Registration is now open for future Overwatch esports stars in preparation for the Overwatch League.
The online tournament will be split in two regions, North America and Europe. Starting June 3rd the tournament will decide which sixteen teams from the open qualifier will go on to the group stage which will start June 17th. The final eight teams will battle it out starting July 1st in the playoffs for a total prize pool of $50.000 per region.
Below you’ll find Blizzards quote on Overwatch Contenders and a screenshot from the official website.
Introducing Overwatch Contenders– the development league for aspiring Overwatch League professionals, kicking off in summer 2017 in North America and Europe. Season Zero of Overwatch Contenders will be an open signup, online-only tournament with a USD $50,000 prize pool per region. The top teams of Season Zero will then be invited to Overwatch Contenders Season One, where the offline playoffs will award USD $100,000 per region.
Of course, there is more than cash on the line—with organizations looking to fill their rosters for the launch of the Overwatch League, all eyes will be watching this summer’s competitive showcase.