Read on for the Overwatch 2 Starwatch Open community tournament schedule, prize breakdown, what to expect, and more.

It's time for another Overwatch 2 community tournament! This time, it's the Starwatch Open. Here's everything to know about it, including how to sign up, the schedule, the prize breakdown, and more.

Overwatch 2 Starwatch event screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Overwatch 2 Starwatch event screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Overwatch 2 Starwatch Open

The Overwatch 2 Starwatch Open event will take place between May 10 and May 11. It will feature a single-elimination format, lots of PvP action, 128 teams, and a $20,000 prize pool. Registration is now open, and each team can include a maximum of one Overwatch Contenders player from the current season.

As for players who are currently signed as Overwatch League and Overwatch World Cup competitors, they cannot take part in this event. Additionally, participants must own and play the game on PC.

How to register for the Starwatch Open (Image via GameBattles)
How to register for the Starwatch Open (Image via GameBattles)

Interested players can sign up for this Overwatch 2 community cup by heading over to GameBattles. Just make sure to register your team by May 7 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

It should also be noted that all competitors must enter the Overwatch Starwatch Open's dedicated Discord server.

Overwatch 2 screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Overwatch 2 screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Starwatch Open schedule and format

The Overwatch 2 Starwatch Open community tournament will kick off on May 10 at 4 p.m. PDT. It will then continue on May 11 starting at 5 p.m. PDT. The top eight teams will be featured in a live broadcast on the game's official Twitch channel.

Here is the full Starwatch Open schedule:

Date
Round
Format
Time in PDT
Time in EDT
May 10Round of 128First to 24 p.m. PDT7 p.m. EDT
May 10Round of 64First to 25 p.m. PDT8 p.m. EDT
May 10Round of 32First to 26 p.m. PDT9 p.m. EDT
May 10Round of 16First to 27 p.m. PDT10 p.m. EDT
May 11QuarterfinalsFirst to 25 p.m. PDT8 p.m. EDT
May 11Semifinal AFirst to 26 p.m. PDT9 p.m. EDT
May 11Semifinal BFirst to 27 p.m. PDT10 p.m. EDT
May 11Grand FinalFirst to 38 p.m. PDT11 p.m. EDT

"We’ll be broadcasting the semifinals and finals on our PlayOverwatch Twitch Channel, along with a fun exhibition game featuring the new Starwatch PVP game mode," Blizzard also noted.

Overwatch 2 screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Overwatch 2 screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Starwatch Open community tournament prize pool

Below is the prize pool breakdown for the Overwatch 2 esports event. The teams who make it to the top three will also get a gold, silver, or bronze GameBattles profile badge.

Place
Team Prizing
1st$10,000
2nd$5,000
3rd$2,500
4th$2,500

That's all for now. Stay tuned on esports.gg for more Overwatch 2 news and updates!

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