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OWL grand finals to feature Overwatch 2 exhibition match between pros

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OWL grand finals to feature Overwatch 2 exhibition match between pros

After announcing a plethora of rewards for tuning in to the Overwatch League 2021 playoffs, Blizzard has revealed the grand finals will also feature the first exhibition match between pros in Overwatch 2, as well as unveiling hero reworks to both Sombra and Bastion.

The OWL Twitter account shared a video with game director Aaron Keller, confirming that Overwatch 2 will have a presence during the pre-show and halftime show of the grand finals.

As mentioned, not only will fans get to see an exhibition match between pros, the first time Overwatch 2 gameplay will be seen since the showcase back in May but they'll also be introduced to Sombra and Bastion reworks.

Players have been asking for a Sombra rework for years. (Picture: Blizzard)

Sombra and Bastion have been two heroes on the opposite ends of the spectrum -- while the Mexican hacker has shined for a long time in high ELO ranked and pro play, the stationary powerhouse has left a lot to be desired, however, he's still considered an effective pick at low ELO.

Blizzard confirmed back in May that both would be receiving a rework to make them more engaging coming into Overwatch 2, so fans who are waiting to see what that entails will have to tune in to the OWL grand finals.

bastion rework
Bastion's redesign was revealed. (Picture: Blizzard)

With OWL 2022 set to be played with Overwatch 2 starting in April, it'll be interesting to see our first glimpse at pro play with the new title, which brings different modes and the shift to 5v5 by dropping a tank.

The grand finals are scheduled for 25th September, and you can catch all the action on the official Overwatch League YouTube channel.


For more on Overwatch check out our dedicated section filled with news, tournament results, and more.

Feature image courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment.