The Overwatch League may have just returned for the 2019 season, but for those of you craving even more Overwatch esports, Overwatch Contenders Australia 2019 Season 1 has got you covered.
From now until 10 April, catch Overwatch Contenders Australia, the official pathway for becoming a professional Overwatch player:
- Mondays: 3:00pm-7:00pm AEDT / 5:00pm-9:00pm NZDT
- Wednesdays: 11:00am-3:00pm AEDT / 1:00pm-5:00pm NZDT
The inaugural year of Contenders Australia saw plenty of action across three seasons – with the Sydney Drop Bears claiming each championship on the trot. This season sees the competition slimming down to eight teams and the prize pool growing to $100,000 USD per season. With a shot at taking on the best Contenders teams from the Pacific region now on the line, Overwatch Contenders Australia 2019 Season 1 is upping the ante across the board.
You won’t want to miss the action at: https://www.twitch.tv/overwatchcontenders.
The eight teams competing are as follows:
- Sydney Drop Bears
- Athletico Esports
- HEIST Gaming Club
- Melbourne Mavericks
- Blank Esports
- Legacy Esports
- Mindfreak G
- Patch: 1.32.1 (All regular season matches will be played on this patch)
- Map Pool:
- Control: Lijiang Tower, Nepal, Oasis
- Hybrid: Eichenwalde, King’s Row, Blizzard World
- Assault: Hanamura, Horizon Lunar Colony, Volskaya Industries
- Escort: Junkertown, Rialto, Watchpoint Gibraltar
- Season structure:
- Regular Season: Eight team single round robin. Top six make Playoffs.
- Playoffs: Six team single elimination. Top two get byes into semifinals.
- Bottom two are relegated to Trials.
- Match structure:
- Map pools will consist of 12 maps (three of each type).
- Maps will be auto-assigned for all regular season matches (similar to Overwatch League) and delivered to teams ahead of the season start.
- Map selection will only be present in Playoffs.
- Playoff matches will be First to Three format, with Finals being First to Four.
- Season structure: