The Overwatch League will be a professional Overwatch eSports league expected to start in 2017. The league was announced during BlizzCon 2016. The regular season last 12 weeks and will end with a playoffs to decide the champions of the Overwatch League.

From August 1 to October 30, there will be an official player signing window during which teams may sign players to contracts. Top players have already been identified through a scouting report. Future seasons will not use this system. Players must be at least 18 years old to participate in the league.[1]

All matches in Season 1 will be played at an arena in Los Angeles while other locations prepare their venues. The total bonuses available for teams in Season 1 will amount to USD $3.5 million, with a minimum USD $1 million awarded to the Season 1 champion.

The preseason begins on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles with a series of exhibition matches. The inaugural season proper kicks off on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 and will continue into June, followed by championship playoffs and finals in July.


Players with their names in italics are ineligible to compete until they are 18 years of age.
Team name City Owner Roster
TBD Flag hollywood Boston The Kraft Group, New England Patriots TBD
TBD Flag hollywood New York City Sterling.VC, New York Mets TBD
TBD Flag hollywood Philadelphia Comcast Spectacor TBD
TBD Flag hollywood Miami Misfits Gaming TBD
TBD Flag hollywood Houston OpTic Gaming

more TBD

Dallas Fuel Flag hollywood Dallas Team Envy
TBD Flag hollywood Los Angeles Immortals TBD
TBD Flag hollywood Los Angeles Kroenke Sports & Entertainment


San Francisco Shock Flag hollywood San Francisco NRG Esports
TBD Flag kingsrow London Cloud9 TBD
Shanghai Dragons Flag lijiang Shanghai NetEase TBD
TBD Flag southkorea Seoul Kabam

Each team represents a major city and may have between 6 and 12 players. Every year, each team may host up to five amateur events in their home territory.

In-game itemsEdit

Players will be able to support their favorite teams with a number of in-game items.


  1. Age requirement