Category: Overwatch

Overwatch eSports News

Overwatch World Cup, Rosters are in

Over the past month, 24 Overwatch World Cup competition committees held tryouts, with players competing for a spot on their country’s team. Now, the rosters are in—check them out at worldcup.playoverwatch.com. Competitors from each roster will battle it out for their nation at one of the Group Stages taking place in Incheon, South Korea; Los Angeles, United States; Bangkok, Thailand;...

Overwatch Patch 1.25 now live

In the latest Overwatch Developer Update, Jeff Kaplan talks about changes coming to the game with Patch 1.25, which is now live on the PTR. We’re excited to announce new tools that let players control their gameplay experience, the ability to reward positive behavior and strategic gameplay with Endorsements, updates to improve overall gameplay, and plans to continue building for...

Overwatch Free weekend

The second Overwatch Anniversary event is live, and we’re giving potential heroes the chance to suit up for battle with another Overwatch Free Weekend. Gamers can log in starting 19:00 BST, May 25 through Monday, May 29 on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4—preload is available now on console versions of the game. For those playing on PlayStation 4, a...

Overwatch, May 22nd for the second birthday celebrations

Blizzard and the Overwatch team are excited to celebrate the game’s two-year anniversary! From May 22 through June 12, players can log in to Overwatch on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox One to experience our latest in-game event. Overwatch Anniversary will bring in a host of new content, including more than 50 fresh cosmetic items and the newest Deathmatch map, Petra!...

Overwatch ‘Pink Mercy’ Charity Skin

Blizzard Entertainment will donate 100% of the proceeds received for the purchase of the Overwatch ‘Pink Mercy’ skin to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. About Overwatch Blizzard’s Overwatch is a highly stylized team-based shooter set on a near-future earth with more than 35 million players globally. The award-winning video game features a cast of 27 unique heroes, each bringing their...

Overwatch Contenders Europe and North America Finals Live in Poland

By Blizzard Entertainment –  Overwatch League Last year, the 2017 Overwatch Contenders Season 1 finals for North America and Europe were held at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles. Now, it’s Europe’s turn—we’re pleased to announce that the 2018 Overwatch Contenders North America and Europe finals will be held in Poland, and tickets are on sale now! Dates: May 12 from 12...

Crypt School take home the trophy in UK esports tournament for schools

Four schools from across the UK gathered in the Gfinity Esports Arena in London yesterday to battle it out for the coveted trophy, designed by a father-daughter duo representing Creative Assembly. After fierce competition, the Crypt School came out on top and went home the winners at this unique competitive-gaming-meets-careers event. With the backing of gaming industry giants such as...

Announcing the 2018 Overwatch World Cup

Blizzard Entertainment Two years ago, we debuted the Overwatch World Cup, and 2017 saw it evolve and expand further. Now it’s time to announce the return of this global celebration of high-level play: the 2018 Overwatch World Cup, which culminates this November in Southern California. Here are all the details for how to get involved. Qualification: From today through the...

Overwatch, Brigitte now ready for action

Overwatch’s newest hero, Brigitte, is now live on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One! The daughter of weapons designer Torbjörn Lindholm, Brigitte specializes in armour and defense— throwing Repair Packs to heal teammates, or automatically healing nearby allies when she damages foes with her Flail. Her Flail is capable of a wide swing to strike multiple targets, or a Whip...

Overwatch, Brigitte Lindholm now live on PTR

No longer sitting on the sidelines, Brigitte Lindholm has taken up arms to join Overwatch and defend those in need of protection. The daughter of weapons designer Torbjörn Lindholm, Brigitte was the first of his children to show an interest in mechanical engineering. She spent much of her spare time in her father’s workshop, learning the trade and honing her...

UC Berkeley takes the Fiesta Bowl Overwatch National Championship

Blizzard Entertainment UC Berkeley made it two straight when they topped UC Irvine in the final to win the Fiesta Bowl Overwatch National Championship on the campus of Arizona State University. The Sun Devil Fitness Complex saw a series of controlled performances from a Cal team that seemed to confound every opponent they faced and overcame every shift in strategy....

Overwatch Lunar New Year Sale and Free Weekend

Come celebrate Lunar New Year by saving big on Overwatch! Players interested in joining the fight can head to the Blizzard Shop from 19:00 GMT this evening until 8:00 GMT on February 27 to pick up the Overwatch: Standard Edition for PC at the special price of £16.99 and the Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition for PC for only...

2018 Overwatch Contenders, invited teams, livestreams and more

The Overwatch Path to Pro program has been significantly expanded for 2018. There will be three Overwatch Contenders seasons this year, with a total prize pool of more than $3 million USD to be won worldwide. By embracing regional leagues and launching new ones, Overwatch Contenders is now operating in Europe, North America, South Korea, China, the Pacific region, Australia,...

Play Overwatch Free February 16–19 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

Blizzard Entertainment If you haven’t already had the opportunity to suit up and save the world as one of the heroes of Overwatch, now’s your chance. From February 16–19, we’re calling on all prospective agents: assemble your team and dive in during the Overwatch Free Weekend on PC, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One! For this free weekend, we’re making Overwatch’s full roster of...

Overwatch – Seasonal Event: Lunar New Year 2018

Overwatch – Seasonal Event: Lunar New Year 2018 Lunar New Year has returned to Overwatch! From now until March 5, 2018 we’re celebrating the festivities with updates to our Capture the Flag mode—including a competitive Capture the Flag Mode and Sudden Death—on a brand-new map, Ayutthaya. Players can unlock their favorite Lunar New Year-themed items from last year along with...