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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Overwatch League 2019 Team Preview: Shanghai Dragons

By Blizzard Entertainment Shanghai Dragons Joined Overwatch League: July 2017 Division: Pacific 2018 Recap The Dragons started the Overwatch League with a full Chinese roster, but went winless during Stage 1, reaching the decisive fifth map in just two of their matches. The team continued to struggle in Stage 2, again going 0-10 and suffering eight sweeps at the hands...

2019 Overwatch League All-Access Pass on Twitch

By Blizzard Entertainment The best way to experience the 2019 Overwatch League season is with the Overwatch League All-Access Pass on Twitch. This year, All-Access members can customize their match-viewing experience with a slew of viewing options, represent their favorite players with gear and skins, and engage more directly with Overwatch League players and the fan community—all for just US...

Overwatch League 2019 Team Preview: Seoul Dynasty

By Blizzard Entertainment Seoul Dynasty Joined Overwatch League: July 2017 Division: Pacific 2018 Recap The Dynasty started the inaugural Overwatch League season with plenty of experts picking them to win the league championship based on the strength of the team’s roster. Seoul got off to a good start in Stage 1, putting together a 7-3 record, but the team failed...

Overwatch League 2019 Team Preview: San Francisco Shock

By Blizzard Entertainment San Francisco Shock Joined Overwatch League: July 2017 Division: Pacific 2018 Recap The Shock fielded one the youngest rosters in the Overwatch League in 2018, with several of their best players only becoming age-eligible in the middle of the season. As a result, the Shock finished the first half of the season with identical 3-7 records in...

Overwatch League 2019 Team Preview: Los Angeles Valiant

By Blizzard Entertainment LOS ANGELES VALIANT Joined Overwatch League: August 2017 Division: Pacific 2018 RECAP Stocked with an experienced roster, the Valiant got off to a good start behind a 7-3 Stage 1 record and just narrowly missed making the Stage Playoffs. The Valiant then tumbled down the standings during Stage 2 with a 4-6 mark and, recognizing the need...

Overwatch League 2019 Team Preview: Hangzhou Spark

By Blizzard Entertainment Hangzhou Spark Joined Overwatch League: September 2018 Division: Pacific Meet the Spark We asked the team to tell us more about their strategy and plans: What makes your team stand out from other sports/esports teams in your market? The Hangzhou Spark is affiliated with bilibili Esports Company, which operates a wide range of business endeavors including professional...

Overwatch League 2019 Team Preview: Chengdu Hunters

By Blizzard Entertainment Chengdu Hunters Joined Overwatch League: September 2018 Division: Pacific Meet the Hunters We asked general manager Baolong Wang to tell us more about the team: What makes your team stand out from other sports/esports teams in your market? All of our team members are ethnic Chinese, from both Taiwan and mainland China. Two of our players—Tianbin “Lateyoung”...

Overwatch League 2019 Team Preview: Washington Justice

By Blizzard Entertainment Washington Justice Joined Overwatch League: September 2018 Division: Atlantic Meet the Justice We asked general manager Kate Mitchell to tell us more about the team: What makes your team stand out from other sports/esports teams in your market?  Justice is a universal value, and we hope to unite and inspire fans not only from the DC, Maryland,...

Overwatch league 2019 Team Preview: Atlanta Reign

By Blizzard Entertainment ATLANTA REIGN Joined Overwatch League:  August 2018 Division: Atlantic Academy Team: ATL Academy MEET THE REIGN We asked director of marketing and communications Justin Patry and head coach Bradford Rajani to tell us more about the team: What makes your team standout from other sports/esports teams in your market? One would be hard pressed to find a...

Overwatch League 2019 Team Preview: Philadelphia Fusion

By Blizzard Entertainment PHILADELPHIA FUSION Joined Overwatch League: September 2017 Division: Atlantic Academy Team: Fusion University 2018 RECAP Boasting the league’s most diverse roster—with players from nine countries—the Fusion were one of the Overwatch League’s most surprising teams throughout the 2018 season. The Fusion finished Stage 1 with a serviceable 6-4 record and really started to gel in Stage 2,...