What Is Overwatch?
Overwatch is a relatively new eSport FPS game that brings a breath of fresh air to eSport gaming. Unlike traditional online FPS games, Overwatch brings a much more chaotic FPS experience where you play as different heroes each with their own particular abilities and back story.Overwatch is an FPS game with a futuristic setting set in the year 2070. Overwatch doesn’t have a story driven narrative but rather bits and information about the story are shared through comics, articles and short videos. Teams of 6 compete against each other in 3 different game modes.Escort Mode: In escort mode the attacking team needs to deliver a payload from one point of the map to the other whereas the opposing team needs to stop them.Assault Mode: In assault mode both teams need to take or defend capture points. The attacking team attempts to take control of these capture points where as the defending tries to retain control of these capture points.Control Mode: Control mode follows a best of three format. Both teams will require to capture a designated area on the map.
Overwatch Tournaments & Events
Overwatch is still relatively new as an eSport game so it doesn’t have a massive global community but it is growing faster than any game before. Unlike Counter Strike: GO, DOTA 2, and League of Legends Tournaments, Overwatch doesn’t have any major Tournaments with massive prize pools.As of 2017, Overwatch has over 25 million registered players and the number is growing drastically with each passing week. Here are the current available and upcoming tournaments for Overwatch:
|17/01/2017||08/04/2017||Overwatch APEX Season 2||$200,370||South Korea|
|23/03/2017||14/04/2017||Overwatch PIT Championship EU||$15,000||Europe, Online|
|30/03/2017||14/04/2017||Overwatch PIT Championship NA||$15,000||America, Online|
|08/04/2017||31/07/2017||Overwatch Pacific Championship||$272,240||Taipei|
|13/04/2017||15/04/2017||Copenhagen Games 2017||$9,000||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|29/04/2017||11/06/2017||Spring Overwatch Premier Series||$105,850||Shanghai|
|27/05/2017||28/05/2017||ESL ANZ S1: Championship Final||$7,629||Sydney|
|13/07/2017||16/07/2017||DreamHack Valencia 2017||$10,792||Valencia, Spain|
|27/07/2017||14/10/2017||Overwatch Premier Series 2017||$143,550||Shanghai|
|31/10/2017||31/10/2017||Overwatch Premier Series 2017 – Grand Finals||$101,500||Shanghai|
|23/11/2017||10/12/2017||APAC Premier 2017||$226,200||Shanghai|