch League had amazing, enthusiastic fans, but this is something else. 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. The Playoffs span over July 11th-21st, and will decide the two teams who will compete for the $1,400,000 prize pool and Overwatch League trophy.
Keith Sheldon, EVP of Programming of BSE Global also commented: “We are thrilled with the momentum behind the Overwatch League Grand Finals. 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.”
Esports Insider says: Some may say two weeks is a long time for a competition of such a stature to sell out its available tickets, but the Overwatch League Grand Finals is the largest esports event to be held at the Barclays Center. It’s set to be a huge competition, wrapping up the very first season of the heavily promoted and hyped Overwatch League.