Business Overwatch League Made Some Changes For Its 2019 Season. Here’s What to Expect Published 2 months ago on October 10, 2018 By Frank Couper Share Tweet With one season under its belt, the Overwatch League is already mixing things up. After its inaugural season, the fledgling e-sports league announced it would add another eight teams for its return in 2019. The new additions representing Atlanta, Paris, Toronto, and Washington D.C. will join the existing Atlantic Division while new teams for Chengdu, Guangzhou, and Hangzhou, China, and Vancouver will join the Pacific Division. The 2019 season kicks off Thursday, Feb. 14, and will have a modified schedule going forward. Each team will play 28 games over four stages lasting five weeks. Each stage will consist of seven matches with teams playing zero to two matches a week, allowing for a more flexible schedule. The Overwatch League says this means teams will have more opportunities to play in their home cities as well. In addition to adding more breaks for teams in between matches, the downtime in between stages will be longer too. The time between stages two and three especially will be extended, which coincides with this year’s All-Star event. There will also be stage finals after stages one through three, and the playoffs will take place after stage four ends. The playoffs get some growth too. Similarly to last year, the divisional champions and the four next seeded teams will automatically go on to the final bout of competition. This season, however, the remaining teams will get another chance at a spot by battling it out in a win-or-go-home bracket. The top two teams will join the playoffs. Even more information, including the 2019 season schedule and tickets, will be coming from the Overwatch League soon. Credit: Fortune Share this:Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window) Related Related Topics:e-sportsTechVideo Games Up Next CVS, Aetna Win U.S. Approval For $69 Billion Merger Don't Miss German satellites sense Earth’s lumps and bumps Continue Reading You may like Data Sheet—These Bleak Times for Global Tech Companies Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer Granted Bail in Canada in Extradition Case That Has Roiled U.S.-China Relations Lawmakers Grill Google CEO Sundar Pichai. But He Emerges Merely Singed Follow Us On Flipboard Magazine. Latest U.S. Politics24 mins ago Meghan Markle vowed to live ‘less stifled’ life before dating Prince Harry Not long before she met Prince Harry, Meghan Markle vowed to live a “life less stifled” and to “take a... Sports34 mins ago Former Juve sporting director Marotta takes over at Inter Milan Giuseppe Marotta arrives to attend the draw for UEFA Champions League at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Giuseppe Marotta has... World37 mins ago Constantinople was unwise to antagonize Moscow, leading Orthodox theologian says The Patriarch of Constantinople was wrong to declare Ukraine no longer subject to the Russian Orthodox Church as the conflict... Business54 mins ago Data Sheet—These Bleak Times for Global Tech Companies Jobs for everyone. After a grueling public process involving bids from over 200 cities…oh, wait, no. Apple skipped all that... World1 hour ago Ian Naude: Cheshire PC jailed for raping 13-year-old girl Image copyright Cheshire Police Image caption Ian Naude was being investigated for sex offences when he became a student officer... Most Read Tech1 week ago YouTube top earners: The seven-year-old making $22m Sports7 days ago Maurizio Sarri is steering Chelsea away from top four for second year running unless these changes are made, says Adrian Durham Sports7 days ago Who are the two best central defenders in the world?