The Overwatch Open Division starts July 4, offering competitive play for ‘Master’ ranked players

By James O'Connor, Thursday, 15 June 2017 02:21 GMT

Blizzard has announced the Overwatch Open Division, available to anyone who ranked ‘Master’ or better in the fourth competitive season.

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The Overwatch Open Division is an open tournament is the game’s best players – a serious competitive scene for those who aren’t quite ready for professional esports, or who want to get involved at a higher level but need more training and competition. Players will compete within their own regions, and will naturally be encouraged to form squads.

If you’re on the cusp of a Master ranking in Overwatch, you have until June 21 – when the season ends – to get there. The Open Division competition will run from July 3 through to August 26, and the best eight teams will compete from August 21 to 27. All participants will receive a reward of some kind.

The regions included in the first season are:

  • Australia and New Zealand
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • North America
  • Latin American Spanish Speaking Countries
  • Brazil
  • Southeast Asia

You can register right now at the Open Division website.

Overwatch is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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