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Esports (also known as electronic sports, esports, e-sports, competitive (video) gaming, professional (video) gaming, or pro gaming) are a form of competition that is facilitated by electronic systems, particularly video games; the input of players and teams as well as the output of the eSports system are mediated by human-computer interfaces. There are many games that are popular in Esports, most of them in the multiplayer online battle arena and first-person shooters genre. This artcle is focused on Esports in Overwatch. In Overwatch Esports, matches are played under competitive rules.

Blizzard Description on Overwatch EsportsEdit

Take It To The Next Level

Competitive Mode is your gateway to a new world of Overwatch esports competition. Whether you want to compete on the global stage or just want to learn tips from watching the experts, Overwatch esports has something for players of all levels, expressed in two major competitions: Overwatch League and the Overwatch World Cup.

List of Professional Overwatch Tournaments and LeaguesEdit

2016Edit

2017Edit

Tournament Hosted By Teams Dates Champion
Overwatch Winter Premiere NGE 8 December 10, 2016 - January 28, 2017 Flag hollywoodImmortals
APEX Season 2 OGN 16 January - April 4, 2017 Flag southkoreaLunatic Hai
Overwatch Monthly Melee Curse Varies Repeats Monthly Flag hollywoodRouge (April 2017 edition)
Overwatch Carbon Series Carbon Entertainment 6 February 20 - March 26, 2017 Flag hollywoodImmortals
Overwatch Pit Championship Pit Series 24 March 20 - April 14, 2017 Flag hollywoodRouge (NA)

Flag spainMovistar Riders (EU)

Overwatch Rumble RivalCade 16 April 22- April 24, 2017 Flag hollywoodRouge
APEX Season 3 OGN 16 April 28, 2017 - TBD
Overwatch Contenders Season 0 Blizzard Entertainment TBD June 3, 2017 - July 2, 2017
Overwatch Contenders Season 1 Blizzard Entertainment 16 July, 2017
Overwatch League Blizzard Entertainment TBD September, 2017 (Repeats yearly) TBD
Overwatch World Cup 2017 Blizzard Entertainment 32 national teams Summer - November, 2017 TBD

External LinksEdit

Overwatch Esports Page

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