The league has added eight expansion teams since the first season.
The Overwatch League has announced the 2019 schedule, which includes away games and a $ 5 million prize pool.
Dallas Fuel, Atlanta Reign and Los Angeles Valiant will all host games in their home towns ̵
OWL has raised its prize pool from $ 3.5 million in 2018 to $ 5 million for the 2019 season. The winner of the total 2019 season will win $ 1.1 million, with the runner-up team going away with $ 600,000, with reduced amount for lower ranked teams.
The regular season starts on February 14 and is divided into four stages, each lasting five weeks. The last regular season game will take place on August 25th. By comparison, OWL ended its regular season matches during the past year on June 17th.
Eight expansion teams join OWL for their second season. The expansion groups are Atlanta Reign, Washington Justice, Paris Eternal, Toronto Defiant, Vancouver Titans, Chengdu Hunters, Guangzhou Charge and Hangzhou Spark. The teams join OWL's original 12 teams from season 1.
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