'Overwatch' Contenders Season Zero: New tournament set to spotlight casual players
Overwatch just announced its first open registration tournament, called Overwatch Contenders, that will begin on June 3 with the North American qualifiers. Registration is now open for any team that wants a chance at winning the $50,000 prize.
While preparations for the Overwatch League are busily underway, we know that the future stars of the league are out there, training hard and looking to make their mark. That's why we're creating opportunities now for players across the competitive spectrum to prove themselves in glorious combat, from the solo-queue superstars to the established tournament veterans.
Here's what we know about Overwatch Contenders
The tournament is currently open for registration for any team — whether they're associated with a larger organization or not. Teams must be made up of eight players and one team manager. So, make sure to pick your most trustworthy and responsible friends!
There will be two tournaments, one in North America and one among Europe, both with the same $50,000 prize.
The teams are going to have to work extra hard to beat those two teams. If you and your pals are serious about competing, you can find the full list of rules here.
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