Overwatch Contenders

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Overwatch Contenders (OWC) is a major series of professional Overwatch tournaments held around the world, organized by Blizzard Entertainment. Contenders acts as the development series below the Overwatch League for aspiring pro players.

Overview[edit]

History[edit]

Contenders began in 2017 in Contenders Season Zero in Europe and North America.

Contenders returned for Contenders Season 1 later that year in North America and Europe.

2018 Season[edit]

Beginning in 2018, Contenders expanded to seven regions:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Australia
  • China
  • Europe
  • Korea
  • Pacific

In addition to expanding to seven regions, the Trials system was introduced, and relegation between Contenders and Open Division was revealed. The top 4 teams from the previous Open Division season, and the bottom 4 teams from the previous Contenders season, would play in Trials to determine who would play in the next season of Contenders.

Beginning in 2018 Season 1 of Contenders, Overwatch League teams were given the opportunity to establish Academy teams to develop talent in Contenders. All Overwatch League teams except for the Los Angeles Valiant, Dallas Fuel and the Seoul Dynasty established Academy teams for the first season of 2018 Contenders, with the Dallas Fuel establishing their Academy team during the second season.

2019 Season[edit]

On October 30th, 2018, Blizzard announced changes to Contenders for the 2019 Season.[1] The number of teams in all regions would be reduced from twelve to eight, and North America would be split into two regions, North America West and North America East, bringing the number of Contenders tournaments to eight. A number of other changes were also introduced.

  • Reducing the number of Seasons from 3 to 2.
  • Making each Contenders Season longer.
  • Adjusting the prizing to better reward top teams.

In addition to these changes, Blizzard announced that they would be introducing a "soft region lock" for Contenders 2019. Contenders teams will be restricted to a maximum of three non-resident players on their roster.

2020 Season[edit]

Widespread changes were announced for the 2020 season on October 10th, 2019. [2] North America West and North America East were merged back into one region, North America, reducing the number of regions back to seven. Regions returned to twelve teams. The soft region lock was removed. The tournament format was also changed. There would be four weeks of Contenders play per season. Every two Contenders weeks, there would be an Open Division season. In between each week of Contenders, there would be a Trials week to determine who is promoted to Contenders. Instead of a traditional group stage system, there would be a single-elimination bracket each week, where teams competed for points that would determine playoffs seeding, where the 8 teams with the most points in their region play in a double elimination playoff bracket. China strayed from this format, with their first week consisting of an 8-team single elimination bracket. All subsequent weeks consisted of a 12-team group stage (4 groups of 3) into an 8-team single elimination playoff.

More changes were announced for 2020 Season 2 on June 23rd, 2020. [3] The Pacific region was cut, with the Season 1 victors, Talon Esports, receiving a direct invite to Trials Korea. Europe and North America would shift to five monthly double-elimination tournaments consisting of eight teams, with Trials in between each month and Open Division every two months, preceding the August, September, and November tournaments. There will be no playoffs. Korea would move to a 10-team round robin (2 groups of 5) followed by a 6-team single elimination playoff bracket. Australia would shift to a similar format, with an 8-team round robin (one group) followed by a 4-team double elimination playoff bracket. South America would play four "tournaments", a 10-team round robin (2 groups of 5) with a 4-team single elimination playoff bracket, to compete for points for playoffs seeding, with a Trials tournament between each Contenders tournament and Open Division every two Contenders tournaments. China saw no changes.

2021 Season[edit]

Changes were announced for the 2021 Contenders season on March 4th, 2021. [4] The South America region would not be returning. North America and Europe would consist of eight-team double elimination brackets roughly every month, with Open Division and Trials every other tournament. There would be no playoffs. Korea would stick with the 10-team format but with changes to their playoffs system by introducing an inter-league stage to determine seeding between the two regular-season groups as well as changing playoffs to a stepladder format. China would have eight teams compete for points in two regular-season tournaments, consisting of a round robin (one group) and a four-team double elimination playoff. The 6 highest-point teams would compete in a double-elimination playoff bracket. Australia would retain the same format from 2020 Season 2, except with 6 teams instead of 8.

2022 Season[edit]

As professional Overwatch transitions to Overwatch 2, Contenders got a format overhaul to accomodate for the Overwatch 2's release cycle and to "open up the ecosystem and create an accessible Path to Pro for all players".[5][6] Instead of a promotion-relegation closed league system, all regions would pivot to an open tournament system. Open Division would no longer be the only pathway to Contenders. All five regions from 2021 would return for 2022.

Summer Series[edit]
Overwatch Contenders Summer Series logo

Summer Series, the first Contenders event of the year, would consist of two parts, A-Sides and B-Sides.[7] A-Sides consist of a 64-team single-elimination "qualifier" bracket, where the top 8 teams are seeded into a double-elimination "main event" bracket. B-Sides are invitation-only events where top teams from A-Sides automatically qualify. Top Open Division teams during the Summer Series cycle would get early access to Overwatch 2 and priority registration to A-Sides alongside prize money. This move drew controversy, as many teams competed for the Overwatch 2 access--performance would not heavily alter their odds in the Contenders event due to the open bracket format--dampening the competitive integrity. While each region's A-Sides event is the same format, not every region has the same B-Sides format. The table below breaks it down:

Region B-Sides Format Qualification
North America
  • 12-team round-robin
  • Top 8 from round-robin advance to 8-team double-elimination bracket
Europe
  • 12-team round-robin
  • Top 8 from round-robin advance to 8-team double-elimination bracket
Korea
  • Round robin closed qualifier
  • Round robin group stage, two groups
  • Top teams from group stage advance to double-elimination bracket
  • Top A-Sides teams will automatically advance to group stage
  • Remaining group stage spots will be filled by qualifier, open only to Top A-Sides teams not already in Group Stage
China
  • 12-team double-elimination qualifiers
  • 8-team double-elimination bracket
  • Top 4 from A-Sides automatically advance to double-elimination bracket
  • 5th-16th place A-Sides teams invited to qualifiers
  • Top 4 from qualifiers advance to double-elimination bracket
Australia
  • 8-team double-elimination bracket

Predecessors[edit]

Precursor leagues ran in 2016 and 2017, before Contenders was expanded to each respective region.

Region Location Abbr. Name
China China Shanghai Overwatch Premier Series OWPS Overwatch Premier Series
South Korea South Korea Seoul Overwatch APEX APEX OGN Overwatch APEX
South East Asia Taiwan Taipei Overwatch Pacific Championship OPC Overwatch Pacific Championship

Academy Teams[edit]

  • Currently, 4 of the 20 Overwatch League teams have active Academy teams in various Contenders regions.
Region Academy OWL Team
North America ATL AcademyATL Academy ATL Academy (Inactive) Atlanta ReignAtlanta Reign Atlanta Reign
North America Uprising AcademyUprising Academy Uprising Academy (Inactive) Boston UprisingBoston Uprising Boston Uprising
North America Team EnvyTeam Envy Team Envy (Inactive) Dallas FuelDallas Fuel Dallas Fuel
North America Mayhem AcademyMayhem Academy Mayhem Academy (Inactive) Florida MayhemFlorida Mayhem Florida Mayhem
North America GG Esports AcademyGG Esports Academy GG Esports Academy (Inactive) Houston OutlawsHouston Outlaws Houston Outlaws
North America Gladiators LegionGladiators Legion Gladiators Legion (Inactive) Los Angeles GladiatorsLos Angeles Gladiators Los Angeles Gladiators
North America N/A Los Angeles ValiantLos Angeles Valiant Los Angeles Valiant
North America XL2 AcademyXL2 Academy XL2 Academy (Inactive) New York ExcelsiorNew York Excelsior New York Excelsior
North America Montreal RebellionMontreal Rebellion Montreal Rebellion (Inactive) Toronto DefiantToronto Defiant Toronto Defiant
North America N/A Vancouver TitansVancouver Titans Vancouver Titans
North America N/A Washington JusticeWashington Justice Washington Justice
China Team ChaserTeam Chaser Team Chaser (Inactive) Chengdu HuntersChengdu Hunters Chengdu Hunters
South Korea UP AcademyUP Academy UP Academy (Inactive) Guangzhou ChargeGuangzhou Charge Guangzhou Charge
China Bilibili GamingBilibili Gaming Bilibili Gaming (Inactive) Hangzhou SparkHangzhou Spark Hangzhou Spark
Europe British HurricaneBritish Hurricane British Hurricane (Inactive) London SpitfireLondon Spitfire London Spitfire
Europe Eternal AcademyEternal Academy Eternal Academy (Inactive) Paris EternalParis Eternal Paris Eternal
South Korea T1T1 T1 Philadelphia FusionPhiladelphia Fusion Philadelphia Fusion
South Korea Gen.G esportsGen.G esports Gen.G esports (Inactive) Seoul DynastySeoul Dynasty Seoul Dynasty
South Korea O2 BlastO2 Blast O2 Blast San Francisco ShockSan Francisco Shock San Francisco Shock
South Korea Team CCTeam CC Team CC (Inactive) Shanghai DragonsShanghai Dragons Shanghai Dragons

Two-Way Players[edit]

Starting with the 2019 Overwatch League season, teams and players may negotiate the right to designate the player as eligible to compete in Contenders on their affiliated Academy team. Any player on the roster may agree to be eligible for Contenders play, but a maximum of four players may be designated as “two-way” players during each Overwatch League stage, and those players must be identified and submitted to the League Office prior to each stage.

Two-way players are eligible to compete in Contenders, subject to the following rules:

  • Regardless of where they play, two-way players count toward the Overwatch League roster limit of 12 and must earn the same salary and benefits. Two-way players also will count towards the eight-player Contenders roster limit for weeks in which their Contenders team designates them as eligible to compete.
  • Two-way players lose their Contenders eligibility if they appear in more than two Overwatch League matches in a stage.
  • A maximum of two designated two-way players may compete in any single Contenders match.
  • No player will be eligible to appear in both Contenders and Overwatch League matches in the same week.

Events[edit]

Contenders[edit]

Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Dec 19 - 22, 2022
$150,000
8 teams
Asia Online, Asia
  TBD
  TBD
Nov 28 - Dec 16, 2022
$100,000
12 teams
Europe Online, Europe
  TBD
  TBD
Nov 28 - Dec 16, 2022
$100,000
12 teams
North America Online, North America
  TBD
  TBD
Dec 12 - 13, 2022
8 teams
Asia Online, Asia
  TBD
  TBD
Nov 23 - Dec 4, 2022
$100,000
8 teams
China Online, China
  TBD
  TBD
Nov 7 - Dec 3, 2022
$125,000
8 teams
South Korea Offline/Online, Korea
  TBD
  TBD
Nov 17 - 25, 2022
$25,000
16 teams
Australia Online, Australia
 Ground Zero GamingGround Zero Gaming GZG
 MindfreakMindfreak MF
Nov 12 - 13, 2022
12 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 Mind GoblinMind Goblin MG
 AWW YEAHAWW YEAH AY
Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2022
8 teams
South Korea Online, Korea
 Sin Prisa GamingSin Prisa Gaming SPG
  TBD
Oct 19 - 27, 2022
$25,000
16 teams
Australia Online, Australia
 Dire WolvesDire Wolves DW
 Ground Zero GamingGround Zero Gaming GZG
Aug 15 - Sep 27, 2022
$75,000
8 teams
South Korea Online, South Korea
 O2 BlastO2 Blast O2B
 T1T1 T1
Aug 24 - Sep 21, 2022
$25,000
8 teams
Australia Online, Australia
 Dire WolvesDire Wolves DW
 MindfreakMindfreak MF
Aug 22 - Sep 18, 2022
$75,000
8 teams
China Online, China
 Flagship RecreatorsFlagship Recreators FR
Aug 17 - Sep 18, 2022
$75,000
12 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 Ex OblivioneEx Oblivione ExO
 Team PepsTeam Peps PEPS
Aug 17 - Sep 18, 2022
$75,000
12 teams
North America Online, North America
 OdysseyOdyssey ODY
 RedbirdsRedbirds RDB
Aug 3 - 7, 2022
$75,000
8 teams
China Online, China
 Flagship RecreatorsFlagship Recreators FR
 Time ResumeTime Resume TR
Jul 11 - Aug 7, 2022
$75,000
8 teams
South Korea Online, South Korea
 O2 BlastO2 Blast O2B
 Talon EsportsTalon Esports TLN
Aug 3 - 4, 2022
$25,000
8 teams
Australia Online, Australia
 MindfreakMindfreak MF
 Dire WolvesDire Wolves DW
Jul 13 - 29, 2022
$50,000
8 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 Munich eSportsMunich eSports MUC
 01_esports01_esports 01E
Jul 13 - 29, 2022
$50,000
8 teams
North America Online, North America
 OdysseyOdyssey ODY
 WISPWISP WISP
Jul 15 - 28, 2022
55 teams
China Online, China
 Flagship RecreatorsFlagship Recreators FR
  TBD
Jul 26 - 27, 2022
8 teams
North America Online, North America
 DarkMode NADarkMode NA DMNA
 KryixKryix KRYX
Jul 13 - 15, 2022
64 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 The UltimatesThe Ultimates ULT
  TBD
Jul 13 - 15, 2022
64 teams
North America Online, North America
 RedbirdsRedbirds RDB
  TBD
Jul 13 - 14, 2022
27 teams
Australia Online, Australia
 KitbashKitbash KTB
 Expedition CrusaderSExpedition CrusaderS EC
Aug 12 - Oct 21, 2021
$50,000
6 teams
Australia Online, Australia
 Dire WolvesDire Wolves DW
 MindfreakMindfreak MF
Jul 14 - Oct 17, 2021
$175,000
8 teams
China Online, China
 
bilibili gaming, team chaser (missing)
 
bilibili gaming, team chaser, up academy (missing)
Aug 2 - Oct 10, 2021
$175,000
10 teams
South Korea Offline/Online, South Korea
 O2 BlastO2 Blast O2B
 Talon EsportsTalon Esports TLN
Sep 6 - Oct 8, 2021
$83,400
8 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 Falcons Esport EUFalcons Esport EU FE
 
british hurricane, shu's money crew eu (missing)
Sep 6 - Oct 8, 2021
$83,400
8 teams
North America Online, North America
 Redbird EsportsRedbird Esports RBE
 Uprising AcademyUprising Academy UA
Jun 14 - Jul 20, 2021
$83,400
8 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 
british hurricane, falcons esport eu (missing)
 
british hurricane, falcons esport eu (missing)
Jun 14 - Jul 20, 2021
$83,400
8 teams
North America Online, North America
 American TornadoAmerican Tornado AT
 
odyssey, darkmode na (missing)
Mar 24 - Jun 20, 2021
$175,000
8 teams
China Online, China
 
bilibili gaming, team chaser (missing)
 
bilibili gaming, the one winner, team chaser (missing)
Mar 15 - May 18, 2021
$175,000
10 teams
South Korea Online, South Korea
 O2 BlastO2 Blast O2B
 Talon EsportsTalon Esports TLN
Mar 11 - May 6, 2021
$50,000
6 teams
Australia Online, Australia
 Dire WolvesDire Wolves DW
 Ground Zero GamingGround Zero Gaming GZG
Mar 29 - May 4, 2021
$83,400
8 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 
new kings, british hurricane (missing)
 
shu's money crew eu, ex oblivione (missing)
Mar 29 - May 4, 2021
$83,400
8 teams
North America Online, North America
 
revival, american tornado (missing)
 
darkmode na, american tornado (missing)
Dec 10 - 20, 2020
$150,000
10 teams
Asia Online, Asia
 Team CCTeam CC CC
 Gen.G esportsGen.G esports Gen.G
Dec 20, 2020
4 teams
World Online, World
  TBD
  TBD
Dec 10 - 20, 2020
$100,000
12 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 British HurricaneBritish Hurricane BH
 Obey AllianceObey Alliance OA
Dec 10 - 20, 2020
$100,000
12 teams
North America Online, North America
 American TornadoAmerican Tornado AT
 OdysseyOdyssey ODY
Dec 4 - 13, 2020
$75,000
8 teams
South America Online, South America
 War PigsWar Pigs WPG
 MajestadosMajestados MAJ
Jul 27 - Nov 22, 2020
$175,000
8 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 
obey alliance, british hurricane (missing)
 
obey alliance, british hurricane, ex oblivione, avoided (missing)
Jul 27 - Nov 22, 2020
$175,000
8 teams
North America Online, North America
 
odyssey, slept on, american tornado (missing)
 
odyssey, revival, drifters (missing)
Jul 21 - Nov 8, 2020
$175,000
12 teams
China Online, China
 
team cc, flag gaming (missing)
 
team cc, flag gaming, team cat, the one winner (missing)
Jul 25 - Nov 8, 2020
$100,000
10 teams
South America Online, South America
 MajestadosMajestados MAJ
 DignityDignity DIG
Aug 20 - Oct 22, 2020
$175,000
10 teams
South Korea Online/Offline, South Korea
 World Game Star PhoenixWorld Game Star Phoenix WGS PH
 RunAwayRunAway RA
Aug 3 - Oct 12, 2020
$100,000
8 teams
Australia Online, Australia
 Ground Zero GamingGround Zero Gaming GZG
 MindfreakMindfreak MF
Mar 10 - Jun 14, 2020
$175,000
12 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 British HurricaneBritish Hurricane BH
 
young and beautiful, shu's money crew eu, raspberry racers, sheer cold (missing)
Mar 10 - Jun 14, 2020
$175,000
12 teams
North America Online, North America
 
second wind, third impact, team doge (missing)
 
team envy, third impact, karasuno, team doge (missing)
Mar 17 - Jun 11, 2020
$175,000
12 teams
China Online, China
 
team cc, bilibili gaming (missing)
 
team cc, flag gaming, like this player, bilibili gaming, the one winner (missing)
Mar 17 - Jun 5, 2020
$175,000
12 teams
South Korea Online/Offline, South Korea
 
o2 blast, t1, battlica, world game star phoenix (missing)
 
runaway, element mystic, top honor, world game star phoenix (missing)
Mar 1 - Jun 4, 2020
$100,000
12 teams
Australia Online, Australia
 
mindfreak, ground zero gaming (missing)
 
sydney drop bears, ground zero gaming, warriors esports, noweaver esports (missing)
Mar 2 - Jun 3, 2020
$100,000
12 teams
South East Asia Online, SEA
 
talon esports, far east society (missing)
 
talon esports, far east society, bayaba, electric gaming (missing)
Mar 11 - Jun 2, 2020
$100,000
12 teams
South America Online, South America
 
dignity, and they say (missing)
 
dignity, and they say, war pigs, patitos (missing)
Jan 17 - 26, 2020
9 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 British HurricaneBritish Hurricane BH
 HSL EsportsHSL Esports HSL
Jan 11 - 26, 2020
14 teams
North America Online, North America
 Team EnvyTeam Envy NV
 Second WindSecond Wind SW
Jan 18 - 26, 2020
8 teams
South America Online, South America
 War PigsWar Pigs WPG
 DignityDignity DIG
Jan 10 - 20, 2020
6 teams
Australia Online, Australia
 Ground Zero GamingGround Zero Gaming GZG
Jan 15 - 19, 2020
8 teams
South Korea Online, South Korea
 RunAwayRunAway RA
 O2 BlastO2 Blast O2B
Jan 11 - 19, 2020
8 teams
South East Asia Online, SEA
 Talon EsportsTalon Esports TLN
 Far East SocietyFar East Society FES
Jan 6 - 12, 2020
8 teams
China Online, China
 Team CCTeam CC CC
 Bilibili GamingBilibili Gaming BLG
Oct 9 - 13, 2019
$250,000
10 teams
South Korea Seoul, South Korea
 Element MysticElement Mystic EM
 ATL AcademyATL Academy ATLA
Jun 16 - Sep 1, 2019
$100,000
8 teams
Australia Online/Offline, Australia
 ORDERORDER ORDER
 MindfreakMindfreak MF
Jun 25 - Sep 1, 2019
$200,000
8 teams
South Korea Online/Offline, South Korea
 RunAwayRunAway RA
 Element MysticElement Mystic EM
Jun 18 - Aug 19, 2019
$100,000
8 teams
South America Online, South America
 Lowkey EsportsLowkey Esports Lowkey
 FURYFURY FURY
Jul 1 - Aug 17, 2019
$200,000
12 teams
China Online/Offline, China
 Team CCTeam CC CC
Jun 13 - Aug 16, 2019
$200,000
8 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 HSL EsportsHSL Esports HSL
Jun 19 - Aug 14, 2019
$200,000
8 teams
North America Online, North America
 ATL AcademyATL Academy ATLA
 Gladiators LegionGladiators Legion GLL
Jun 17 - Aug 14, 2019
$200,000
8 teams
North America Online, North America
 Team EnvyTeam Envy NV
 XL2 AcademyXL2 Academy XL2
Jun 13 - Aug 9, 2019
$100,000
8 teams
South East Asia Online, SEA
 Talon EsportsTalon Esports TLN
 Global EsportsGlobal Esports GE
May 31 - Jun 2, 2019
$125,000
6 teams
Germany Krefeld, Germany
 Fusion UniversityFusion University FU
 Team EnvyTeam Envy NV
May 24 - 26, 2019
$125,000
6 teams
China Shanghai, China
 Element MysticElement Mystic EM
 O2 BlastO2 Blast O2B
Mar 16 - May 12, 2019
$200,000
12 teams
China Online, China
 The One WinnerThe One Winner T1w
Mar 5 - May 12, 2019
$200,000
8 teams
South Korea Online/Offline, South Korea
 Element MysticElement Mystic EM
 O2 BlastO2 Blast O2B
Feb 25 - May 6, 2019
$100,000
8 teams
South America Online, South America
 Lowkey EsportsLowkey Esports Lowkey
 FURYFURY FURY
Feb 24 - May 5, 2019
$100,000
8 teams
Australia Online/Offline, Australia
 ORDERORDER ORDER
 Sydney Drop BearsSydney Drop Bears SDB
Feb 28 - May 3, 2019
$200,000
8 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 Angry TitansAngry Titans AT
 British HurricaneBritish Hurricane BH
Feb 28 - May 3, 2019
$100,000
8 teams
Hong Kong Online/Offline, Hong Kong
 Talon EsportsTalon Esports TLN
 Nova Monster ShieldNova Monster Shield NMS
Mar 4 - May 1, 2019
$200,000
8 teams
North America Online, North America
 Fusion UniversityFusion University FU
 Gladiators LegionGladiators Legion GLL
Mar 6 - May 1, 2019
$200,000
8 teams
North America Online, North America
 Team EnvyTeam Envy NV
 ATL AcademyATL Academy ATLA
Nov 18 - Jan 20, 2019
$46,350
12 teams
Australia Online/Offline, Australia
 Sydney Drop BearsSydney Drop Bears SDB
 ORDERORDER ORDER
Nov 24 - Jan 19, 2019
$185,040
12 teams
South Korea Seoul, South Korea
 RunAwayRunAway RA
 Element MysticElement Mystic EM
Nov 22 - Jan 19, 2019
$46,350
12 teams
South America Online, South America
 LFTOWLLFTOWL LFTOWL
 based tryhardsbased tryhards bt
Nov 22 - Jan 18, 2019
$138,810
12 teams
South East Asia Online, SEA
 Hong Kong AttitudeHong Kong Attitude HKA
 Nova EsportsNova Esports Nova
Nov 17 - Jan 13, 2019
$185,040
12 teams
China Online/Offline, China
 The One WinnerThe One Winner T1w
 Flag GamingFlag Gaming FLG
Nov 27 - Jan 13, 2019
$185,040
12 teams
North America Online, North America
 Fusion UniversityFusion University FU
 ATL AcademyATL Academy ATLA
Nov 18 - Jan 11, 2019
$185,040
12 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 Angry TitansAngry Titans AT
Jul 2 - Sep 21, 2018
$185,040
12 teams
Europe Online/Offline, Europe
 Eagle GamingEagle Gaming EG
 Angry TitansAngry Titans AT
Jul 6 - Sep 14, 2018
$138,810
12 teams
South East Asia Online/Offline, SEA
 Talon EsportsTalon Esports TLN
 CYCLOPS athlete gamingCYCLOPS athlete gaming CAG
Jul 3 - Sep 7, 2018
$185,040
12 teams
North America Online/Offline, North America
 Fusion UniversityFusion University FU
 XL2 AcademyXL2 Academy XL2
Jul 5 - Sep 2, 2018
$46,350
12 teams
South America Online, South America
 Brasil Gaming HouseBrasil Gaming House BGH
 Isurus GamingIsurus Gaming Isurus
Jul 2 - Sep 1, 2018
$46,350
12 teams
Australia Online/Offline, Australia
 Sydney Drop BearsSydney Drop Bears SDB
 Dark SidedDark Sided DS
Jul 1 - Aug 26, 2018
$185,040
12 teams
China Online/Offline, China
 Lucky Future ZenithLucky Future Zenith LFZ
 LGD GamingLGD Gaming LGD
Jul 4 - Aug 11, 2018
$185,040
12 teams
South Korea Seoul, South Korea
 RunAwayRunAway RA
 Team KongDoo PantheraTeam KongDoo Panthera KD P.
Mar 12 - May 19, 2018
$46,350
12 teams
Australia Online/Offline, Australia
 Sydney Drop BearsSydney Drop Bears SDB
 Masterminds GCMasterminds GC MM GC
May 13, 2018
2 teams
Poland Alwernia, Poland
  TBD
  TBD
Mar 16 - May 13, 2018
$185,040
12 teams
China Online/Offline, China
 Lucky Future ZenithLucky Future Zenith LFZ
 LGD GamingLGD Gaming LGD
Mar 11 - May 13, 2018
$185,040
12 teams
Europe Online/Offline, Europe
 British HurricaneBritish Hurricane BH
Mar 11 - May 13, 2018
$185,040
12 teams
Poland Online/Offline, Poland
 Fusion UniversityFusion University FU
Mar 19 - May 12, 2018
$185,040
12 teams
South Korea Seoul, South Korea
 X6-GamingX6-Gaming X6
 O2 ArdeontO2 Ardeont O2 ArT
Mar 22 - May 5, 2018
$138,810
12 teams
Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan
 DeToNator.KOREADeToNator.KOREA DTN.KR
 Blank EsportsBlank Esports BLK
Mar 13 - Apr 29, 2018
$46,350
12 teams
South America Online, South America
 Brasil Gaming HouseBrasil Gaming House BGH
 Isurus GamingIsurus Gaming Isurus
Aug 19 - Oct 8, 2017
$100,000
8 teams
United States Online/Offline, United States
 MisfitsMisfits MSF
Aug 19 - Oct 8, 2017
$100,000
8 teams
United States Online/Offline, United States
 Team EnVyUsTeam EnVyUs nV
 FaZe ClanFaZe Clan FaZe
Jun 18 - Jul 2, 2017
$50,000
16 teams
North America Online, North America
 ImmortalsImmortals IMT
 Team LiquidTeam Liquid Liquid
Jun 17 - Jul 1, 2017
$50,000
16 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 eUnitedeUnited eU
 123123 123
Jun 11, 2017
451 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 GamersOriginGamersOrigin GO
Jun 10, 2017
439 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 eUnitedeUnited eU
 MisfitsMisfits MSF
Jun 4, 2017
407 teams
North America Online, North America
 ImmortalsImmortals IMT
Jun 3, 2017
375 teams
North America Online, North America
 FaZe ClanFaZe Clan FaZe
 Luminosity Gaming EvilLuminosity Gaming Evil LG.E

Contenders Trials[edit]

Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Aug 16 - 24, 2021
6 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 Sheer ColdSheer Cold SC
 AWW YEAHAWW YEAH AY
Aug 16 - 24, 2021
6 teams
North America Online, North America
 Redbird EsportsRedbird Esports RBE
 WISPWISP WISP
Jul 25, 2021
4 teams
Australia Online, Australia
 WILL BEWILL BE WB
 Unsold Stuff GamingUnsold Stuff Gaming USG
Jul 19 - 21, 2021
8 teams
South Korea Online, South Korea
 Team DiamondTeam Diamond TDI
  TBD
Jun 28 - 30, 2021
6 teams
China Online, China
 Time ResumeTime Resume TR
 Dawn Light GamingDawn Light Gaming DLG
May 24 - Jun 2, 2021
7 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 Fusion UniversityFusion University FU
 Sheer ColdSheer Cold SC
May 24 - Jun 2, 2021
7 teams
North America Online, North America
 ArdourArdour ARD
 Uprising AcademyUprising Academy UA
Mar 17 - 19, 2021
8 teams
China Online, China
 The One WinnerThe One Winner T1w
 ZONESZONES ZONES
Mar 11 - 19, 2021
6 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 New KingsNew Kings NK
 Young and BeautifulYoung and Beautiful YaB
Mar 11 - 19, 2021
6 teams
North America Online, North America
 RevivalRevival REV
 Obey AllianceObey Alliance OA
Mar 6, 2021
4 teams
Australia Online, Australia
 4Giver4Giver 4G
 TeamFPTeamFP TFP
Mar 2 - 4, 2021
10 teams
South Korea Online, South Korea
 Team CCTeam CC CC
 Team DiamondTeam Diamond TDI
Jul 6 - Nov 8, 2020
12 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 
new kings, angry titans, young and beautiful, ex oblivione, avoided, sheer cold (missing)
 
angry titans, obey alliance, young and beautiful, shu's money crew eu, vox nihili, avoided, the ultimates, l9 overwatch (missing)
Jul 6 - Nov 8, 2020
12 teams
North America Online, North America
 
odyssey, uprising academy, triumph, revival, noble, malibu, drifters, american tornado (missing)
 
infamous, square one, karasuno, team doge, anteiku, scion esports, cratos, slept on, 200ms (missing)
Jul 15 - Oct 12, 2020
8 teams
China Online, China
 
flag gaming, team cat, eag (missing)
  TBD
Jul 27 - 31, 2020
8 teams
South Korea Online, South Korea
 Talon EsportsTalon Esports TLN
 Team DiamondTeam Diamond T-DI
Mar 3 - May 18, 2020
12 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 
young and beautiful, eternal academy, raspberry racers (missing)
 
disaster, shu's money crew eu, ex oblivione, nyyrikki esports (missing)
Mar 3 - May 18, 2020
12 teams
North America Online, North America
 
third impact, noble, team doge, darkmode na (missing)
 
uprising academy, triumph, montreal rebellion, saints (missing)
Mar 10 - May 13, 2020
12 teams
China Online, China
 
light gaming, phantom wizard, the one winner, pokomen max, sponsor taking gaming (missing)
  TBD
Feb 29 - May 11, 2020
12 teams
South America Online, South America
 
up gaming, and they say, betrayed, patitos (missing)
 
up gaming, aggressive, horus gaming, capivara e-sports (missing)
Mar 11 - May 10, 2020
12 teams
South Korea Online, South Korea
 
o2 blast, team bm, t1 (missing)
 
lucky future, meta athena, team bm (missing)
Feb 24 - May 6, 2020
12 teams
South East Asia Online, SEA
 
far east society, lord of dragon esports, electric gaming, undefined (missing)
 
far east society, electric gaming, undefined, will be (missing)
Feb 23 - May 4, 2020
12 teams
Australia Online, Australia
 
paradigm shift, warriors esports (missing)
 
kraken esports club, x69gaming, noscrimbux (missing)
Jun 4 - 13, 2019
6 teams
South Korea Online, South Korea
 Fusion UniversityFusion University FU
 Meta AthenaMeta Athena Meta.A
Jun 3 - 10, 2019
8 teams
China Online, China
 Team For VictoryTeam For Victory TFV
 Big Time Regal GamingBig Time Regal Gaming BTRG
May 25 - Jun 9, 2019
8 teams
North America Online, North America
 Uprising AcademyUprising Academy UA
 TriumphTriumph TRI
Jun 1 - 2, 2019
6 teams
South America Online, South America
 Team ScarletTeam Scarlet SCR
May 18 - 22, 2019
6 teams
Australia Online, Australia
 Legacy EsportsLegacy Esports LGC
May 9 - 18, 2019
6 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 Clockwork VendettaClockwork Vendetta CV
 Young and BeautifulYoung and Beautiful YaB
May 10 - 12, 2019
6 teams
South East Asia Online, SEA
 Green LeavesGreen Leaves GL
 Nam-E FightersNam-E Fighters NEF
Feb 9 - 17, 2019
8 teams
Australia Online, Australia
 Legacy EsportsLegacy Esports LGC
 MindfreakMindfreak MF
Feb 8 - 17, 2019
8 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 Shu's Money Crew EUShu's Money Crew EU SMC EU
 Young and BeautifulYoung and Beautiful YaB
Feb 2 - 17, 2019
8 teams
North America Online, North America
 Square OneSquare One S1
 SkyfoxesSkyfoxes SFX
Feb 9 - 17, 2019
8 teams
South America Online, South America
 FURYFURY FURY
 INTZ eSportsINTZ eSports INTZ
Jan 31 - Feb 10, 2019
8 teams
South Korea Online, South Korea
 WGS ArmamentWGS Armament WGS A
Feb 1 - 3, 2019
8 teams
South East Asia Online, SEA
 Cyclone CouplingCyclone Coupling CYC
Jan 27 - 31, 2019
8 teams
China Online, China
 Team For VictoryTeam For Victory TFV
 Alter-EgoAlter-Ego AE
Oct 23 - Nov 9, 2018
$15,008
8 teams
South Korea Seoul, South Korea
 StormQuakeStormQuake SQ
Oct 13 - 28, 2018
$3,696
8 teams
Australia Online, Australia
 Blank EsportsBlank Esports BLK
 SandBaggersSandBaggers SB
Oct 13 - 28, 2018
$15,008
8 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 British HurricaneBritish Hurricane BH
 We Have OrgWe Have Org WHO
Oct 6 - 21, 2018
$15,008
8 teams
North America Online, North America
 Second WindSecond Wind SW
 SkyfoxesSkyfoxes SFX
Oct 6 - 20, 2018
$3,696
8 teams
South America Online, South America
 Looking For TanksLooking For Tanks LFT
 The Suquinho NationThe Suquinho Nation TSN
Oct 11 - 18, 2018
$15,008
8 teams
China Online, China
 Ambitious ImmortalsAmbitious Immortals AI
 Lucky FutureLucky Future LF
Oct 5 - 7, 2018
$11,000
8 teams
South East Asia Online, SEA
 New ParadigmNew Paradigm NP
 Nova EsportsNova Esports Nova
Jun 17 - 25, 2018
$15,008
8 teams
South Korea Seoul, South Korea
 MVP SpaceMVP Space MVP.S
Jun 9 - 24, 2018
$3,696
8 teams
Australia Online, Australia
 Tainted MindsTainted Minds TM
 SereNitySereNity SN
Jun 9 - 24, 2018
$15,008
8 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 6nakes6nakes 6nakes
 We Have OrgWe Have Org WHO
Jun 9 - 24, 2018
$15,008
8 teams
North America Online, North America
 Last Night's LeftoversLast Night's Leftovers LNL
Jun 9 - 23, 2018
$3,696
8 teams
South America Online, South America
 Breakdown GamingBreakdown Gaming BG
 Encore e-SportsEncore e-Sports ENC
Jun 12 - 19, 2018
$15,008
8 teams
China Online, China
 Vici GamingVici Gaming VG
 Moss Seven ClubMoss Seven Club MSC
May 25 - 27, 2018
$11,000
8 teams
South East Asia Online, SEA
 We Love Gaming KRWe Love Gaming KR WLG KR
Feb 17 - Mar 4, 2018
$3,696
8 teams
Australia Online, Australia
 WitchhuntWitchhunt WH
 NoC PredatorsNoC Predators NoC P.
Feb 17 - Mar 4, 2018
$15,008
8 teams
Europe Online, Europe
 Orgless and HungryOrgless and Hungry OaH
Feb 17 - Mar 4, 2018
$15,008
8 teams
North America Online, North America
 Last Night's LeftoversLast Night's Leftovers LNL
 One of UsOne of Us OoU
Feb 24 - Mar 3, 2018
$3,696
8 teams
South America Online, South America
 UP GamingUP Gaming UP
Feb 12 - 28, 2018
$15,008
8 teams
South Korea Seoul, South Korea
 SevenSeven Seven
 MVP SpaceMVP Space MVP.S
Feb 21 - 23, 2018
$11,000
8 teams
South East Asia Online, SEA
 DeToNator.KOREADeToNator.KOREA DTN.KR
Jan 4 - 5, 2018
8 teams
China Online, China
 Team Skadi's GiftTeam Skadi's Gift SKG
 Moss Seven ClubMoss Seven Club MSC

References[edit]