Overwatch 2 Tournaments you can play in!
Overwatch is a fast-paced game that can be very exciting to watch. The best part about it is that it’s also a great spectator sport with lots of tournaments to participate in. There are several different types of Overwatch esports tournaments out there so we’ll cover each one and give you some info on how you can get involved!
Smaller Community Cups
If you are looking for your first Overwatch 2 competitive experience we recommend you to have a look at different communitys and Discord servers. On the official Overwatch 2 Discord server you will find a variety of events you and your friends can participate in. Have a look at the community-tournament channel to see which cups are available to you. Check out our Overwatch Discord Server blog post.
Want to compete and get your hands on your first esport money, then join the Youscrim Discord server. Every week you will find a small Overwatch 2 cup you can play in. Have a chance to win 10€ by beeing the best Widowmaker in the 1v1 Widowmaker Cup or the 1v1 Arena challenge. Join here: Https://discord.gg/youscrim
Overwatch Esports tournaments and cup
Overwatch 2 is the new version of Overwatch. It was released in July 2019, and it has some changes from the original game, like new characters and maps. Since the game became very competitive there are a lots of tournaments you can play in to get known or even earn money!
If you are just getting started, have a look at the official Liquipedia Page to keep track of up-to-date amateur and beginners tournaments. These tournaments include the Youscrim SoloQ Tournaments, where you can sign up alone and have a chance to win a share of 90€. Other beginner cups and tournaments are based around entire team signing up. The recent Semper Origin Tournament is an example for a smaler tournament for everyone to participate in!
Visit Liquipedia.net/overwatch to check for everything Overwatch 2 Esport tournament and cup related.
As the name suggests, Open Division is a tournament series for amateur teams. The top four teams from each region will qualify for Contenders and compete against other amateur teams to try and make it into Contenders League or even the Overwatch League itself.
The Open Division format has changed a bit since the release of Overwatch 2. Over two weekends over 100 teams will compete in a double-elimination braket to reach the top positions in the tournament. Top 8 teams will share a prize pool of 25.000€! Additionally to that, top 4 teams will advance to the Overwatch 2 Contenders league.
Contenders is the second-highest tier of Overwatch esports, following the Overwatch League. Contenders is a global tournament series that runs alongside the Overwatch League and allows everyone to participate in professional competitions regardless of how many teams are in your area or how much money you can spend on gear. Contenders Season 2 will begin on the 28th of november and will end on the 16th the following month.
You can find all changes made to Overwatch 2 Open Division as well as Contenders here: https://overwatchleague.com/en-us/news/path-to-pro-update-upcoming-competitions-for-open-division-contenders-and-collegiate-
Whether you’re new to Overwatch or an experienced player, there are plenty of ways to get involved with competitive play. The Open Division and Contenders divisions are both open for anyone who wants to participate, but each has different requirements based on your skill level. You can also tryout for the Overwatch League if you want a chance at being scouted by one of the teams! We hope this article helped you find out which tournament might be right for you!