Overwatch Summer will be split into 2 stages running for a total of 6 weeks.
Stage 1 - League stage
During the league stage pairings will be decided using the Swiss system. In first round teams will be paired randomly then in subsequent rounds teams will be paired to play a team with the same or similar number of games won. During the Swiss stage each team will play two Bo3 matches per week.
Stage 2 - Playoffs
The 4 teams with the most points in the Swiss stage will qualify for the Bo5 Semifinals with the winners advancing to Finals.
All players must be students from the same university. Graduates who have now finished their course may compete if they were students during the 2018/19 academic year.
All games are on the European region
Teams may have 6 to 8 players at any one point.
If teams are more than 20 minutes late they will forfeit a match.
Check in deadline is 6:30pm. Teams who don't check in will not get games for that evening.
Offensive player and team names are not allowed.
Verbal abuse is not allowed. In particular any use of racist, sexist, homophobic or any other discriminatory language will lead to a minimum 3 week suspension.
There will be a set map pool for each game mode
For best of 5 maps game modes will be played in the following order with the higher seed choosing map in the first game and lower seed choosing starting side. In subsequent games the loser of the previous map chooses the next map and the winning team chooses side.
Control – Lijiang Tower / Nepal / Oasis
Hybrid – Hollywood / Numbani / Eichenwalde
Assault – Paris / Hanamura / Temple of Anubis
Escort – Watchpoint: Gibraltar, Junkertown, Dorado
Control (5th map) – Lijiang Tower / Nepal / Oasis
For Best of 3 (Bo3) matches
Best of 3s will work in the same way except only three game modes will be played. The three games modes will rotate each week with the the oldest remaining game mode removed and the unplayed game mode from previous week re added to pool e.g.
All matches take place on Thursday evening with first game scheduled to start at 7.15pm.