Blizzard Announces New Overwatch League for Aspiring Professional Players

Blizzard Entertainment has announced Overwatch Contenders, a new league for aspiring professionals. The first season of its tournament kicks off this summer in North America and Europe, with cash prizes up for grabs and a chance to be picked up by professional teams.

Over on its website, the developer wrote:

Over the first year of organized Overwatch competition, we’ve seen an incredible exhibition of skill at Overwatch APEX in South Korea, the Overwatch Pacific Championship in the Asia-Pacific region, and the Overwatch Premier Series in China. It’s time to bring that level of competition to the West.

If you and your team have what it takes to compete with the best in the West, Overwatch Contenders is your chance to shine. To find the top teams on the North American and European servers, Season Zero of Overwatch Contenders will be an open signup, online-only qualifier to determine the top eight teams in each of those two regions. Each of these tournaments will have a prize pool of USD $50,000.

To provide aspiring players with further opportunities to enter the professional scene, Blizzard will also host an Overwatch Open Division in select regions around the world, which will be offer new teams a path to Overwatch Contenders in 2018.

For more details, head over here.

Any of our readers planning to participate?