Overwatch Contenders Playoffs Begin Today

Overwatch Contenders playoffs begin today for North American teams with Boston Uprising and SF Shock's Academy teams leading the charge.

on April 15, 2018 5:38 PM

As Overwatch League concludes its second week of Stage 3, the Overwatch Contenders Playoffs begin. The Path to Pro season has ended, eight teams — which include Overwatch League Academy teams — from both North American and European regions have earned a spot in the post-season.

The games occurring today will spotlight the Contenders North America teams. Here is the full list of matchups:

  • Toronto Esports (Boston Uprising) vs. NRG Esports (San Francisco Shock)
  • EnVision vs. XL2 Academy (New York Excelsior)
  • Fusion University (Philadelphia Fusion) vs. Mayhem Academy (Florida Mayhem)
  • Gladiators Legion (Los Angeles Gladiators) vs. OpTic Academy (Houston Outlaws)

The Contenders Europe leg will begin its playoffs season next Sunday, Aprill 22 at 4 p.m. CEST. It will then continue on Monday, April 23 at 6 p.m. CEST for the last two matches. Here is the full list:

  • British Hurricane (London Spitfire) vs. Young and Beautiful
  • CIS Hop vs. Orgless and Hungry
  • Eagle Gaming vs. Team Gigantti
  • Angry Titans vs. Copenhagen Flames

The first match begins today at 6 p.m. PDT and can be watched on the Overwatch Contenders official Twitch channel.

If you want to test out your own skills in Blizzard’s hero shooter, Overwatch is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.


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