For the first time ever, Overwatch Contenders Australia will be hosted live at Qudos Bank Arena at the 2019 Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) Sydney.
Over two electrifying days, the top four teams in the region will clash live for their share in a $100,000 USD prize pool. This season, the stakes have never been higher, with the winning team set to go on to battle the best in the region at the Overwatch Pacific Showdown in China later in May.
With a place in Overwatch Contenders history on the line, IEM attendees can expect two action-packed semi-final matches on Saturday, 4 May, before the final, epic conclusion to the season on Sunday, 5 May.
2019 Season 1 has already proven to be the most competitive season yet, with ORDER, Blank Esports, and three-peat champions, the Sydney Drop Bears, each sitting at the top of the table with five wins and one loss apiece. With the final round of regular play occurring this week, the competition is only going to get fiercer as these three teams vie for the top spot.
Tickets for IEM Sydney 2019 are on sale via www.ticketek.com.au. Pick up a single day Saturday ticket for $69 AUD, a Sunday ticket for $99 AUD, or a three-day pass granting access to both days of Overwatch Contenders and all three days of IEM Sydney for $149 AUD. Already have a ticket? Fear not, ticket holders will have access to watch every edge-of-your-seat moment of the Overwatch Contenders final matches at no additional charge.
Further information regarding Overwatch Contenders will be announced in coming weeks. To catch all the Overwatch Contenders action from around the world, follow the official Overwatch Contenders Twitch channel, and tune into the official Path to Pro Twitter and Blizzard ANZ Twitter for more updates. Don’t forget to follow IEM on Twitter and Facebook and visit the official IEM Sydney website to keep up to date with the latest event information.