Overwatch League's Philadelphia Fusion reveal stunning $50 million arena - Dexerto

Overwatch League’s Philadelphia Fusion reveal stunning $50 million arena

Published: 25/Sep/2019 21:09 Updated: 25/Sep/2019 23:42

by Scott Robertson


The Philadelphia Fusion and its partners have broken ground on their $50 million esports arena, Fusion Arena, and have released a gorgeous preview video of the future home of the Philly based Overwatch League franchise.

The bar for esports arenas is being set at an all-time high in Philadelphia, as ground has broken at the site of the future Fusion Arena, and is set to open its doors in 2021.

As the ground was broken inside the Philadelphia Sports Complex, the Fusion released a teaser trailer for the venue, and it certainly is ambitious.

The video showcases numerous aspects of the Fusion Arena, including a team store, the arena theater, and something called the Ion Market. The renderings shown in the video highlight an extravagant, incredibly high value of production.

According to a press release sent to Dexerto, the venue should fit 3,500 spectators, and will dedicate 10,000 square feet to the Xfinity Training Center, team offices, and a broadcast studio. Fusion Arena will also feature “unique seating experiences including two balcony bars, club seats with USB ports, flexible loge boxes and exclusive suites.”

Comcast Spectacor / The Cordish Companies / PopulousThe Xfinity Training Center inside the Fusion Arena

Aside from host Fusion matches, the new arena will reportedly also serve “as a premier destination for competitive gaming events, [and] also host a variety of live entertainment programming and experiences.”

The $50 million arena is estimated to make the city of Philadelphia $1 million in economic benefit in just its first year, as well as created 500 new “direct and indirect construction jobs.”

The Fusion are expected to make Fusion Arena their official home for the 2021 season of Overwatch League. 

During the 2020 season, where the whole league will be experimenting with hosting homestands, the Fusion will host their weekends at The Met Philadelphia and the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

Comcast Spectacor / The Cordish Companies / PopulousFusion Arena’s main entrance

The groundbreaking of Fusion Arena kicks off a busy week of Overwatch for the city of Philadelphia, who will be hosting the Season 2 Grand Finals in the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, September 29.


How to watch BLAST Premier Fall 2020: stream, teams, schedule, results

Published: 31/Oct/2020 17:05 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 18:09

by Andrew Amos


The world’s best Counter-Strike is taking place in Europe right now. BLAST Premier Fall 2020 is set to kick off on October 26, featuring 12 top teams from around the world duking it out for $150,000 USD.

BLAST have condensed their Premier Fall series from two regions to one. North America has been left on the sidelines as the world’s best teams move over to Europe to compete.

That doesn’t mean the competition is going to be any less fierce though. 12 top squads from across the globe are converging on the region to duke it out over $150,000, as well as points towards the BLAST Premier Global Finals.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 streams

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 will be streamed live on the Blast Twitch and YouTube channels. The action is expected to kick off on October 26 at 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET / 3:30pm GMT. Most days will have the same start time.

For your convenience, we’ve embedded the stream below.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 teams

12 top teams from across Europe and North America are taking part in BLAST Premier Fall 2020. Most notably is obviously the four-time Major winners Astralis, although the competition will be hot on their heels.

North American champions FURIA have flown across the Atlantic to make their presence known in Europe. The new-look Complexity and MIBR rosters will also be taking to the stage for the first time.

IEM New York winners FaZe Clan are in attendance too, as well as numerous other top 10 teams.

Group A Group B Group C
Natus Vincere Vitality Astralis
Ninjas in Pyjamas Complexity MIBR
Evil Geniuses BIG FURIA
OG FaZe Clan G2 Esports

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 brackets

Group A

BLAST Premier Fall 2020

Group B


Group C

BLAST Premier Fall 2020

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 schedule & scores

Monday, October 26

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Opening Round Na’Vi 2 – 0 NiP 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Opening Round Evil Geniuses 1 – 2 OG 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, October 27

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Upper Final Na’Vi 0 – 2 OG 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Lower Round 1 NiP 2 – 0 Evil Geniuses 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 28

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Losers Final Na’Vi 2 – 1 NiP 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Grand Final OG 2 – 1 Na’Vi 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Thursday, October 29

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Opening Round Vitality 2 – 1 Complexity 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Opening Round BIG 2 – 1 FaZe 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Friday, October 30

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Winners Final Vitality 2-0 BIG 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Losers Round 1 Complexity 2-0 FaZe 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Saturday, October 31

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Losers Final Complexity vs BIG 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Grand Final Vitality vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Monday, November 2

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Opening Round Astralis vs MIBR 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Opening Round FURIA vs G2 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, November 3

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Winners Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Losers Round 1 TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm

Wednesday, November 4

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm