The professional eSports organization, ELEAGUE and the world’s leading independent competitive organization, FACEIT are teaming up to host the biggest Overwatch tournament to date.
The first phase of the Overwatch Open tournament will start with an online qualifier that is run by FACEIT for European and North American teams as well as Regional and Grand Finals, which will take place at the ELEAGUE arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The Grand Finals will also be streamed on Twitch but will have simultaneous live coverage on TBS.
Competitors in the Overwatch Open will be fighting for a share of the 300K dollar prize pool, making this the largest Overwatch competition to date!
The action will begin with the European and North American online phase with FACEIT, beginning July 23rd. Online rounds will start off with a playoff round to be played Friday through Sunday, August 26th through the 28th. The top eight teams from each of these regional playoffs will move on to the finals. For more information, including a link to sign up for the tournament, players can visit www.overwatchopen.com.
“This opportunity to feature Blizzard’s popular Overwatch further expands our eSports offerings and aligns ELEAGUE with a game that is widely embraced by the community.” – Craig Barry.
“We look forward to bringing the same level of production and storytelling capabilities we’ve demonstrated throughout the first season of ELEAGUE to this championship event.”
-EVP and Chief Content Officer, Turner Sports
The North American Regional Finals will be held Sunday and Monday, September 25th through the 26th, ahead of the European Regional Finals played on Wednesday and Thursday, September 28th through the 29th. The winning team from each Regional Final will move on to Grand Finals for their chance to win the 100k grand prize. It will be held in the ELEAGUE Arena, presented live on TBS, on September 30th