The One Game Agency has announced Season 3 of the Pit Championship. Like in the previous two editions, there will be both a European and North American tournament.
The North American side of the tournament features five Contenders teams and three Open division teams. EnVision eSports EnVision eSports Contenders NA Rank #6 placed in the top four of the Contenders playoffs, while Last Night's Leftovers Last Night's Leftovers Contenders NA Rank #4 , Grizzlys Esports Grizzlys Esports Contenders NA Rank #11 , NRG Esports NRG Esports Contenders NA Rank #2 and Simplicity Simplicity Inactive all finished in the group stage. GOATs GOATs North America Rank #1 , Mirage Sport Électronique Mirage Sport Électronique North America Rank #4 and No Clout No Clout Inactive recently played in the Open Division Season 2 North America playoffs; GOATs notably took the championship, while Mirage Sport Électronique failed to make it into the top four as the top seed. Six of the teams competing in Pit recently also played in the BEAT Invitational.
The European side includes two Contenders teams, four Trials teams and two Open Division teams. Eagle Gaming Eagle Gaming Contenders EU Rank #5 and CIS Hope CIS Hope Contenders EU Rank #6 enter Pit after making the playoffs of Contenders, while 6nakes 6nakes Europe Rank #0 , Team Singularity Team Singularity Contenders EU Rank #8 , Samsung Morning Stars Blue Samsung Morning Stars Blue Europe Rank #0 and Northern Lights Northern Lights Europe Rank #0 will all be visible in next month's Contenders Trials. The latter two teams recently played each other in the grand final of Open Division Season 2 Europe, with Northern Lights triumphing as the champions. The last two teams are Birb bois Birb bois Europe Rank #0 and Koord Narwhals Koord Narwhals Europe Rank #0 , who also competed in the Open Division.
The European side of the Pit Championship will run from May 31 to June 9, while the North American half of the competition will run from June 3 to June 12. Both the European and North American brackets are available on over.gg's event pages.
Each region will play for a prize pool of $10,000 USD. $4,500 USD will go to each tournament's champion, second place will earn $2,500 USD, third place will take home $1,800 USD and $1,200 USD will be won by the fourth place team.
The tournament will be broadcasted on Overwatch Pit's Twitch channel. The casters for the tournament have yet to be announced.