If BlizzConline has served to know the future of Overwatch 2 and especially that PvE Hero Missions mode, the present continues to be the competitive PvP of the Overwatch League, which returns for the fourth time on April 16, 2021.
The complete calendar , with 19 weeks of competition, has been fixed for this edition that once again divides the teams into two regions. Game 1 will feature two founding teams, the Houston Outlaws against the Dallas Fuel. The novelty of this 2021 season is the fragmentation in tournaments instead of in phases, which now have names: May Melee, June Joust, Summer Showdown and Countdown Cup.
After three weeks of regular competition, only the best teams will proceed to a round of direct eliminations to decide the champion of each region. And between them two will dispute the partial title of the moment. It is not only important to reach the tie for this title, but because these rounds also serve to add League Points and improve positions in the general classification and get a place in the play-offs.
The crisis is not so manifest in video games and eSports are gaining audience, but it does not seem the case of Overwatch League and that is why Blizzard has decided to cut the total prize from 5 million to 4.25 million dollars. The league champion will take a million and a half, while in the $ 225,000 will be distributed among the four best.
Details are in the official Web.