Blizzard explains how home and away games will work in the Overwatch League

For the 2020 season, Blizzard’s Overwatch League is moving to a home-and-away format much like a traditional sports league. However, while we’ve known this was the ultimate aim for the league, it hasn’t been clear how exactly it would actually work, particularly given the OWL’s global nature with teams spread across the world. But today Blizzard finally provided some details on what its city-based e-sports league will look like. “Next year is really when we start to run,” says Jon Spector, senior product director for the Overwatch League.

Essentially, the OWL will become something of a roadshow. Blizzard is adopting what it calls a “homestand” model, where every team will host a series of matches in their respective cities. Each team…

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