Florida Mayhem wins Overwatch League 2023 Grand Finals: Full results, MVPs, and recap

Luís Mira
Florida Mayhem lifts OWL 2023 ChampsBlizzard

The 2023 Overwatch League season has come to an end with the Playoffs and the Grand Finals, both live from Toronto, and Florida Mayhem has been crowned the 2023 OWL Champions.

The 2023 OWL season has come to a close, and Florida Mayhem has written their name in the history books as 2023’s best team. The Playoffs saw various upsets, reverse sweeps, and stomps.

From Atlanta Regin’s elimination at the hands of underdogs Hangzhou Spark and London Spitfire, Spark’s unlikely back-to-back reverse sweeps to get first seed, and Florida’s dominant performance.

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And with Florida’s win, it means the bottom four teams of Season One; San Francisco Shock, Shanghai Dragons, Dallas Fuel, and Florida Mayhem, all now have Championships to their name.

The 2023 Overwatch League Grand Finals was special in more ways than one. A team had the event as their homestand, which hasn’t happened since 2019. (The 2020 and 2021 finals were played online, while the 2022 event was held at the Anaheim Convention Center).

At the same time, the grand finals took place against the backdrop of the buzz around the future of the Overwatch League. After the event, all team owners will gather and vote on whether they will continue in the League. This could be the OWL’s swan song as Activision Blizzard considers implementing elements from other esports leagues into Overwatch esports.

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Below you can find everything you need to know about the Overwatch League Playoffs.

Overwatch League 2023 Grand Finals: Stream and VOD

The tournament was streamed exclusively on the Overwatch League’s YouTube channel, and all VODs can be found there.

Overwatch League 2023: Grand Finals: Final placement

PlacementTeamPrize Money (USD)
1Flordia Mayhem$1,000,000
2Houston Outlaws$400,000
3Hangzhou Spark$225,000
4Boston Uprising$130,000
5-6London Spitfire
Dallas Fuel
7-8Atlanta Reign
Seoul Infernal

Overwatch League 2023 Grand Finals: MVPs

Here are the MVPs for both the Grand Finals and Regular Season:

Grand Finals MVPMER1T
Regular Season MVPSOMEONE

Overwatch League 2023 Grand Finals: Dates and schedule

The event took place from September 28 through October 1 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, an indoor arena located in downtown Toronto, Canada. It can accommodate approximately 2,600 spectators for hockey matches and 3,000 for basketball matches.

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  • Playoffs: September 28-30
  • Grand Finals: October 1

Playoffs (September 28-30)

  • 8 teams are split into two double-elimination groups.
  • All matches are Bo5.
  • Top 2 teams from each group advance to the grand finals.

Group 1

1Hangzhou Spark2-0
2Boston Uprising1-1
3London Spitfire1-1
4Atlanta Reign0-2

Group 2

1Dallas Fuel2-0
2Florida Mayhem1-1
3Houston Outlaws1-1
4Seoul Infernal0-2

Day 1: September 28

Group 1 Round 1Hangzhou Spark 3-2 Atlanta Reign10 AM1 PM6 PM
Group 2 Round 1Dallas Fuel 3-0 Seoul Infernal11:30 AM2:30 PM7:30 PM
Group 1 Round 1Boston Uprising 3-1 London Spitfire1 PM4 PM9 PM
Group 2 Round 1Houston Outlaws 1-3 Florida Mayhem2:30 PM5:30 PM10:30 PM

Day 2: September 29

Group 1 LosersLondon Spitfire 3-0 Atlanta Reign10 AM1 PM6 PM
Group 2 LosersSeoul Infernal 0-3 Houston Outlaws11:30 AM2:30 PM7:30 PM
Group 1 WinnersHangzhou Spark 3-2 Boston Uprising1 PM4 PM9 PM
Group 2 WinnersDallas Fuel 1-3 Florida Mayhem2:30 PM5:30 PM10:30 PM

Day 3: September 30

Stage MatchPTETGMT
Group 1 DeciderLondon Spitfire 1-3 Boston Uprising11 AM2 PM7 PM
Group 2 DeciderHouston Outlaws 3-0 Dallas Fuel12:30 PM3:30 PM8:30 PM

Grand Finals (October 1)

  • 4 teams compete in a single-elimination bracket.
  • Losers of the first two matches of the bracket will be placed in a third-place decider match.
Semi FinalsHouston Outlaws 3-0 Hangzhou Spark11 AM2 PM7 PM
Semi-FinalsBoston Uprising 1-3 Florida Mayhem12:30 PM3:30 PM8:30 PM
Third Place MatchHangzhou Spark 3-0 Boston Uprising2:30 PM5:30 PM10:30 PM
Grand FinalsHouston Outlaws 0-4 Florida Mayhem4 PM7 PM12 AM

Overwatch League 2023 Grand Finals: Teams and rosters

Team Qualified From Players
Atlanta Reign West Summer Stage LIP, Stalk3r, D0NGHAK, Hawk, Fielder, ChiYo
Florida Mayhem West Summer Stage MER1T, Checkmate, Sauna, SOMEONE, CH0R0NG, Rupal
Houston Outlaws West Summer Stage Happy, Pelican, Fearless, Shu, Viol2t
Boston Uprising West Play-Ins Decay, birdring, smurf, Kalios, LeeJaeGon, Izayaki, Twilight
London Spitfire West Play-Ins SparkR, Sauna, Backbone, Hadi, Admiral, Landon
Hangzhou Spark East Knockouts Shy, leave, guxue, Lengsa, Mmonk, Pineapple
Seoul Infernal East Knockouts ZEST, MN3, Mag, Poko, Hyunjae, skewed, FiXa
Dallas Fuel East Play-Ins Edison, Sp9rk1e, Hanbin, MCD, Bliss

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Luís Mira graduated from ESCS in 2012 with a degree in journalism. A former reporter for HLTV.org, Goal and SkySports, he brings more than a decade of experience covering esports and traditional sports to Dexerto's editorial team. Contact: luis.mira@dexerto.com