Esports Scotland has been granted a Custom Tournament License from Blizzard Entertainment to deliver the Overwatch Esports Scotland Cup.
The tournament is for Xbox One and features four single-bracket tournaments, with the winners making it through to the finals, taking place on Sunday October 7th
Qualifiers run on Saturday August 4th, Sunday 5th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th from 4pm to 11pm.
A venue and prize pool has not yet been announced, though organisers tell Esports News UK the venue will be confirmed soon and there will be prizes. But it’s a grassroots tournament, so bear in mind they may not be huge.
“We’d like to thank all the Esports Scotland team for the hard work they put in, and even more hard work they’ll be putting in over the coming months on this project.”
Brian Houston, Esports Scotland
Though it’s for Xbox, organisers will also be supporting other platforms. There will be Overwatch community tournaments as well as showcase streams on PC and PS4, which members of the community will be able to join in with.
Brian Houston, operations manager at Esports Scotland, told Esports News UK: “Huge shoutout to Blizzard Entertainment EU headquarters. We are eternally grateful for all
the advice and assistance you’ve given us these past couple of months.
“We would also like to thank all the Esports Scotland team for the hard work they put in, and even more hard work they’ll be putting in over the coming months on this project. We have a brilliant, talented team of volunteers who work around their schedules to make Esports Scotland the organisation it is today. You folks are the best.”
Esports Scotland is in the process of updating its website to allow teams to sign up. These sign-ups are expected to open within the next month.
The team also say that their Scottish Esports League is progressing well and season 2 is being planned at the moment.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
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