The Overwatch League have confirmed that the London Spitfire will be getting an exclusive Winston skin to commemorate their Season 1 Grand Finals win.
London managed to make it to the Grand Finals against the Philadelphia Fusion after entering into the Season One Playoffs as a five seed – but dominated the Fusion to take the championship home.
The upcoming Winston skin was leaked previously by Reddit user Wengzan – and now it seems their information was correct.
Flying Ace Winston, reporting for duty
As the leaked images hinted, Winston has been transformed into a World War Two fighter ace with old timey goggles and patches celebrating the Spitfire and their Season One win.
The best part of the skin might just be the propellers and wings on his back replacing his jetpack that actually resemble Spitfire fighters from the war.
The Flying Ace Winston skin, a celebration of the @Spitfire’s championship moment, puts a whimsical twist on a vintage design. :monkey: #OWL2019
:starstruck: More skin details here: https://t.co/2L3jP2jg1T pic.twitter.com/FhHjhV1RLA
— Overwatch League (@overwatchleague) August 15, 2019
His Tesla Cannon has also gotten a makeover, with the addition of some heavy-duty cannons that fits right in with the fighter aircraft theme of the skin.
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Why does London get a Winston skin? The Spitfire’s Jae-hee ‘Gesture‘ Hong is widely considered one of the top Winston players in the League, so like Jjonak, the skin was made with him in mind.
Flying Ace Winston, as speculated earlier when the leak dropped, will only be available for a limited time – from August 29 – September 16, and is probably a must-get for any hardcore Winston fan.
Get your #AcesHigh! The Inaugural season champs are getting something pretty cool. :eyes:
Don't miss the reveal landing TOMORROW! @Spitfire #OWL2019 pic.twitter.com/AgRmtXmipn
— Overwatch League (@overwatchleague) August 14, 2019
When are the Overwatch League Grand Finals?
The 2019 Grand Finals will be held on September 29 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA and the hometown Fusion are still in Finals playoff contention, but they need to step it up from their 2-4 record so far in Stage 4 to stay in the running.
A price for the new skin has yet to be announced, but if we look at the Jjonak MVP Zenyatta skin, we can assume it will probably be around 200 OWL Tokens, so if you’re short, be sure to tune in to Overwatch League on Twitch to start saving up.
There are still two weeks of Overwatch League matches to watch before Flying Ace Winston becomes available – enough time to at least get a few tokens closer to 200.