$300,000 prize pool Overwatch Open begins tomorrow with an online phase | PCGamesN

$300,000 prize pool Overwatch Open begins tomorrow with an online phase

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So you think you're good at Overwatch? Well you can prove it by entering the Overwatch Open tomorrow and seeing where it takes you - perhaps you and your team will end up taking home a share of the $300,000 prize pool at the end of it.

Our guide to the best Overwatch characters in each class could come in handy.

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Pro eSports organisation ELEAGUE and competitive gaming platform FACEIT are teaming up to produce The Overwatch Open Tournament, starting tomorrow, July 23.

The online phase that starts tomorrow will see European and North American teams battle for a place in the Regional and Grand Finals - these take place at Turner Studios’ ELEAGUE arena in Atlanta. The Grand Final will be presented live on TBS, and will also be available via Twitch.

Online rounds will culminate with a playoff round to be played Friday through Sunday, August 26–28. The top eight teams from each of these regional playoffs will advance to the Finals. Head to the Overwatch Open site to sign up and see the terms.

“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,” added Michele 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.”

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