The group draw for Contenders China Season 3 has been announced on Weibo for November 9 at 8 p.m. CST. The draw will determine which of two groups teams play in for the group stage.

One group will be bookmarked by LGD Gaming LGD Gaming Contenders CN Rank #2 Rookie Wang Jundong (王俊东) off tank Eternal Liu Nian (刘念) dps tanqiu Qiu Tianyi (邱天毅) tank ShowCheng Cheng Yu (程宇) flex Secret Zhao Xu (赵旭) support hoyoqian Wu Gengtuo (吴梗拓) support while the other will include Laboratory Laboratory Contenders CN Rank #12 Binzzz Lu Yifan (吕一凡) off tank Skyshow Wan Wenjun (万文均) dps Melo Wei Wentao (韦文涛) dps Seeds Wang Xin (王鑫) tank Since Chang Pu (常晋) support Miao Chen Kangbai (陈康柏) support . Laboratory bought the spot previously held by Lucky Future Zenith Lucky Future Zenith China Rank #0 YARG Kim Gwan-woo dps Lucid Yoo Jun-seo (유준서) support , who have disbanded after much of the team has already been signed to Overwatch League rosters.

LGD and Laboratory will be separated after holding the spots of the grand finalists of Contenders China Season 2. The 10 other teams competing in Contenders China Season 3 will enter a random draw to split them into the region's two groups.

The teams entering the draw are LinGan e-Sports LinGan e-Sports Contenders CN Rank #5 Tian Tang Wei (唐伟) off tank Kami Tang Yitao (唐毅滔) dps AJ1an Ye Junjie (叶俊杰) dps Aidoudou Wen Yelin (闻烨琳) tank Molly He Chengzhi (何诚智) support Lengsa Chen Jingyi (陈婧逸) support , T1w T1w Contenders CN Rank #1 Highbee Zhang Zening (张泽宁) off tank MoLanran Liao Yang (廖洋) dps Mijia Tan Xujie (谭栩杰) dps Silver3 Han Haibo (韩海波) tank wya Qi Haomiao (齐浩淼) support illusion Tan Li (谭力) support , Flag Gaming Flag Gaming Contenders CN Rank #3 mg Wu Dongjian (吴董健) off tank evillx Zhao Hanbin (赵瀚滨) dps Jason Jiang Wenjie (江文杰) dps over Deng Sifan (邓思凡) tank Coldest Tong Xiaodong (童晓东) support Mika Liu Jiming (刘济铭) support , Triple Six Legend Triple Six Legend Contenders CN Rank #9 UMBRA Feng He (冯贺) off tank RunCheng Feng Bin (冯滨) dps n1ghtg0d Bai Xinyu (白鑫宇) dps DPS Choi Yong-Joo (최용주) tank SOBER Zhan Xiaozhuang (詹晓庄) support YaGami Yang Zhicheng (杨智程) support , Ambitious Immortals Ambitious Immortals Inactive Mijia Tan Xujie (谭栩杰) dps Lijiang dps wenxuyan tank tuodousi support New support , Lucky Future Lucky Future Contenders CN Rank #7 Euterpe Lee Kang-geun support , Team CC Team CC Contenders CN Rank #4 ZiJin Chen Qinhao (陈钦浩) off tank Yakumo Feng Zihan (冯子涵) dps ieatuup Jason Ho dps SIO Chen Zhaoyu (陈昭宇) support Orchid Zhao Tangyang (赵唐洋) support , Future Group Future Group China Rank #0 dfbkjl Kim Sang-woo (김상우) off tank VENDETTA Lee Jiseok dps Duzi Kim Chang-Jae (김창재) tank Azt2c Park Jeong-Su (박정수) support , Hero Taciturn Panther Hero Taciturn Panther Inactive EFFORT Tang Zhehao (唐哲昊) dps WULIGIAO Tong Yanzhi (童彦智) dps Rookie Wang Jundong (王俊东) tank tanqiu Qiu Tianyi (邱天毅) tank WaiMai Gong Zixi (龚子熙) support 117 Huang Ziyang (黄子洋) support and BTRG BTRG Contenders CN Rank #6 LiGe Jia Chengjie (贾城杰) off tank EFFORT Tang Zhehao (唐哲昊) dps mz Li Xinmiao (李鑫淼) dps Reborn Xue Feng (薛锋) tank Fengm1an Fan Qi (樊奇) support Gudan Huang Legeng (黄乐耿) support . The draw will be broadcast on various Chinese streaming sites including Panda TV and Zhanqi TV.

Contenders Season 3 is scheduled to begin later in November. Exact dates for the first matches have yet to be announced.