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Overwatch Esports

Welcome to the new world of competitive Overwatch! Being part of overwatch esports has never been easier with new professional and amateur circuits, including the Overwatch Champions Series (OWCS), Calling All Heroes (CAH), Overwatch Collegiate, Overwatch Scholastic, through support by our partnered FACEIT, Start.GG and WaraGG platforms.

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OWCS

Overwatch Champions Series

The Overwatch Champions Series (OWCS) is a new professional competitive structure that lets players and fans experience Overwatch esports like never before. Showcasing top-tier competition across three major regions: North America (NA), Europe, Middle-East, and North Africa (EMEA), and Asia (Korean, Japan, Pacific) this year long competition will include incredible storylines and enviable viewership rewards making the Overwatch Champions Series one of the world’s most exciting esports series.
The Overwatch Champions Series is run in partnership with ESL Faceit Group and WDG using their respective platforms.

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Check out ASIA format
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OWCS

STAGES

NA & EMEA
UPCOMING

SWISS STAGE

Mar 01 - Mar 04, 2024 | ONLINE
NA & EMEA
UPCOMING

GSL GROUPS 1/2

Mar 08 - Mar 10, 2024 | ONLINE
NA & EMEA
UPCOMING

GSL GROUPS 2/2

Mar 16 - Mar 17, 2024 | ONLINE
NA & EMEA
UPCOMING

KNOCKOUT STAGE

Mar 21 - Mar 24, 2024 | ONLINE
NA & EMEA
UPCOMING

SWISS STAGE

Apr 05 - Apr 08, 2024 | ONLINE
NA & EMEA
UPCOMING

GSL GROUPS 1/2

Apr 11 - Apr 14, 2024 | ONLINE
NA & EMEA
UPCOMING

GSL GROUPS 2/2

Apr 20 - Apr 22, 2024 | ONLINE
NA & EMEA
UPCOMING

KNOCKOUT STAGE

Apr 25 - Apr 28, 2024 | ONLINE
Major
UPCOMING

DH Dallas Major

May 31 - Jun 02, 2024 | Lan
NA & EMEA
UPCOMING

SWISS STAGE

Aug 16 - Aug 20, 2024 | ONLINE
NA & EMEA
UPCOMING

GSL GROUPS 1/2

Aug 22 - Aug 25, 2024 | ONLINE
NA & EMEA
UPCOMING

GSL GROUPS 2/2

Aug 31 - Sep 01, 2024 | ONLINE
NA & EMEA
UPCOMING

KNOCKOUT STAGE

Sep 05 - Sep 09, 2024 | ONLINE
NA & EMEA
UPCOMING

SWISS STAGE

Sep 20 - Sep 23, 2024 | ONLINE
NA & EMEA
UPCOMING

GSL GROUPS 1/2

Sep 26 - Sep 29, 2024 | ONLINE
NA & EMEA
UPCOMING

GSL GROUPS 2/2

Oct 05 - Oct 06, 2024 | ONLINE
NA & EMEA
UPCOMING

KNOCKOUT STAGE

Oct 10 - Oct 13, 2024 | ONLINE
Finals
UPCOMING

DH Stockholm Finals

Nov 22 - Nov 24, 2024 | Lan
OPEN QUALIFIERS

UPCOMING

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CONNECT YOUR ACCOUNT
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PLAY
SELECT A TOURNAMENT AND ENJOY PLAYING OVERWATCH

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FAQ

ANY QUESTIONS?

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 [insert date].
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 DreamhackStockholm in November 2024
  • Is there an entry fee for OWCS?
    There is no entry fee to compete in OWCS.
    Are there any age restrictions for OWCS?
    All players of age 17 and older are eligible to compete in OWCS Programming.
    Are there any age restrictions for FACEIT?
    All players of any rank and age 13 and older are eligible to compete in FaceIT Programming.
    Are there any rank restrictions for OWCS?
    There are no rank restrictions when competing in OWCS.
    Are there any eligibility restrictions when competing in OWCS?
    When constructing your team to participate in OWCS; your roster will be (a) limited to eight players, with a (b) minimum age of seventeen years old, and a (c) maximum of two non-resident players per team in an OWCS region. Players must have an account in good standing with Overwatch 2 and be in good standing with Blizzard Entertainment and the Tournament Administration. Learn more about regional jurisdictions in our OWCS rules.
    How are Residency and Non-Residency considered for OWCS?
    Please refer to our OWCS rulebook for full guidelines on eligibility and residency.
    What is the OWCS prize pool?
    Each OWCS Stage will have $75,000 USD up for grabs in NA & EMEA and $125,000 USD in Asia. International events will feature a crowdfunded prize pool model similar to the 2023 Overwatch World Cup. We’ll share more details about crowdfunding as we get closer to the first OWCS Major in Dallas.
    Where can I find the OWCS rules?
    You may find the official rules for OWCS here.
    Is OWCS crossplatform?
    You may only compete in OWCS if you play on PC.
    Are there participation rewards for Overwatch Esports?
    Yes. For OWCS Each competitor in OWCS will receive quarterly in-game Overwatch rewards for their participation in the tournament.Competitors will need to have an eligible account in good standing with FACEIT & Blizzard entertainment to be eligible for each quarterly reward. We will share more information about OWCS and other programs' participation rewards at a later date.
    Are there viewership rewards for Overwatch Esports?
    Yes. Head here to learn more
    Where can I go to find information on Calling All Heroes?
    You may head to start.gg/callingallheroes or join the Discord.
    Where can I go to find information on Overwatch Collegiate?
    We have no updates to share about Overwatch Collegiate in NA at this time. For information on Overwatch Collegiate in Asia, head to wara.gg
    Where can I go to find information on FACEIT?
    Head here to learn more.
    How can I contact Overwatch Esports tournament organizers?
    You can contact us via email at [overwatchesportssupport@blizzard.com], by joining our Discord, or via our socials [@OW_Esports] (Facebook, Instagram, X)

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