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Overwatch League 2022 Kickoff Clash: Results, schedule, format

Published: 16/May/2022 1:40 Updated: 16/May/2022 1:48

by Brad Norton

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The Overwatch League is back for its fifth season running and with Overwatch 2 now in focus, the world’s best talent is set to clash in an all-new way. From a breakdown of the format to a look at the opening matchups, here’s all there is to know.


  • San Francisco Shock leads West division after two weeks.
  • Paris Eternal & Vancouver Titans remain winless
  • $225,000 prize pool for opening tournament of the season.

After just a few weeks of testing out Overwatch 2, pro players are now diving headfirst into the opening OWL 2022 matchups. With the Kickoff Clash comes four weeks of online qualifiers before a return to LAN in June.

As the action gets underway, we’ve got you covered here with everything you need to keep on top of the OWL 2022 season.

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Overwatch League 2022: Stream

No different from the past few seasons, every OWL 2022 game is set to be streamed live on the official Overwatch League YouTube channel

We’ve embedded the broadcast above for your convenience, but if you miss anything, full replays can be found on this channel too.

Overwatch League 2022: Standings

West

Placement Team Series Maps Points
1 San Francisco Shock 4-0 12-2-0 4
2 Los Angeles Gladiators 2-1 8-5-0 2
3 Atlanta Reign 2-1 6-4-0 2
Florida Mayhem 2-2 9-7-0 2
London Spitfire 2-1 6-4-0 2
Toronto Defiant 2-1 7-5-0 2
Washington Justice 2-1 6-4-0 2
8 Houston Outlaws 2-2 9-8-0 2
9 Dallas Fuel 2-1 6-5-0 2
10 Boston Uprising 1-2 5-8-0 1
11 New York Excelsior 1-3 5-10-0 1
12 Paris Eternal 0-3 1-9-0 0
13 Vancouver Titans 0-4 3-12-0 0

East

Placement Team Series Maps Points
1 Chengdu Hunters 0-0 0-0 0
2 Guangzhou Charge 0-0 0-0 0
3 Hangzhou Spark 0-0 0-0 0
4 Los Angeles Valiant 0-0 0-0 0
5 Philadelphia Fusion 0-0 0-0 0
6 Seoul Dynasty 0-0 0-0 0
7 Shanghai Dragons 0-0 0-0 0

Overwatch League 2022: Kickoff Clash

Week 1 results

Date Match PT ET BST
May 5 New York Excelsior 1-3 LA Gladiators 12PM 3PM 8PM
San Francisco Shock 3-0 Paris Eternal 1:30PM 4:30PM 9:30PM
Florida Mayhem 1-3 Atlanta Reign 3PM 6PM 11PM
May 6 Boston Uprising 3-2 Vancouver Titans 12PM 3PM 8PM
London Spitfire 0-3 San Francisco Shock 1:30PM 4:30PM 9:30PM
Dallas Fuel 0-3 Houston Outlaws 3PM 6PM 11PM
May 7 Toronto Defiant 1-3 Washington Justice 12PM 3PM 8PM
Atlanta Reign 3-0 New York Excelsior 1:30PM 4:30PM 9:30PM
Boston Uprising 1-3 LA Gladiators 3PM 6PM 11PM
May 8 London Spitfire 3-0 Vancouver Titans 12PM 3PM 8PM
Paris Eternal 1-3 Florida Mayhem 1:30PM 4:30PM 9:30PM
Washington Justice 0-3 Dallas Fuel 3PM 6PM 11PM
Toronto Defiant 3-2 Houston Outlaws 4:30PM 7:30PM 12:30AM (May 9)

Week 2 schedule

Date Match PT ET BST
May 13 Florida Mayhem 3-0 Vancouver Titans 12PM 3PM 8PM
San Francisco Shock 3-1 Houston Outlaws 1:30PM 4:30PM 9:30PM
Atlanta Reign 0-3 Washington Justice 3PM 6PM 11PM
May 14 London Spitfire 3-1 Boston Uprising 12PM 3PM 8PM
Dallas Fuel 3-2 LA Gladiators 1:30PM 4:30PM 9:30PM
Vancouver Titans 1-3 New York Excelsior 3PM 6PM 11PM
May 15 Houston Outlaws 3-2 Florida Mayhem 12PM 3PM 8PM
San Francisco Shock 3-1 New York Excelsior 1:30PM 4:30PM 9:30PM
Paris Eternal 0-3 Toronto Defiant 3PM 6PM 11PM

Week 3 schedule

Date Match PT ET BST
May 20 Philadelphia Fusion vs Shanghai Dragons 3AM 6AM 11AM
Guangzhou Charge vs LA Valiant 4:30AM 7:30AM 12:30PM
Seoul Dynasty vs Hangzhou Spark 6AM 9AM 2PM
Washington Justice vs Paris Eternal 12PM 3PM 8PM
New York Excelsior vs Florida Mayhem 1:30PM 4:30PM 9:30PM
Dallas Fuel vs Toronto Defiant 3PM 6PM 11PM
May 21 Guangzhou Charge vs Chengdu Hunters 3AM 6AM 11AM
Hangzhou Spark vs Shanghai Dragons 4:30AM 7:30AM 12:30PM
LA Valiant vs Seoul Dynasty 6AM 9AM 2PM
Houston Outlaws vs London Spitfire 12PM 3PM 8PM
LA Gladiators vs San Francisco Shock 1:30PM 4:30PM 9:30PM
Toronto Defiant vs Boston Uprising 3PM 6PM 11PM
May 22 Guangzhou Charge vs Philadelphia Fusion 3AM 6AM 11AM
Seoul Dynasty vs  Chengdu Hunters 4:30AM 7:30AM 12:30PM
Hangzhou Spark vs LA Valiant 6AM 9AM 2PM
Vancouver Titans vs  Atlanta Reign 12PM 3PM 8PM
Dallas Fuel vs Paris Eternal 1:30PM 4:30PM 9:30PM
Washington Justice vs Boston Uprising 3PM 6PM 11PM

Overwatch League 2022: Schedule

The 2022 Overwatch League season is comprised of four major events ahead of the playoffs to round out the year. Each tournament is broken into multiple weeks of online qualifiers as teams push to secure a spot at the LAN finals.

Below is an overview of the key dates to keep in mind as the 2022 OWL season rolls on:

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  • OWL 2022: Kickoff Clash
      • Qualifiers: May 5 – May 29
      • Finals: June 2 – June 5
  • OWL 2022: Midseason Madness
    • Qualifiers: June 16 – July 10
    • Finals: July 18 – July 23
  • OWL 2022: Summer Showdown
    • Qualifiers: August 11 – September 4
    • Finals: September 8 – September 11
  • OWL 2022: Countdown Cup
    • Qualifiers: September 22 – October 16
    • Finals: October 15 – October 22

Overwatch League 2022: Format

With the 2022 OWL season, teams are diving into Overwatch 2 for the first time. That means all new maps, a swap to 5v5, a wide range of hero changes, and plenty more, are all in effect.

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Expect to see plenty of Sojourn in play over the first few weeks of the 2022 OWL season.

Most importantly, 2CP is finally a thing of the past. Replacing the long-criticized mode is OW2’s Push game type, fit with two purpose-built maps in Colosseo and New Queen Street.

Below is a complete look at every map and mode in play at the beginning of the 2022 OWL season:

  • Control: Ilios, Lijiang Tower, Oasis
  • Hybrid: Eichenwalde, King’s Row, Midtown (New York)
  • Escort: Circuit Royal (Monte Carlo), Dorado, Route 66, Watchpoint: Gibraltar
  • Push: Colosseo (Rome), New Queen Street (Toronto)

It’s worth keeping in mind that the 2022 season is expected to change a great deal as weeks go by. Overwatch 2 is expected to see more new heroes, maps, and modes as Beta periods continue to evolve. Thus, the OWL format is sure to see plenty of changes too.

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We’ll be sure to keep you posted here with all the latest developments as the 2022 season continues.