Sydney and Melbourne to host Season 1 and 2 Finals of Overwatch Contenders Australia 2019

Blizzard has announced today that Sydney and Melbourne will each host a final for Overwatch Contenders Australia 2019. 

The Season 1 Finals for Overwatch Contenders Australia 2019 will take place during IEM Sydney 2019. The Season 2 Finals will take place at the Melbourne Esports Open 2019.

These two events are the biggest, live esports events in Australia and are the best places to showcase the best Australian Overwatch talent.

Overwatch Contenders Australia 2019

Blizzard is calling Season 1 of 2019 ” the closest season yet, with ORDER, Blank Esports and three-peat champions, the Sydney Drop Bears, each in with a chance to claim top spot.” The winners of Season 1 will have the chance to play against the best in our region when they head to the Overwatch Pacific Showdown in China.

Additionally, they’ll be fighting for a share of $100,000 USD.

The Overwatch League has provided the following information about the Pacific Showdown;

From May 24–26, 2019, top teams from Australia, China, Korea, and the Pacific will face off in an intense double-elimination bracket.

Dates: May 24–26

Location: China

Tournament format: Double Elimination

Teams Invited:

  • Top 1 from Australia
  • Top 2 from China
  • Top 2 from Korea
  • Top 1 from Pacific

The final round of regular Season play in Australia will take place today and will be streamable via Twitch

Season 1’s Finals will take place at Qudos Bank Arena May 4 and 5. Season 2’s Finals will take place at Rod Laver Arena on Sunday, September 1, 2019.

Tune into the official Overwatch Contenders Twitch for all of the matches in the competition. To stay up to date with the competition, make sure to follow Path to Pro and Blizzard ANZ on Twitter.

Head to the official websites of IEM Sydney 2019 and the Melbourne Esports Open for more information on the events. 

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