Expanded Live Events for Overwatch Contenders Are Coming For The 2019 Season

The next wave of juicy info to drop ahead of the Overwatch Contenders Australia Season 3 matches coming straight at you via Twitch from ESL studios Sydney is here with Blizzard announcing live inter-regional events taking centre stage for the 2019 season..

Overwatch Contenders’ eight mighty regions will face off in inter-regional tournaments for the first time, with teams battling via a pair of live Showdown events later this year, and featuring double-elimination-style brackets. The cream of the crop teams will also lock in spots for their region to compete in the coveted Contenders Gauntlet live event.

The Pacific Showdown will take place from 25-27 May and will host the greatest teams from the ANZ, China, Korea, and Pacific regions. The Atlantic Showdown will take place the following week from 1-3 June. Teams in the two North American regions, as well as Europe and South America, will also be participating in that tournament.

The Top performing regions from the Showdown events will then send teams from Contenders 2019 Season 2 to the Gauntlet, which will take place from 11-14 October  following the conclusion of the upcoming 2019 Overwatch League season.

The location and the specific format of the Gauntlet and Showdown tournaments are still TBA, but stay tuned to WellPlayed for the info as it drops..

A long-time gamer, Trent is a passionate advocate and writer on all things to do with ANZ esports. Before joining the WellPlayed family, Trent was involved in the Australian film industry as well as writing film compositions and ambient electronic music for various labels around the world.