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Overwatch League 2022: start date announced

The wait for fans around the world is over. After a month and a half since the beginning of the current year, the 2022 edition of the Overwatch League has recently been presented: we see below all the details including the tournaments, the teams, the groups and the starting date

In a period of great uncertainty for Overwatchits development team and all of Activision Blizzard (which, remember, continues to be in the eye of the storm due to allegations of sexism and sexual harassment and which was also recently acquired by Microsoft), we recently received a news that will please fans, especially those passionate about eSports. Through a new Community Update (the first of 2022) published on the official Youtube channel of Overwatch Leaguethe start date of the 2022 season of the tournament of the same name has been announced, with many details on the tournaments, teams, groups and in general on the functioning.

What is the start date of Overwatch League 2022?

The information provided in the video in question are many (you can view it in full below, it lasts about 12 minutes): the first information to know is that the start date of the Overwatch League 2022 is scheduled for the next May 5th. There will be four tournaments throughout the season ahead of the playoffs: Kickoff Clash, Midseason Madness, Summer Showdown and Countdown Cup. To be precise, Kickoff Clash e Summer Showdown they will be regional tournaments, while, if all goes as planned, the plan is to organize Midseason Madness as a global tournament with a total of 12 teams (both East and West Division) who will compete in a double elimination group for a period of six days, with a prize pool of at least $ 1 million.

Teams will play a minimum of 24 games this season, compared to 16 last year. THE New York Excelsior they will return to play in the West Dvision, leaving seven teams in the East. The teams of the East Division they will play against each other once each cycle, while teams in the West Division will face each other twice in seeded matches throughout the season. It was reiterated that this season will be played in the format 5v5 with a new map type (Push). Teams will use a build di Overwatch 2 to play, although there are still no signs of a public beta (which, hopefully, will arrive shortly).

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Stefania Romagnoli is a dedicated writer who delves into the world of video game news. With a profound passion for gaming, Stefania keeps readers informed and up-to-date on the latest developments, announcements, and trends within the gaming industry.