The Overwatch League Summer Showdown Schedule Starts on June 13
Blizzard continues to actively promote its most popular game, with a brand-new tournament called Overwatch League Summer Showdown. The competition will start on June 13 and will conclude at the end of the first week of July.
Over the course of nearly a month, the best teams in the world are expected to compete in this event with a $275,000 prize pool.
The competition draws inspiration from the May Melee event that has just ended after meeting the high expectations set by the organizers.
Overwatch League Summer Showdown Teams
The remaining three months of June will bring together a total of 20 teams from all the important regions. Qualifiers start on June 13 and conclude one week later, with North Americans playing three qualifying matches, while their Asian counterparts play for. When this initial stage concludes, team ranking will be determined based on map scores and if needed, tiebreakers. The second stage of the tournament will begin as soon as the balancing matches are over, so all participating teams play 21 games.
The Overwatch League Summer Showdown playoffs are scheduled for the last week of June, with the decisive rounds to be played on July 4 and 5. Certain changes were made to the Hero Pools system, to make it easier for teams to prepare for 2020 competitions. Even before the games begin, the Hero Pool will be determined and it will be used during the first two weeks of the qualifiers. We already know that D.Va, Echo, Sombra, and Brigitte are the champions unavailable for these weeks.
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Setting the Stage for the Grand Finals
The Overwatch League Summer Showdown is the biggest competition scheduled for this month and it sets the stage for the 2020 playoffs. The dates and more details about the decisive rounds will be revealed later this summer, well after this tournament concludes. For the time being, Overwatch fans wait anxiously for Week 21 when the action heats up, as the best teams remain in the race. During this phase of the competition, there will be no Hero Pool and the same format will apply to the final tournament.
Further details regarding the regional tournament will be added on the official Overwatch League site. This is the place to visit for the latest updates on changes to Hero Pools in Competitive Play. Players can also stay up-to-date with everything relevant regarding the Overwatch League Summer Showdown on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram. The fans will be able to watch every single game played in this competition on YouTube.
Overwatch League Summer Showdown Schedule:
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