Overwatch League Gears Up for 2020 Contenders Season With Refined Coverage
Overwatch League has unveiled details on how Overwatch Contenders will work in 2020, including a new ecosystem that will closely tie together Contenders, Contenders Trials, and Open Division, as well as a points system to determine regional playoff qualification. Now, the league is ready to share more information about the Contenders broadcast and an overview of the schedule.
- Live coverage of all semifinals and finals of Contenders weekly play in each region.
- Some regions will feature additional broadcasts from both weekly play and Contenders Trials weekly play.
- Breakout stars and highlights from the earlier rounds of the tournaments will be featured in new shoulder content.
Contenders action kicks off on Feb. 23 — here are the local start dates for the seven regions:
- Feb. 23: Australia
- Feb. 24: Pacific
- Feb. 29: South America
- March 3: North America and Europe
- March 10: China
- March 11: South Korea
The first broadcast will be Contenders Australia Trials on February 27, 6 p.m. AEDT (February 26, 11 p.m. PT). Here’s an overview of the broadcast schedule for the first few weeks of Contenders 2020 Season 1: