There’s nothing more that Californians love more than California sports rivalries. Whether it be the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers, or the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers – California loves a good rivalry that lives within state lines. Now, with the Overwatch League, we have the San Francisco Shock, the Los Angeles Valiant and the Los Angeles Gladiators making a great three-way rivalry in esports.
Just a little less than a week ago, the San Francisco Shock and Los Angeles Valiant announced the first ever Overwatch California Cup. The event will be held in two parts – October 20th at the Esports Arena in Santa Ana in Southern California, and November 10th at the Esports Arena in Oakland, in Northern California. Both teams will be playing their new rosters, and fans will get the opportunity to meet players, get their autographs, and enjoy some great Overwatch.
We’re happy to introduce the four collegiate teams that will be competing at the #CaliforniaCup!
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Overwatch collegiate teams from University of California Los Angeles, UC Irvine, UC Berkeley and UC San Diego will be competing at the October 20th California Cup event in Santa Ana. All four of these colleges have great reputations in Southern California for their dedication to esports.
UC Irvine hosts many esports events, as well as an esports girls summer camp. UC San Diego has been hosting TGEX, a gaming and esports event held on campus. UCLA hosts many events as well, and have worked with both Los Angeles Overwatch League teams, and Esports at Cal took home their second Tespa championship at this year’s Overwatch Fiesta Bowl.
Tickets are available for the Southern California event, which you can get by clicking here. Tickets start at $25 USD, with VIP packages ranging from $50-75 USD.
If you plan on cosplaying, please make sure to read the guidelines posted on the ticketing page. Any other questions can be directed to the L.A. Valiant and S.F. Shock social media pages.
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