Last week we learned of the Overwatch California Cup, and I wondered how many more of these “regional derby matches” we might see.  Well so long as you don’t mind the lack of “regional” specificity, we didn’t have to wait long to see another sprout up.

While the premise of the Gilded Gala will be similar to the California Cup, with the Spitfire and Outlaws playing in a home and home series, the actual style of play will be different.  Featuring only three to four players from each of the squads, they will play “unique and fun game modes,” such as 1v1s, mystery heroes (my jam!), pros versus fans and more.  The two events also look to feature local social media personalities to act as a broader draw.

We’re really excited to have put something special together for the fans, and it’s been great teaming up with the Outlaws to do it.  The amount of support we’ve gotten from our hometown fans continues to be phenomenal and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have the team in London. The Overwatch Gilded Gala is going to be an event to remember for both the cities of London and Houston.

Jack Etienne, London Spitfire CEO & Owner

Think you’re game to attend either of the dates?  Make sure you’re in London on October 20, 2018 for the first leg, and available sometime in January 2019 for the second leg in Houston (a specific date is not yet available).

So… which two sides will we see match up next?