Exciting news for North American competitors as the biggest cash prize tournament to date has been announced on their home soil:
Esports Arena, in partnership with Dolby, proudly presents Agents Rising--the largest Overwatch tournament to date with a $10,000 prize pool! Less than a week after launch, this momentous event will set the tone for Overwatch’s first step as a premier esports title. Join us for the most epic weekend in Overwatch history!
This offline event will be held live and in the flesh in Los Angeles at Esports Arena, which in their own words is "North America’s first dedicated Esports facility. The Arena is a 15,000 square foot facility launching in 2015 and is located in downtown Orange County, California."
Although no teams are as yet confirmed AskJoshy, FishStix, Tsquared and Jamerson are billed as casting talent for the event which will be streamed on Twitch on Saturday and Sunday 28th-29th May from 11AM PST / 20:00 CEST each day.
- 1st: $5,000
- 2nd: $3,500
- 3rd: $1,500
The proposed tournament format features a group stage leading into an elimination bracket with matches being best of three until the best of five finals. Registration is open to all and closes Wednesday 25th May. Expect to hear more details soon.
The event schedule will clash with TaKeTV's TaKeOver so it seems unlikely that any European teams will be taking a trip across the pond this time, although with Agents Rising having double the prize purse you could never count it out entirely!