With the conclusion of Overwatch Contenders Season Zero, sixteen of the best North American and European teams have secured their spots in Contenders Season One. For Europe, eUnited took the top spot in their victory over 123, and all eight teams from the region’s playoffs have advanced to Season One.
In North America, Immortals prevailed over Team Liquid to clinch the top prize. With only six available North American berths into Season One, however, the 5th and 6th place matches had more significance than just prize money. FaZe Clan was able to fend off LG Evil, securing themselves a place in Season One, while the Detroit Renegades defeated Envision for the final spot. Overwatch APEX participants Rogue and EnvyUs round out the North American Season One teams.
Congratulations to the playoff champions for their victories this past weekend, and congratulations to the teams who qualified for Season One. Furthermore, we want to give a big shoutout to the over 1,400 teams who registered to help make Season Zero a success and brought us the exciting competition of the past five weeks.
The winning teams will have a moment to enjoy some peace and quiet -- just a moment, though -- before beginning their preparations for the battles ahead. Here are your Overwatch Contenders Season One competitors:
The North American Season One Teams:
The European Season One Teams:
Overwatch Contenders Season One kicks off the week of August 14, when teams will meet once again compete for the top spot in North America or Europe. The Season One regular season will run for six weeks in total, culminating in an offline, live playoff event in October. The champions of Season One will claim not only the title as best in their region, but also the lion’s share of the $100,000 USD prize pool up for grabs for each region.
Make sure to follow Twitch.tv/OverwatchContenders, where every match during Season One will be broadcast live. Be sure to regularly visit www.overwatchcontenders.com to stay up-to-date with the latest Season One news in the coming weeks.