Thursday, 22 February 2018

Overwatch Contenders launches in Australia and New Zealand

Overwatch Contenders launches in Australia and New Zealand


Overwatch Contenders launches in Australia and New Zealand

Aspiring Overwatch pros in Australia and New Zealand have a new platform to test their mettle with the launch of Overwatch Contenders.

With money on the line for every match, Overwatch Contenders is the first semi-professional league aimed at showcasing the top players in Australia and New Zealand. Local talent will have the opportunity to play against the best in the region and potentially gain the attention of scouts from some of the world’s leading teams.

There will be three Overwatch Contenders seasons during 2018, with a total local prize pool of $150,000 USD per year.

For more information on Season 1 of Overwatch Contenders Australia, including teams, scheduling and more, check out our brand new website: The full local schedule will be updated shortly.

For more background on about Overwatch Contenders globally, check out our latest blog:  

Australian competition begins 11 March, 2018 AEDT/NZDT, with all the action live-streamed from 2:00pm AEDT/4:00pm NZDT at: Every game will be live-streamed each week moving forward, so be sure to tune in.

The top eight teams in Open Division have automatically qualified for Overwatch Contenders Australia positions, with Contenders Trials currently underway to determine the final four.

The eight Overwatch Contenders teams confirmed so far are:

  • Legacy
  • Kings GC
  • Your Name Here
  • cmonBruh
  • ViewSonic.DarkSided
  • Masterminds GC
  • Kanga Esports
  • Alter Ego

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