The Stage 1 Playoffs field is coming into focus, and exciting win-or-go-home elimination action is almost here. The Stage 1 Playoffs will take place after Week 5, from March 21–24.

Eight teams will qualify, including the two division leaders of Stage 1 along with the next six teams in the stage standings regardless of division. The eight teams will be seeded and placed into a single-elimination bracket. Keep an eye on the latest playoffs positioning on our standings page.

The Stage Playoffs prize pool of US $500,000 includes $200K for the winner, $100K for the runner-up, $50K for the third- and fourth-place teams, and $25K for the fifth- through eighth-place finishers.

Tickets to see the action live and in person at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles are on sale now on

Who will become the first stage champion of the 2019 season? Join us at Blizzard Arena or via, the Overwatch League app, our Twitch channel,, or the MLG app and find out!