Blizzard Entertainment Reveals Future of Overwatch 2 Esports

Blizzard Entertainment has announced the Overwatch Champions Series, a new era and beginning for Overwatch 2 esports.

In partnership with ESL FACEIT Group (EFG), a multi-year agreement has been inked that will bring the next chapter of the game’s esports to life through the Overwatch Champions Series (OWCS).

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The OWCS offers an esports circuit that is open, always-on, and global, marking a historic new chapter for the game. The international competition circuit is open to players across North America; Europe, Middle East, and North Africa (EMEA); and Asia.

“A thriving esports scene is important to a game as competitive as Overwatch 2, and we’re very excited to be entering this next era for the franchise with EFG,” said Jared Neuss, Executive Producer of Overwatch 2. 

“OWCS introduces a new era of Overwatch esports while honoring the traditions and passion built by Overwatch esports,” said Craig Levine, Co-CEO, ESL FACEIT Group. “Together with Blizzard Entertainment, EFG is well-positioned to create a truly global experience on the FACEIT platform and at DreamHack festivals.”

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Each region will have its own set of open qualifiers and tournaments, culminating with two live in-person international events to bring together players and fans across the world. The OWCS will feature two tentpole tournaments in 2024, hosted at EFG’s immersive gaming lifestyle festival, DreamHack.

First, eight of the world’s top teams will head to Dallas from May 31 to June 2 for the DreamHack Dallas Major, a double-elimination tournament featuring eight of the world’s top teams. Later in the year, teams from all three regions will come together for the World Finals at DreamHack Stockholm from November 22-24 in Sweden for the first live Tier 1 Overwatch competition in Europe in more than five years. Eight teams will compete for the first-ever OWCS championship title.

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