The weather is beginning to warm up (a little), the flowers are trying to bloom, and the Overguard is proud to announce the Spring Showdown Classic: A tournament to decide which teams and players are Overwatch’s finest on Xbox and PS4! Premier competition, broadcasting, coverage, and a chance to be crowned Springtime champions (or MVP for a select few) are now available for both PS4 and Xbox Overwatch communities.

For both consoles we are opening up the cages and letting any and all teams sign up through Battlefy for a chance to swing for glory in a single-elimination tournament for each console that consists of Best-of-3 matches until the Best-of-5 Grand Finals. With sign-ups running from April 2nd to April 12th at 12pm EST, the Xbox tournament will begin on April 14th with its Finals being played on the 15th, after which the PS4 tournament will run through April 15th. Games will be streamed and commentated by some of console Overwatch’s premier casters with social media and web coverage of the best plays and performances by the Overguard as well as post-tournament polls for the community to help determine each console’s MVP. Sign-up links and information can be found through Battlefy links below (including some elaboration on the Overguard’s default Arena ruleset). Map pools and the full schedule with registered teams and brackets will be released closer to the event so stay tuned to our website, social media, and Discord channels! 

Registration

Xbox: https://battlefy.com/the-overguard/xbox-spring-showdown-classic/5ab93964b76010037058c51e/info?infoTab=details

PS4: https://battlefy.com/the-overguard/ps4-spring-showdown-classic/5ab93a94ae84a303699d8ff1/info?infoTab=details

Schedule

Xbox: Tournament begins April 14th, 2pm. Finals on April 15th, 2pm.

PS4: Tournament runs all day April 15th following the 2pm Xbox finals.

Ruleset

The ruleset follows the traditional Overguard Arena rules (https://theoverguard.com/rules-arena-overwatch-ps4-xbox-pc/) as laid out on Battlefy. Will be updated accordingly closer to the event.