1 November 2017 - 14:57

Overwatch's competitive season seven has begun

The new season kicked off on Oct. 31.
Overwatch Staff Reporter
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Season seven of Overwatch's Competitive Play has started for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One Overwatch players.

Forget your season six ranking: It's time to start anew. After receiving rewards from last competitive season, players will have to re-do their placement matches—10 of them—to get placed for the seventh season.

As always, competitive awards will be given out for players that complete their 10 placement matches. A special spray and icon is rewarded to everyone who's done their matches, but those who place within the top 500 players on their platform and region will get an extra player icon and an animated spray.

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Competitive points are also given out based on player performance, and those will help you rack up golden weapons for your Overwatch mains.

Alongside the start of season seven, Blizzard is also holding the third season of Overwatch's Open Division tournament. It's an "entry-level program for aspiring professionals," Blizzard said, and a place for aspiring professionals to test the waters. Teams face off against others in their region in a weekly tournament format.

Matches for season three begin the week of Nov. 6 and continue through Dec. 10. The top eight teams in each region will move on to the playoffs, which will be held Dec. 16 and 17. Sign-ups are ongoing at the Overwatch Open Division website.

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