The tournament finals will be held Nov. 3 to 5 at the Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre in Helsinki, Finland during the ASUS ROG GameXpo. Coincidentally, it’s the same weekend as the Overwatch World Cup, which Finland failed to qualify for.
“There are numerous Overwatch teams in Finland and the scene is growing all the time,” Helsinki Reds manager Jussi Patjas said in a statement. “International tournaments for [the] European scene are on the way, but we also feel that providing local activities is the requirement for organic growth.”
Seven Finnish Overwatch teams will participate: ENCE Esports, Helsinki Reds, Team Gigantti, Nemesis, Nyyrikki, Aces, and Kindergarten. Those seven teams will compete in a regular season that’s played online for two matches a week, starting Sept. 19.
Four teams will advance to the offline finals at GameXpo.
The announcement suggests that more seasons of the tournament will be held throughout the year for Finland’s Overwatch scene, perhaps in an effort to further develop the country’s talent in the game.