11 January 2017 - 15:54

EnVyUs, Cloud9, Fnatic, and Misfits will compete in OGN Overwatch Apex Season 2

The new details were leaked ahead of the official announcement.
Overwatch Staff Reporter
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The second season of South Korea's major Overwatch league will begin on Jan. 17.

OGN Overwatch Apex Season 2 pits four invited western Overwatch teams against 12 of South Korea's top rosters. Participating teams have not been officially announced by OGN, but a now deleted tweet from reigning Overwatch Apex Season 1 champion Timo "Taimou" Kettunen of EnVyUs revealed the three teams playing alongside the champs: Cloud9, Fnatic, and Misfits.

They'll replace NRG Esports, Rogue, and Reunited—the three western Overwatch teams that participated last season.

Tournament play begins Jan. 17 at 5am ET (7pm KST), according to Korean site Fomos. Season 2's prize pool sits at 200 million won, which amounts to around $167,000. Teams will be organized into four separate groups of four teams for the group stage of the tournament, just as they were last season. A double elimination bracket for the playoffs will reportedly replace last season's single elimination format.

Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles and Erik "DoA" Lonnquist will cast OGN Overwatch Apex Season 2. Both casters stepped down from their roles as League of Legends commentators for the 2017 season of League Champions Korea.

With OGN Overwatch Apex Season 2 quickly approaching, more details regarding scheduling are expected to be released soon.

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