Updated on: May 30, 2023 (updated match results, standings).
Overwatch League season 6 is just around the corner, officially beginning with the Spring Stage Qualifiers on April 27. Florida Mayhem is riding fresh off the back of their victory in the Pro-Am, a pre-season competitive tournament that allowed some amateur teams from open qualifiers to dip their toes in the professional scene.
Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming Overwatch League 2023 Spring Stage, including all 19 competing teams and the qualifiers schedule.
OWL Season 6 is the first year where the competitive season will be split into two: the Spring and Summer Stages, anchored by two LAN events: Midseason Madness Global Tournament and the Grand Finals.
The teams will remain divided into East and West regions, with the East featuring a more open ecosystem allowing smaller Overwatch Contenders teams to compete.
The regular season of Overwatch League 2023 circuit play will begin on April 27, with the Qualifiers. All matches for the Qualifiers stage will be played online in a round-robin format and end on May 28.
All six East region teams will automatically qualify for the Spring Stage Knockouts. The top teams from the West region will qualify, though the exact number of West teams is yet TBA.
There will be nineteen Overwatch League teams competing in the Spring Stage Qualifiers as they fight for a spot in the Spring Stage Knockouts on May 20.
The Knockouts stage decides which OWL teams will advance to the Midseason Madness global tournament. East region team Chengdu Hunters will not compete in the Spring Stage as they reportedly contemplate the "future direction" for their team.
All times listed are in ET, and all match winners will be emboldened for easier reading. Future match schedules will be added closer to the time.
Any interested fans can catch the matches live-streamed on the official Overwatch League YouTube channel, embedded below.
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Check out our Overwatch League betting guide for more info. The East have already secured their positions in the Spring Stage Knockouts. The top two teams in the West, Atlanta Reign and Houston Outlaws, have earned their slots in the Midseason Madness, while the other eight teams in the top ten are through to the Knockouts.
1) Guangzhou Charge - 4-1 | 14-4
2) Seoul Infernal - 4-1 | 14-5
3) Hangzhou Spark - 3-2 | 9-8
4) Dallas Fuel - 2-3 | 7-10
5) Seoul Dynasty - 1-4 | 6-14
6) Shanghai Dragons - 1-4 | 4-13
1) Atlanta Reign - 8-0 | 24-2 (Qualifies to Midseason Madness)
2) Houston Outlaws - 7-1 | 22-8 (Qualifies to Midseason Madness)
3) Florida Mayhem- 6-2 | 22-10 (Spring Stage Knockouts)
4) Boston Uprising - 6-2 | 19-9 (Spring Stage Knockouts)
5) Washington Justice - 5-3 | 15-10 (Spring Stage Knockouts)
6) LA Gladiators - 5-3 | 15-14 (Spring Stage Knockouts)
7) Vancouver Titans - 4-4 | 15-13 (Spring Stage Knockouts)
8) Toronto Defiant - 3-5 | 14-17 (Spring Stage Knockouts)
9) NY Excelsior - 3-5 | 14-17 (Spring Stage Knockouts)
10) San Francisco Shock - 3-5 | 11-20 (Spring Stage Knockouts)
11) London Spitfire - 2-6 | 11-19
12) LA Valiant - 0-8 | 4-24
13) Vegas Eternal - 0-8 | 1-24
Despite Season 4 of Overwatch 2 seeing the complete removal of map pools, the Overwatch League will still see the inclusion of a significantly smaller map pool for the competing teams to battle in. We have a complete Overwatch 2 map guide for anyone wanting more.
This is also the first professional tournament where new support hero Lifeweaver is available to play - it will be interested to see how he shakes up the meta.
Stay tuned with Rivalry, where we will be keeping this article updated with all the latest information, including the current standings and match results. If you want more Overwatch news, you've come to the right place! We've got a complete hero unlock guide, the best OW2 crosshairs, hero tier lists, and tons more!