Overwatch League 2023: Schedule, live results, OWL teams, stream, more


Published: 2023-04-28T21:00:00

Updated: 2023-04-28T23:03:46

The Overwatch League’s sixth season is about to start. Here’s everything you need in preparation for the upcoming Overwatch 2 competitive season.

The Dallas Fuel reigned supreme in 2022 as the revamped Korean roster secured the organization’s first finals trophy, but will they be able to defend their championship?

OWL teams have shifted their attention to 2023, and it was nothing short of a memorable Rostermania period. Florida Mayhem enter the Spring Stage Qualifiers riding a wave of momentum after winning the Pro-Am Tournament, a pre-season competition that also featured seven teams coming from open qualifiers.

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Florida Mayhem won the Pro-Am Tournament, which kicked the season off

As the league embraces Overwatch 2, the format has been overhauled, with Contenders teams in the East being given the opportunity to compete at the highest level. In another exciting twist, the Overwatch League lowered the competing minimum required age to 17 from 18. This move should attract even more young and exciting talent to Overwatch 2.

There are plenty of exciting storylines to track for the 2023 OWL season, so let’s dive right into the details.

Overwatch League 2023: How to watch

All OWL matches are streamed on the Overwatch League YouTube page.

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Overwatch League 2023: Schedule and results

Blizzard has overhauled the format for the 2023 season, with one of the biggest changes being the addition of Contenders teams in the East region.

In South Korea, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Australia/New Zealand (ANZ), there will be a series of tournaments with Open Division and Contender teams to determine 12 sides that will compete in Spring Stage Opens, which will run concurrent to the region’s Spring Stage Qualifiers at the Overwatch League level.

The top teams from the Spring Stage Opens will progress to the Spring Stage Knockouts, where they will be joined by the OWL teams.

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Meanwhile, the West Spring Stage qualifiers will determine the seeding for Spring Stage Knockouts and will qualify two teams for the Midseason Madness Global Tournament. This international LAN will also feature two other West teams, determined by the Spring Stage Knockouts, as well as two East teams.

The Summer Stage will mirror the Spring Stage format, with the West region jumping directly into circuit play. In the East region, select top finishers among Contenders teams from the Spring Stage will automatically qualify for the Summer Stage Qualifiers.

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Spring Stage Qualifiers (April 27 — May 26)

Week 1 schedule (April 27 — April 30)

Overwatch League 2023: Spring Stage Qualifiers Standings



Overwatch League 2023: Teams and players

Here are the teams competing in the 2023 OWL season. It’s important to note that the Philadelphia Fusion rebranded to Seoul Infernal, and Paris Eternal rebranded to Vegas Eternal ahead of the upcoming season.

On February 8, LA Valiant announced that they will compete in the West division in 2023. A month later, Dallas Fuel announced a move in the opposite direction.

On April 18, less than two weeks before the start of the Spring Stage Qualifiers, the Overwatch League issued a statement regarding the situation of East franchise Chengdu Hunters. According to the league, the Hunters have not been included in the schedule “as they continue to contemplate the future direction of their team”. This leaves the East region with just six franchise teams.

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