Overwatch League Free Agency Now Underway

Overwatch League Free Agency Now Underway

The Overwatch League’s first off season begins in earnest, as the league’s eight new expansion franchises – Atlanta, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Paris, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington, D.C.– are now in an exclusive window to negotiate and sign free agent players.

Players not currently signed to Overwatch League contracts – including players who participated in the inaugural season but have been released – can begin signing contracts with expansion teams today. Dozens of new players are expected to join the league from Overwatch Contenders – operating in seven regions globally – and from 2018 Overwatch World Cup rosters. All contracts are subject to league approval.

New for the 2019 season is the advent of two-way players. Overwatch League teams may designate select players who can compete on Overwatch League and Contenders rosters, provided the Contenders roster is affiliated with a league team.

More information on two-way players and the first stage of free agency is available here. All teams can sign free agents on Tuesday, 9 October AEST.

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