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calendar icon03/05/2021 - 16/10/2021
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coins iconPrize Pool: $83,400 - $175,000
shield iconTeams: 5 - 8/season
type iconType: Online
stars iconGames: Overwatch
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Overwatch Contenders Overview

Tournament Overview

Overwatch Contenders (OWC) is a series of professional Overwatch tournaments held around the world, organized by Blizzard Entertainment.

Overwatch Contenders is a series below the Overwatch League that gives aspiring pro players a chance to be seen. Contenders began in 2017 in Contenders Season Zero in Europe and North America. In 2018 it expanded in 7 regions:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Australia
  • China
  • Europe
  • Korea
  • Pacific

Schedule, Teams, and Format 

North America and Europe have the same format so we will explain them combined. Australian, Chinese and Korean formats will be discussed separately.

North America and Europe

North America and Europe each have three seasons in 2021 with one tournament week every month. Each season is held with 8 teams. It is played as a Double Elimination bracket.

The prize pool of each season for each region is $83,400 (spread $41,700 for every monthly tournament).

 First Season NA, EU for 2021

  • Starting Date: 2021.03.29
  • End Date: 2021.05.04

Season 2 NA, EU for 2021

  • Starting Date: 2021.06.14
  • End Date: 2021.07.20

Season 3 NA, EU for 2021

  • Starting Date: 2021.09.06
  • End Date: 2021.10.08

Some of the participating teams from North America are:

  • American Tornado, 
  • Malice, 
  • Bobby Wasabi, 
  • Uprising Academy, 
  • WISP.

Some of the participating teams from Europe are:

  • British Hurricane, 
  • Raspberry Racers, 
  • Falcon Esports EU, 
  • Sheer Cold, 
  • AWW YEAH, 
  • Shu’s Money Crew EU.

Australia 

Australia has two seasons with 6 teams each and a combined prize pool of $100,000

The Regular Season is in a Round Robin format. The top 4 teams advance to the Playoffs. The playoffs are played as a double-elimination bracket. 

First season of 2021 : 

  • Start Date: 2021.03.11
  • End Date: 2021.05.06

Second season:

  • Start Date: 2021.08.12
  • End Date: 2021.10.21

Some of the participating teams: 

  • Dire Wolves
  • Ground Zero Gaming
  • WILL BE
  • Mindfreak
  • Warriors Esports

China

Overwatch Contenders in China has 2 seasons each with 8 teams and a prize pool of $175,000. 

The Group Stage is played as a round-robin. The top 4 teams advance to the Knockout Stage. The Knockout Stage is a double-elimination bracket. The Playoffs are also a double-elimination bracket. 

Season 1

  • Start Date: 2021.03.24
  • End Date: 2021.06.20

Season 2

  • Start Date: 2021.07.14
  • End Date: 2021.10.17

Some of the Chinese teams are: 

  • Team Chaser
  • Bilibili Gaming
  • Time Resume
  • Up Academy
  • INTRO WAVE
  • First Fabulous Fighter

Korea

Korea has two seasons but played in a more complex way. There are 10 teams each season fighting for a $175,000 USD shared prize pool.

The first stage has 2 rounds. The first round of trials is played as a single-elimination bracket with Bo5 matches. The top 2 teams advance to the second round. The second round is a double-elimination bracket also played as Bo5

The Group Stage is Round Robin with Bo5 games. The top 8 teams advance to the interleague.  There are also matches played as Bo5 and the teams advance to playoffs. The playoffs are played as King of the Hill.

Season 1: 

  • Start Date: 2021.03.15
  • End Date: 2021.05.18

Season 2

  • Start Date: 2021.08.02
  • End Date: 2021.10.10

Teams: 

  • T1
  • Talon Esports
  • 02Blast
  • Team CC
  • Gen.G esports
  • RunAway

Prize Pool

The combined total prize pool from all regions for the year is $1,300,000.

Previous Winners:

Season and RegionWinner
Season 1 and 2 Australia 2021Dire Wolves
Season 1 and 2 China 2021Team Chaser
Season 1 and 2 Korea 2021O2 Blast
Season 1 and 2 Europe 2021British Hurricane
Season 1 North America 2021American Tornado
Season 2 North America 2021TBA
Season 3 Europe 2021TBA
Season 3 North America 2021TBA

Get the latest news on the Official Site and watch the matches on Overwatch’s Twitch.

Last Updated:
09/03/2022

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