Florida Mayhem wins Overwatch League 2023 Grand Finals: Full results, MVPs, and recap
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.
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.
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
|Placement||Team||Prize Money (USD)|
Overwatch League 2023 Grand Finals: MVPs
Here are the MVPs for both the Grand Finals and Regular Season:
|Grand Finals MVP||MER1T|
|Regular Season MVP||SOMEONE|
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.
- 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.
Day 1: September 28
|Group 1 Round 1||Hangzhou Spark 3-2 Atlanta Reign||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
|Group 2 Round 1||Dallas Fuel 3-0 Seoul Infernal||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||7:30 PM|
|Group 1 Round 1||Boston Uprising 3-1 London Spitfire||1 PM||4 PM||9 PM|
|Group 2 Round 1||Houston Outlaws 1-3 Florida Mayhem||2:30 PM||5:30 PM||10:30 PM|
Day 2: September 29
|Group 1 Losers||London Spitfire 3-0 Atlanta Reign||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
|Group 2 Losers||Seoul Infernal 0-3 Houston Outlaws||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||7:30 PM|
|Group 1 Winners||Hangzhou Spark 3-2 Boston Uprising||1 PM||4 PM||9 PM|
|Group 2 Winners||Dallas Fuel 1-3 Florida Mayhem||2:30 PM||5:30 PM||10:30 PM|
Day 3: September 30
|Group 1 Decider||London Spitfire 1-3 Boston Uprising||11 AM||2 PM||7 PM|
|Group 2 Decider||Houston Outlaws 3-0 Dallas Fuel||12:30 PM||3:30 PM||8:30 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 Finals||Houston Outlaws 3-0 Hangzhou Spark||11 AM||2 PM||7 PM|
|Semi-Finals||Boston Uprising 1-3 Florida Mayhem||12:30 PM||3:30 PM||8:30 PM|
|Third Place Match||Hangzhou Spark 3-0 Boston Uprising||2:30 PM||5:30 PM||10:30 PM|
|Grand Finals||Houston Outlaws 0-4 Florida Mayhem||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM|
Overwatch League 2023 Grand Finals: Teams and rosters
|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|