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What is Overwatch?

Overwatch is a popular team-based multiplayer game that has taken the gaming world by storm. Matches pit two teams, each consisting of 5 players, against each other on a handful of small to medium-scale maps, each with differing objectives. With its fast-paced action and diverse cast of characters, it's no wonder that Overwatch has become a fan favourite in the esports world.

What is Overwatch League?

Overwatch League is a professional esports league for the game Overwatch, featuring teams from around the world. The league was created by Blizzard Entertainment, the developer of Overwatch, and launched in 2018. The league is structured like traditional sports leagues, with regular-season matches leading up to playoffs and a championship. The league has a prize pool of over $5 million and attracts millions of viewers worldwide.

How does the Overwatch League work?

The Overwatch League is divided into two divisions: the Atlantic Division and the Pacific Division. Each division has eight teams, for a total of 16 teams in the league. The regular season consists of 28 matches per team, with each match consisting of four maps. The top six teams from each division advance to the playoffs, which culminate in the Grand Finals. The Grand Finals is a best-of-seven series, with the winner being crowned the Overwatch League champion. Throughout the season, teams earn points based on their performance, with the top teams qualifying for additional tournaments and events.

How many Overwatch heroes are there?

At the time of writing, there were 36 playable heroes in Overwatch. However, it is important to note that Blizzard Entertainment may introduce new characters, so it is recommended to check the official Overwatch websiteor patch notes for the most current information on the hero roster.

System Requirements for Overwatch

Here are the Overwatch System Requirements (Minimum)
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom X3 8650
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • OS: Windows Vista/7/ 8/10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
  • VIDEO CARD: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460, ATI Radeon HD 4850, or Intel HD Graphics 4400
Overwatch Recommended Requirements
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 or AMD Phenom II X3, 2.8 GHz
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • OS: Windows Vista/7/ 8/10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
  • VIDEO CARD: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or ATI Radeon HD 7950

Where can I buy Overwatch?

To purchase Overwatch, visit Blizzard Entertainment's online platform,, and create a free account if you don't already have one. Afterwards, download and install client on your computer, and log in using your account. Click on the "Shop" tab at the top of the client, and select "Overwatch" from the "Games" section. Choose the edition you wish to purchase, either Standard or Legendary, and complete the transaction using your preferred payment method.

Once the purchase is finalized, Overwatch will be added to account, allowing you to download and install the game through the client. Additionally, Overwatch is available on console platforms such as PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch. For these platforms, you can buy the game through their respective digital stores or acquire a physical copy from a retailer.

Welcome to our Overwatch Esports page, your go-to resource for all things related to the exhilarating and action-packed world of Overwatch esports. Stay up-to-date with the latest news, match updates, and in-depth analysis of professional Overwatch games, while delving into the diverse hero roster, dynamic gameplay, and unique strategies that set this first-person shooter apart.

Explore the various roles, team compositions, and tactics employed by the best players as they compete in thrilling matches across a variety of vibrant maps and game modes. Our platform offers a wealth of resources, insights, and community connections, designed to engage both seasoned players and newcomers alike, helping them fully immerse themselves in the fast-paced, teamwork-oriented gameplay and thriving competitive scene that define Overwatch esports.