League stage 4 begins this week, kicking of the last stage of games in the inaugural season. 

The first season has been a smash-hit success, with millions of Overwatch fans tuning in to watch their favourite teams. 

In stage 3, the dominant New York Excelsior smashed the competition to take their second stage play-off victory, cementing them as the best team in the league by a large margin. 

Stage 4 is expected to bring a whole new set of challenges for the pro players, but when does the latest Overwatch League stage begin? 

When does Stage 4 begin?

The end of the first season of Overwatch League is just one stage away, much to the disappointment of fans. 

The fourth and final stage begins Wednesday, May 16, and will end on Saturday, May 19.

Overwatch League Stage 4 schedule and game timings

Wednesday, May 16

7pm EDT: Los Angeles Gladiators vs San Francisco Shock

9pm EDT: Seoul Dynasty vs. Los Angeles Valiant

11pm EDT: Dallas Fuel vs. Shanghai Dragons

Thursday, May 17

7pm EDT: Boston Uprising vs. Philadelphia Fusion

9pm EDT: New York Excelsior vs. Florida Mayhem

11pm EDT: Houston Outlaws vs. London Spitfire

Friday,May 18

7pm EDT: Dallas Fuel vs. Los Angeles Gladiators

9pm EDT: Boston Uprising vs. Houston Outlaws

11pm EDT: San Francisco Shock vs. Seoul Dynasty

Saturday, May 19

4pm EDT: Philadelphia Fusion vs. Florida Mayhem

6pm EDT: Shanghai Dragons vs. Los Angeles Valiant

8pm EDT: London Spitfire vs. New York Excelsior

New York will be looking to push their advantage going into the final stage of the season, having dominated for much of the last three stages, losing only 3 series’ across 98 maps. 

What are the Overwatch League standings? 

With New York Excelsior at the top of the table with a map differential of +68, it would take a monumental effort for any other team to catch up to the runaway stars. 

Boston Uprising is second, but are sitting at a map diff of +27. The Uprising were a surprise hit in Stage 3, making their way to the playoffs without a single loss in the stage. 

However, with the evolving meta changing the strength of the Dive meta, it is likely that teams such as Boston Uprising and San Francisco Shock may struggle. 

Stage 4 will bring in the newest hero to the Overwatch Roster, Brigitte, an anti-dive support-tank hybrid who has been devastating on the ranked ladder. 

We are yet to see what she is capable of in the hands of pro-players, but it is likely she will finally dislodge the dominant dive meta, with popular pick Tracer, looking less viable. 

Rumours also swirl that the newly re-worked Hanzo could debut in Stage 4. 

His Scatter Arrow ability has been replaced with a rapid-fire Storm Arrow ability capable of shredding tanks. HIs enhanced mobility has been a popular hit in competitive play, but it is still unknown if that patch will play a part in Stage 4 of Overwatch League. 

Korean teams, London Spitfire and Seoul Dynasty are third and fourth respectively, struggling to keep up with New York as they march ahead.

Dallas Fuel continues to slip down the table, sitting in 10th, while Shanghai Dragons are yet to win a series, with a map differential of -88.

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