Overwatch‘s first 2020 Open Division season is over, and registration for season 2 begins today. The Open Division is a part of Overwatch‘s “Path to Pro,” and players and teams from all ranks are welcome to register and compete.
What is the Open Division?
The Open Division is the first big step in Overwatch‘s Path to Pro. PC players above level 25 in-game can form and register their team of at least six players to compete in their region. They will compete in a tournament with an opportunity to get a spot in Overwatch Contenders, which is also a part of Path to Pro.
The top four teams from an Open Division season get a chance to play the bottom four teams from the previous Contender’s season in a relegation tournament named Trials. The top four teams in the tournament will play in the next Contenders season.
Contenders is the second biggest stage in competitive Overwatch, behind the OWL. It’s a tournament series for top teams in each region to compete for a $2.5 million prize pool (USD). There are seven different Contender’s regions, and the prize pool is separated among all tournaments and regions.
Players hoping to go pro in Overwatch can find their way to the top by starting in the Open Division and moving up to Contenders. Even if their team doesn’t make it, they could get noticed by top tier teams looking for talent. This is the best way to build a reputation in the competitive scene.
As the 2020 Open Division Season 1 comes to an end, we’re starting registration for Season 2!
— Overwatch Path to Pro (@owpathtopro) February 14, 2020
To sign up season 2 of the Open Division, go to the official sign-up website, choose the correct region, and register. Be sure to have everyone on the team ready beforehand. Once registered, prepare the team for the tournament. This is a great opportunity for anyone hoping to have a future as a professional Overwatch player.