Overwatch League

Overwatch League

The Overwatch League, the first major global esports league with city-based teams, was designed to celebrate the best of the best in the hit Blizzard Entertainment title Overwatch. The League’s goal is to create the world’s premier esports league, where teams and players thrive for years to come.

The Overwatch League’s teams are permanent franchises representing major cities across the globe. The Atlantic and Pacific Divisions, comprising six teams each, share a fierce hunger for the Overwatch League championship.

Overwatch League News

  • Overwatch Contenders, What’s New in 2019 Blizzard Entertainment Last year, Overwatch Contenders expanded into a global tournament series that provided an official pathway for becoming a professional Overwatch player. There is no better place for aspiring pro players to show off their skills—the program now has produced approximately 90 players who have been picked up by teams in the Overwatch League—and we’re not done. Here are the exciting changes we’re making to Overwatch Contenders in 2019 to facilitate even more nail-biting competition around the world and shine ... Read More
  • Overwatch League to Kick Off 2019 Season with Eight New Teams The Overwatch League™ returns to action for the official start of the 2019 season. This season, 20 teams will compete for the league championship and a share of the US $5 million prize pool. The world’s first major global esports league with city-based teams will be even more fan-friendly, with more ways to watch via enhanced viewing technology through the Twitch All-Access Pass program, expanded broadcast and digital distribution, and a brand-new online shop loaded with team and player merchandise. “We’ve ... Read More
  • Sentinels Sign Overwatch Player and Streamer xQc The Sentinels are excited to announce the signing of Félix “xQc” Lengyel to the organization. The variety streamer will also be playing as a substitute for the Gladiators Legion in Overwatch Contenders. According to today’s Twitch metrics, xQc has been the 5th most popular individual on streaming platform Twitch for the last 30 days with 4.4 million viewer hours, even surpassing pop culture icon Ninja; he also surpassed the official ESL CS:GO channel. Originally from Québec, xQc is known for his ... Read More
  • Overwatch Contenders in 2019 Blizzard Entertainment Last year, Overwatch Contenders expanded into a global tournament series that provided an official pathway for becoming a professional Overwatch player. There is no better place for aspiring pro players to show off their skills—the program now has produced approximately 90 players who have been picked up by teams in the Overwatch League—and we’re not done. Here are the exciting changes we’re making to Overwatch Contenders in 2019 to facilitate even more nail-biting competition around the world and shine ... Read More
  • Overwatch League 2019 Team Preview: Vancouver Titans By Blizzard Entertainment Vancouver Titans Joined Overwatch League: September 2018 Division: Pacific Meet the Titans We asked analyst Harsha Bandi and Chief Operating Officer Trent Carroll to tell us more about the team: What makes your team stand out from other sports/esports teams in your market? We are most excited about the chemistry and history that players on our team have developed having played, for the most part, together as RunAway. The family mentality this group has developed is something that will separate us from other teams ... Read More
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