With 20 teams lined up for season two, Overwatch League detailed the format for the 2019 season with opening play beginning Feb. 14, 2019 and each of the league’s 20 teams now playing 28 matches over four five-week stages at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles. The division winners and the next four top teams regardless of division will qualify for the postseason. Two additional teams will make the playoffs based on the results of a play-in tournament, which will take place immediately after the regular season. To help give teams opportunities to visit their home markets and to keep players fresh, teams will play zero, one or two matches per week. Additionally, there will be longer breaks during the season, including an extended break around the league’s All-Star event, which will take place between Stages 2 and 3. The eight expansion franchises have been assigned to the league’s two existing divisions. Paris, Toronto, Washington D.C. and Atlanta will join the Atlantic Division, while Vancouver, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Hangzhou will join the Pacific Division.
Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) will host the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards January 27 in LA and simulcast live on TNT and TBS. Nominations were announced yesterday, with Netflix grabbing the most noms for the third consecutive year with 15 – almost twice as many as its nearest competitor. Amazon’s Prime Video scored […]
ABC is shuffling its schedule, putting freshman drama series A Million Little Things in a new plum Thursday 9p slot after Grey’s Anatomy for the remainder of the season. Not on the midseason schedule roster for the first time since it debuted is Dancing with the Stars, though it’s expected back in the fall. Instead, […]
On the day that news broke that the NFL is now open to finding a casino/betting partner for the league, the organization announced that 85th NFL Draft will take place in Las Vegas for the first time on April 23-25, 2020. The announcement was made in Dallas at the NFL’s December meeting following a review […]
The NBA is pumping up the holiday spirit with a new NBA Xmas video titled “The NBA Lights Up Christmas Day” that offers a lightshow of the marquee players and games scheduled for Christmas Day. The promotion debuts on Friday during ESPN’s doubleheader between the 76ers/Pacers and the Nuggets/Thunder and showcases players from the five […]
The Overwatch League’s dip into home games is officially on the docket, with the league announcing that three teams will host home games during the 2019 season: Atlanta Reign, Dallas Fuel, and Los Angeles Valiant. The league unveiled its full 2019 season schedule. The move will kick off the weekend in North Texas as the […]