Mike Stubbs . Tournaments . Saturday 23rd July 2016 . 10:41
ELEAGUE has partnered with FACEIT to host the Overwatch Open, which has a massive $300,000 prize pool.
The competition will feature an online portion for both the European league and the American league, with the top performers heading to Turner Studios’ ELEAGUE arena in Atlanta for the regional finals and eventually the grand final. The final will be broadcast live on TBS on September 30th, with the winning team taking home $100,000.
The online stage starts later today, with the European league kicking off around 3pm. The qualifiers will decide the best eight teams in each region, who will then play in a playoff round between August 26th and 28th. The top teams from this payoff round will head to Atlanta for the finals.
“This opportunity to feature Blizzard’s popular Overwatch further expands our eSports offerings and aligns ELEAGUE with a game that is widely embraced by the community,” said Craig Barry, EVP and Chief Content Officer, Turner Sports. “We look forward to bringing the same level of production and storytelling capabilities we’ve demonstrated throughout the first season of ELEAGUE to this championship event.”
“Overwatch is an exciting new game with thrilling and expertly-balanced action that makes it perfect for competitive play,” said Michelle Attisani, Chief Business Officer, FACEIT. “We are confident that our capabilities as a platform and knowledge as a media partner will make this an exciting tournament for fans.”