Where will Overwatch League teams play in season three? - Dexerto

Where will Overwatch League teams play in season three?

Published: 20/Aug/2019 18:59 Updated: 20/Aug/2019 20:16

by Scott Robertson


After Blizzard and Overwatch League revealed the 2020 schedule on Monday, plenty of teams announced the venues for their homestands.

A number of Overwatch League teams have already announced their venue locations for their 2020 Homestands after Blizzard and OWL revealed the third season that’s set to begin next year. Blizzard announced back in July that the league would entirely switch over to local homestands for the 2020 season. The newly formatted season will kick off in February and run until August, and will no longer be separated into four stages. There will be 52 homestand events over the course of the season.

Here is the current list of announced homestand venues:

Dallas Fuel

  • Esports Stadium in Arlington 
  • Toyota Music Factory 
  • Allen Event Center 

New York Excelsior

  • Hammerstein Ballroom

Dallas ObserverDallas Fuel Homestand at the Allen Event Center

Toronto Defiant

  • Roy Thomson Hall

Vancouver Titans

  • Rogers Arena

Washington Justice

  • The Anthem
  • DC Entertainment and Sports Arena

San Francisco Shock

  • Historic Cow Palace
  • San Jose Civic Center

Florida Mayhem

  • Watsco Center (University of Miami)
  • Full Sail Arena (Full Sail University in Orlando)

Hangzhou Spark

  • Hangzhou Theatre
  • Wuzhen Grand Theater

Paris Eternal

  • Zenith Paris (Parc de la Villette)

China DailyThe Hangzhou Theatre

The addition of homestands for the 2020 Overwatch League season isn’t the only change to the forthcoming third season of the Blizzard-run league. Richard Lewis revealed earlier this month for Dexerto that teams will no longer be required to provide housing for its players after the initial 90 day period after signing a contract. Teams must provide a plan and financial resources to help their players find housing if they won’t provide it themselves. 

We will continue to update this list as new 2020 Homestand venues are announced by teams. You can view the full schedule of OWL Season Three matchups on the Overwatch League website. 


Overwatch cosplayer blinks ahead with Tracer’s new look for Overwatch 2

Published: 19/Jan/2021 7:09

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Overwatch 2 is still a while away with no official release date in sight, but that didn’t stop a talented cosplayer from re-creating Tracer’s new look in the sequel, and it turned out great.

Overwatch’s characters have incredible designs, and naturally, that means their cosplays are some of the best in the world. We’ve seen them all brought to life in astonishing detail, and each one is special in its own way.

However, seven characters will have their appearances re-worked in Overwatch 2, with more expected to come later. It’s a welcome change since many fans feel like some of the current character models are outdated.

Activision-Blizzard has outlined all the changes on their official website. Tracer’s new model is particularly exciting. The differences seem subtle at first. However, a closer look reveals a wealth of changes.

In essence, they’ve switched her ‘retro’ look to something more modern. Her glasses have been replaced with a more combat-ready pair. They’ve also given her smaller gloves, a sleeker jacket, and a refined chronal accelerator.

Overwatch 2 Tracer cosplay
Activision-Blizzard revealed Tracer’s new look at BlizzCon 2019.

A talented cosplayer named Gustavo, better known as TheCrayonThief on Instagram, has been waiting for Overwatch 2’s release date to be announced like everyone else. However, he couldn’t resist and decided to create Tracer’s new outfit from scratch while he waits.

“I was so excited to wear this cosplay at NYCC or Blizzcon,” he said.

“However, thanks to Miss Rona, that didn’t [happen], and it ain’t [going to] happen for the foreseeable future. I’m trying to get myself motivated and upload more cosplay content.”


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Gustavo managed to capture all the new tweaks and improvements to Tracer’s outfit. It’s a detailed and well-polished piece overall, and his fans loved it.

He also shared it on Reddit, and it was well-received on there too. Collectively, it’s racked up hundreds of likes across all platforms, and there’s no doubt it will continue to climb. 

All in all, it was an excellent job, and it’ll give Overwatch fans something to enjoy while they wait for the sequel.