SIGN UP FOR THE 2019 OVERWATCH OPEN DIVISION PRACTICE SEASON
With the Overwatch League 2019 season nearly wrapped up and the Overwatch World Cup on the horizon, it’s time to test your skills as a competitive player! 2019 Overwatch Open Division Practice Season sign-ups are live now. No matter your rank or your region, this practice season is open to everyone. If you’ve previously been nervous about competing, this is the perfect time!
Unlike other Open Division seasons, this Practice Season will not feed into Overwatch Contenders. However, we will have something nifty for you to show off your competitive streak—if you remain on your active roster all the way through the Practice Season, you will receive this (very cute) in-game Path to Pro player icon and spray.
North America, South America, Australia, the Pacific, and Europe/Middle East/Africa sign-ups are now open on Battlefy, while South Korea and China will follow at a later date. Head to the Overwatch Open Division hub to be directed to your region’s sign-up page—don’t delay, registration closes October 6!
Competition will begin October 12 and run every weekend for six weeks. The format will be similar to previous Open Division seasons, with a Swiss-format regular season. On the weekend of November 23, each region will stage their double-elimination playoff bracket to determine their champions.
So, grab five of your school friends, workmates, Discord pals, Twitter mates, Tumblr buddies, etc., and sign up today!
Click here for tournament rules
- Team Registration closes on Sunday, October 6th, 23:59 PDT (11:59PM)
- Players can join existing teams throughout the entire regular season!
Need a team? Try the links below!
Overwatch Open Division Discord
- Swiss, two best-of-5 matches per week. Teams are seeded every 2 matches.
- 6 weekends of regular season (12 matches total)
- 1 weekend of playoffs (16-team double-elimination tournament)
- Players may only compete on 1 team per week and in only 1 region
- No Skill Rating requirement
- Players must meet Player Eligibility in the official ruleset
2 matches per week, 1 on Saturday, 1 on Sunday
Default match time: 12:00 PT (15:00 ET)
- Week 1: October 12 – 13th, 2019
- Week 2: October 19 – 20th, 2019
- Week 3: October 26 – 27th, 2019
- Week 4: November 2 - 3rd, 2019
- Week 5: November 9 - 10th, 2019
- Week 6: November 16-17th, 2019Playoffs
- Week 7: November 23-24th, 2019
11:00 - 20:00 PT
Control / Hybrid / Assault / Escort / Control
- Control – Busan, Ilios, Oasis
- Hybrid – Blizzard World, Hollywood, King’s Row
- Assault – Horizon Lunar Colony, Temple of Anubis, Volskaya Industries
- Escort – Havana, Rialto, Route 66
- Control (5th map) – Losing team from Map 4 picks from the 2 remaining available Control maps
Custom Match Settings
Modes, All: Kill Cam Disabled
Modes, All: Skins Disabled
Modes, All: Game Mode Start – Manual
Lobby: Max Spectators 0 (unless spectators have been permitted by both Team Captains in writing before start of play)
Heroes, Hero Roster: Disable any heroes not currently available in Competitive Play
“Invite Only” must be selected within the Custom Game Lobby.
Starting a Match (First map only)
- Left team: Responsible for picking the map and hosting the lobby.
- Right team: Responsible for choosing the side they want to play on. (attack, defend, red, blue, etc.)
After First Map
- Losing team of each map picks subsequent map and is allowed to host the lobby, winning team picks side
- Maps are removed from the available pool after being played once
- 10 minutes of pause time per team, per map for a total of 2 maps. After the 10 minutes are up, teams must forfeit or continue play as-is. Longer pauses are allowed if contacting a game admin is required.
- Contacting administrators does not count against pause time
- Players must be in lobby and ready within 10 minutes of the start of the scheduled match time. Delays may result in penalties at the Tournament Administration’s discretion.
Match Reporting, No-Shows, and Conflicts
- Report matches no later than Monday, 11:59 am PT
- Report no-shows 10 minutes after the scheduled match time
- Contact admins regarding conflicts at the discord server listed above
Need a team? Use the Looking for Group PC forum to gather people to join you in the upcoming matches! Remember you do NOT have to be at any minimum Competitive skill rating to participate!