Overwatch Heads to TV for a New Tournament
The Overwatch tournament's finals will broadcast live on TBS, and the winner will take $100,000 home.
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Overwatch was the best-selling game in June, and now it's headed to television. TBS will air the finals of a $300,000 tournament that starts Saturday, July 23.
Turner Broadcasting's esports organization, Eleague, and competitive gaming platform Faceit are hosting the Overwatch Open. To get to the Grand Finals, teams will have to win one of two Regional Finals first. Second place in a Regional Final gets $24,000; third and fourth place teams earn $18,000; and teams that place fifth through eighth get $6,000.
While the team that wins the Grand Finals takes home $100,000, the runners-up will earn themselves $32,000. The Grand Finals will broadcast live on TBS and Twitch from Atlanta on September 30.
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