ESL AU & NZ Championship Adds Overwatch

Today, it was revealed that Overwatch will be joining Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Rocket League at ESL’s Australia and New Zealand Championship.

Boasting a $12,000 AUD prize pool for the entire circuit, the championship will begin with two monthly online cups that are slated to kick off this weekend. The cups will allow a total of four teams to qualify for each monthly final, which will offer $1,000 in prizes. The winning team of each cup will advance to the offline grand finals in May, where they will compete for the title of champion and the lion’s share of $10,000.

The full schedule is as follows:

March

  • Sunday, 12th March – Overwatch Cup #1
  • Saturday, 18th March – Overwatch Cup #2
  • Sunday, 19th March – Overwatch March Monthly Final

April

  • Sunday, 2nd April – Overwatch Cup #3
  • Sunday, 9th April – Overwatch Cup #4
  • Sunday, 23rd April – Overwatch April Monthly Final

May

  • Date TBA – Overwatch ESL AU & NZ Championship Final

Registration has already opened up for March’s online cups so, if your team feels that you have what it takes, you can sign up here for Cup #1 and here for Cup #2. Every team’s roster must have 6 – 8 players, no more and no fewer, with at least 6 of those players having a permanent residence in Australia.