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.

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.


Team name City Owner Organization
TBD Flag hollywood Boston Robert Kraft The Kraft Group, New England Patriots
TBD Flag hollywood New York City Jeff Wilpon Sterling.VC, New York Mets
TBD Flag hollywood Miami/Orlando Ben Spoont Misfits Gaming
TBD Flag hollywood Los Angeles Noah Whinston Immortals
TBD Flag hollywood Los Angeles Stan and Josh Kroenke Kroenke Sports & Entertainment
TBD Flag hollywood San Francisco Andy Miller NRG Esports
TBD Flag kingsrow London Jack Etienne Cloud9
TBD Flag lijiang Shanghai NetEase NetEase
TBD Flag southkorea Seoul Kevin Chou 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.