The event will take place at the Blizzard Arena in Burbank on May 15-16. The two-day showcase will take place during the extended mid-season break between Stage 2 and Stage 3, instead of at the end of the season like with the 2018 event.
May 15 will feature three exhibition matches.
- The first is the All-Star Arcade in which players will face off in various wacky game modes such as No Tanks, Supports Only, or Lockout Elimination, as determined by a fan vote on the Overwatch League Twitter.
- The second is the Talent Takedown in which Overwatch League casters and analysts will play a three-map set in two teams drafted by coaches and featuring players to help cast the match.
- The third is the Widowmaker 1v1 headshots-only elimination bracket, returning from the 2018 All Star event. The current champion is Lane "Surefour" Roberts of the Los Angeles Gladiators.
May 16 will feature the All-Star Game in which a team representing each of the Atlantic and Pacific Division will play in a first-to-four-map series in the standard competitive game modes. The two teams will be determined by a currently-ongoing fan vote.
During the event, viewers will receive double the normal amount of Overwatch League tokens gained per hour watched, as well as the random 100-token drops.
Fans can use the tokens to purchase team skins as well as the new Overwatch League 2019 All Stars skins for Mercy and Lucio. The previously leaked skins will be available to purchase for 200 tokens each, like their 2018 counterparts in Tracer and Genji.
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