Overwatch is a highly stylized team-based shooter set in a future worth fighting for. Every match is an intense multiplayer showdown pitting a diverse cast of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities against each other in an epic, globe-spanning conflict.
Overwatch World Cup
The Overwatch World Cup features tournament-level national teams, global involvement, community inclusion, and national competitions. Viewers will vote for their nation’s representatives, who will select the strongest team from that nation. Competitors advance to semifinals before battling it out at the playoffs at BlizzCon!
If you and your team have what it takes to stand among the best, Overwatch Contenders is the place to prove it. This tournament series showcases top up-and-coming talent as players battle for pride and prize money across a regular season in their region. With Overwatch League teams watching, tomorrow’s stars will shine first in Contenders. Contenders begins in North America and Europe, with further expansions planned for the future.
Overwatch Open Division
For those who have reached a skill rating of Master or above in Competitive Play and want a bigger challenge, the Overwatch Open Division will help you become a true contender. Head over to the Overwatch Open Division page to find your region’s portal, where you can find or assemble a team and learn more about facing off against other regional teams in a structured weekly format for prizes.
- 2020-21 British Esports Championships, live grand finals at ConfettiThe British Esports Association, the not-for-profit organization set up to promote and support grassroots esports, has partnered with Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies to deliver a live grand finals for the 2020-21 British Esports Championships. The Championships are a series of competitive gaming tournaments for students aged 12+ in schools and colleges across the UK. Its three age-appropriate team-based games are League of Legends, Overwatch and Rocket League. Confetti’s live events venue, Metronome in Nottingham will host the grand finals on July 3rd. It ...Read More
- ‘Overwatch’ Players Cut Response Time In Half Thanks to NVIDIA ReflexOverwatch players with GeForce GPUs are the latest to benefit from NVIDIA Reflex with the addition of the technology to the game today. NVIDIA Reflex reduces system latency to further improve player competitiveness, allowing them to acquire targets faster, react quicker, and increase aim precision simply by enabling NVIDIA Reflex in a game’s settings. “NVIDIA Reflex is a game-changer with up to 50% less system latency.” – John Lafleur, Overwatch Technical Director After a few weeks of testing on the public test region, NVIDIA Reflex is ...Read More
- High School Esports League Winter Challenge, Open for registrationsGeneration Esports (GenE) announced that registration to the 2021 Winter Challenge seasonal gaming tournament from the High School Esports League (HSEL) — North America’s largest competitive gaming organization for high schools — is now open to high school students nationwide. This January, high school esports clubs will compete for college scholarships and real-world prizes from top gaming brands, like ASUS, by mastering a variety of game genres. And as an HSEL first, GenE has partnered with Chess.com to officially offer online chess ...Read More
- British Esports Championships, Spring sign-ups openSchools and colleges have another chance to take part in the ongoing British Esports Championships, a series of competitive video game tournaments for students aged 12+ across the UK with rising viewer numbers. The British Esports Twitch channel has grown to more than 2,400 followers since broadcasts began in spring 2020, with more than half a million total views. Broadcasts regularly pull in 60,000 unique viewers, with 1,600+ average viewers watching student teams take part in esports tournaments. New schools and colleges can register for ...Read More
- Overwatch, ‘Halloween Terror 2020’ news and Switch free trial/saleHalloween Terror is live on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch! Cosmetic unlocks from previous events will also be available, alongside new rewards you can earn this year. Log in from October 13 through November 3 for some scary good fun! To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Overwatch on Switch, Nintendo is also brewing up a free trial* from October 13 to October 20 – with a 50% off Legendary Edition sale running until October 25! Try out Overwatch on Switch for ...Read More