Ready to get into esports? We're working to bring you insights on how to participate as a player, caster, organizer, and more. Check back here for more information, but if you're looking to run your own event with Overwatch 2, check out our Community License below!



Planning on organizing a community competition using Overwatch 2? You'll need to start by requesting a Blizzard Tournament License. Due to approval timelines, we request that you submit applications at least 21 days in advance of your event.

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Depending on the scope of your competition or event, you may be clear to operate under a Community License, or you may need to be granted a Custom License. Don't worry, though, you can find out by clicking below to start a License Application. The application process will ask you some questions about you and your event, and we'll be in touch with you to verify which license you'll need.

Restrictions apply. View License here.
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What type of tournament is OWCS?
OWCS is an open Overwatch esports circuit where the best teams across each region will compete against each other to crown our circuit’s champion at the end of the year.
When will the tournament take place?
The 2024 season of OWCS will kick off in February for Asia and March for NA & EMEA, with the circuit concluding in November. Our full schedule of NA & EMEA events for the 2024 OWCS Season, please see check out our blog. The full schedule of Asia events for the 2024 OWCS Season may be found here.
Where do I tune in to OWCS?
Details on how to tune-in to Overwatch Esports will be shared at a later date.
When can I register for OWCS in NA & EMEA?
Players may register for the OWCS: NA & EMEA Stage 1 - Open Qualifier now by creating an account on FACEIT. Registration opens on March 1 2024.
When can I register for OWCS in ASIA?
Players may register for the OWCS: Asia Stage 1 - Regional Open Qualifier in Korean, Japan, or Pacific sub-regions now on WARA.GG. You can find more information here.
Where will OWCS tournament take place?
Open Qualifier tournaments for all OWCS Stages will take place online by registering on our official partner platforms (FaceIt and WaraGG). Qualified teams from select stages in each region will travel to one of two live-events:
  • OWCS Major taking place at DreamHack Dallas in May 2024
  • OWCS Finals taking place at DreamHack Stockholm in November 2024
  • Is there an entry fee for OWCS?
    There is no entry fee to compete in OWCS.



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