Overwatch Contenders Season One Playoffs – Prize Pool, Format, Teams, Schedule & Arena

Overwatch Contenders Season One Playoffs are almost here, so it’s time to take a look at the prize pool, format, teams, schedule and the arena one last time.

Overwatch Contenders Season One Playoffs Prize Pool

The two regions, Europe and North America, both have a fixed $100,000 prize pool. The prize structure is as follows:

Place Prize Money
1 $40,000
2 $15,000
3 & 4 $10,000
5 & 6 $8,000
7 & 8 $4,500

Obviously, the 5-8 placements have already been determined in the regular season, so the only thing left is to determine the final standings in the top 4.

Overwatch Contenders Season One Playoffs Format

All matches will see a classic 6v6 team formation engaged in a 4 game set.

The map pool consists of Control (Oasis, Nepal, Lijiang), Hybrid (King’s Row, Eichenwalde, Numbani), Assault (Hanamura, Volskaya) and Escort (Gibraltar, Dorado) maps.

The maps will be predetermined, with team captains responsible for choosing maps and sides via a pre-match form.

Overwatch Contenders Season One Playoffs Teams

8 teams will fight for the glory and bragging rights. Each region will sport 4 teams in the semifinals, with two clear candidates for the throne – Team EnVyUs in North America and Misfits Gaming in Europe.

  • North America: EnVision, EnVyUs, FaZe Clan, FNRGFE
  • Europe: 123, Cloud9, Misfits, Team Gigantti

Due to signing window for Overwatch League open until the end of this month, scouts will be on the lookout for all potential candidates.

The players, on the other hand, have every reason to perform as best as they can, because the minimum requirements for Overwatch League teams require one-year player contracts, $50,000 salaries, health insurance and retirement saving plans as well as a share in 50% split of all prize winnings between the team owners and players themselves.

Expect everybody to be in their top form tomorrow – money and future are on the line!

Overwatch Contenders Season One Playoffs Schedule

October 7 2017 – Semifinals

Match Time
EU Semifinals: MISFITS vs CLOUD9 1 PM EDT
EU Semifinals: TEAM GIGANTTI vs 123 3 PM EDT
NA Semifinals: ENVYUS vs FNRGFE 5 PM EDT
NA Semifinals: FAZE CLAN vs ENVISION 7 PM EDT

October 8 2017 – Finals

Match Time
EU Finals 1 PM EDT
NA Finals 5:30 PM EDT

Overwatch Contenders Season One Playoffs Arena

Overwatch Contenders Season One Playoffs will be held in Blizzard Arena Los Angeles in Burbank, California. A former Burbank Studios building has been renovated to accommodate Blizzard’s Esports events. Overwatch events will have their own dedicated studio with 450 seats and several spectator boxes for VIP guests.

Overwatch League will also take place in the same facility, so Overwatch Contenders Season One Playoffs will serve as a prelude to the main attraction later this year.

Overwatch Contenders Season One Playoffs Blizzard Arena Los Angeles

Credit: Blizzard

With the hype surrounding Overwatch Esports in general, it’s no wonder the contenders playoffs event has been sold out. If you’re one of the lucky few to be there live, share your experience with us, we’d like to know how it feels