Back for another year, The Overwatch League just made a few key announcements. The 2022 season will see the addition of a “Midseason Madness Global Tournament” with 12 teams—four from the East and eight from the West—battling over six days in a double-elimination bracket.
East: Chengdu Hunters, Guangzhou Charge, Hangzhou Spark, Los Angeles Valiant, Philadelphia Fusion, Seoul Dynasty, Shanghai Dragons
West: Atlanta Reign, Boston Uprising, Dallas Fuel, Florida Mayhem, Houston Outlaws, London Spitfire, Los Angeles Gladiators, New York Excelsior, Paris Eternal, San Francisco Shock, Toronto Defiant, Vancouver Titans, Washington Justice
Each team will play a minimum of 24 regular season matches. In the East, each team will play a round-robin during each tournament, while the West will face off twice against every other opponent during the season.
The midseason and postseason tournaments will feature a prize pool of at least US$1 million.
Teams will get 1 League Point for every qualifier match. Tournament champions will receive 3 League Points.
It is hoped that the second and fourth tournaments will run as global live events. This will be a wait-and-see decision (obviously).
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