Blizzard’s Overwatch Pacific Championship is still ongoing, but the developer is already readying its qualifying tournament.
Professional teams from across the Asia Pacific region, which includes Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Thailand, and China, are being recruited to participate in the qualifying tournament for entrance into the Overwatch Pacific Championship’s second season.
Signups are open now, with the qualifying tournament beginning June 20. Six teams will gain entrance to the tournament based on applications. The two professional teams at the bottom of Overwatch Pacific Championship season one will be relegated to the qualifying tournament in hopes of maintaining their spot in the league. The top four teams will participate in an online tournament, with the semifinals and final event taking place at Blizzard’s esports stadium in Taipei, Taiwan.
The live event will also be broadcast online. The semifinals and final event will begin July 5 and continue through July 6. Tickets will become available the week before the event.
Blizzard’s $273,000 Overwatch Pacific Championship tournament launched in early April at the developer’s new Taipei-based stadium. Flash Wolves, ahq Esports Club, and Blank Esports currently sit at the top of the 13-week tournament’s standings.