The team won the inaugural trophy and $1 million for winning the inaugural Overwatch League Final.
The Overwatch League season has finally come to an end, after almost 7 months since when it started. The Overwatch League final took place over two days and ended yesterday and London Spitfire won its inaugural season.
London Spitfire had a mixed season, with some unexpected defeats and some commanding victories. Their opponents were the Philadelphia Fusion, which were the crowd-favorite. It was pretty obvious, because when London Spitfire entered the Barclays Centre, they were greeted with boos. Yet they kept their calm throughout the match, and defeated the crowd favourites in front of 19,000 people. Among the attendees were Jon Bon Jovi, D’Angelo Russell and Courtney Miller. The Overwatch League Final was opened by DJ Khaled. The League final was also broadcast on ESPN.
The final spanned over two days, from July 27 – July 28. London Spitfire dominated the game 3-1 on the first day and 3-0 on the second day. “Generally speaking, in our matches this season, we’ve almost always had more opposing fans than our fans at the stadium,” said the Spitfire’s Jae-hee “Gesture” Hong at a press conference after yesterday’s game. “I don’t think it affects us that much. Knowing we have all the London fans cheering for us is enough.”
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“We had to go through a lot of stuff to get where we are, both mentally, emotionally, and gameplay-wise. Once I realized we won, all of those times went through my head, so I became somewhat emotional.”
“I didn’t think it would be this easy,” said Spitfire support Seung-tae “Bdosin” Choi. “Next year I hope we play a stronger team.”
“Today we came with a different mentality,” Philadelphia Fusion support player Neptuno said after the game. “We played really happy and played our best. We took a while to adapt, but we tried our best and our attitude was really good.”
With the first season over, the next big event for Overwatch will be the Overwatch League All-Star weekend. It will take place from August 25th – August 26th, 2018.