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Overwatch League 2019 Stage 1 Playoff bracket announced

The Top 8 teams from Stage 1 have now been seeded for this week's Playoff series.

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The schedule for this weekend's Overwatch League Stage 1 Playoff has now been confirmed.

This special "bonus" stage of the competition will see the Top 8 teams so far compete for a share of $500,000 in prize money.

First, here's a breakdown of who's made the cut for this extra round of play:

  • Atlanta Reign
  • Boston Uprising
  • New York Excelsior
  • Philadelphia Fusion
  • San Francisco Shock
  • Seoul Dynasty
  • Toronto Defiant
  • Vancouver Titans

The opening stages of the Playoffs will take place across Thursday and Friday. The most successful teams from this period will then enter a final elimination stage taking place across the weekend.

Here's how the schedule looks for that opening stage, with all times given in PT.

Thursday 21st March

  • 6:00pm - Seoul Dynasty v New York Excelsior
  • 8:00pm - Boston Uprising v Vancouver Titans

Friday 22nd March

  • 6:00pm - Atlanta Reign v Philadelphia Fusion
  • 8:00pm - San Francisco Shock v Toronto Defiant

All matches will be streamed on the official Overwatch League Twitch channel, which we've embedded for you below:

We won't know Saturday and Sunday's competitors until those initial stages have finished, but here's the general schedule so you know when to tune in.

Saturday 23rd March

  • Semifinal 1 - 12:00pm
  • Semifinal 2 - 3:00pm

Sunday 24th March

  • Final - 12:00pm

As for how the overall standings are looking at the end of Stage 1, here's the full table covering the entire Overwatch League 2019 roster:

PositionTeamWonLostMatches PlayedMap (Won-Loss-Tie)
1Vancouver Titans70724-6-0
2New York Excelsior70722-6-1
3Philadelphia Fusion52717-12-1
4Toronto Defiant52716-11-2
5Atlanta Reign43718-12-0
6San Francisco Shock43717-12-0
6Seoul Dynasty43716-11-1
8Boston Uprising43716-13-1
9Dallas Fuel43715-15-0
10Los Angeles Gladiators34714-13-2
11Guangzhou Charge34715-16-0
12Houston Outlaws34713-16-1
13Hangzhou Spark34712-16-1
13Shanghai Dragons34713-17-0
13London Spitfire34712-16-2
16Chengdu Hunters34712-20-0
16Paris Eternal3479-17-2
18Washington Justice1679-20-1
19Florida Mayhem1679-21-1
20Los Angeles Valiant07710-19-2

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