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It's a Thing - Overwatch League to Begin in Earnest in Q3

Posted by Suzie Ford on Feb 23, 2017  | Comments

It's a Thing - Overwatch League to Begin in Earnest in Q3  - MMORPG.com

During a Korean interview earlier today, Overwatch eSports Director Nate Nanzer announced that the Overwatch League would begin ramping up in Q3 2017 (source: Reddit). The professional eSports organization was announced during Blizzcon 2016 and is a project that Blizzard is hoping will rival other, more traditional, sports leagues like the NFL or MLB.

In Q3, efforts will be made to acquire and recruit players, form teams, etc. with the first full season set to begin in 2018.

At the start, it will be held in major stadiums in some regions and, with enough teams and infrastructure, you will be able to enjoy OW league being played in home stadiums. Also, the final match of the Overwatch league will not be BlizzCon - it will be held in a new city every year.

Leagues will be region-based, though players from any region can join any other. Player selection is not bound by gender either. 

You can read the full interview at the link above.

What about you? Will you follow and / or support a professional team based in your city or region? 

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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