Overwatch 2
Provisional Rules The rules have not been updated for 2024. The rules are provisional and may be used as reference, but are subject to change at any time while this banner is shown.

Overwatch 2 #

General Provisions #

These rules inherit all rules from the main rulebook.

These rules apply to all participants of the Overwatch 2 tournament (hereinafter “OW” or “Game”).

The rules may be available in several languages. If the individual versions differ, the English version is considered the source of the truth.

Tournament Information #

Tournament Platform #

The official tournament platform for this tournament is Battlefy. Please make sure that each member of your team has an account.

The official tournament page will be shared via the main communication channel established in the main rulebook.

Tournament Format #

The tournament is played in the following stages:

Stage 1Swiss RoundsBo36 rounds. The top 8 teams qualify for the next stage. This stage will not be seeded
Stage 2Double EliminationBo5for all matches. The bracket will be seeded according to the result of the first stage

Schedule #

The first appointment for the team representative will be the briefing on Friday at 21:30. The tournament itself will start one hour later at 22:30. All players must be at the location at the start of the tournament.

Game Settings #

Match Settings #

The 1. named team (upper one in the Bracket) is responsible for creating the match lobby.

  • Server: Europe
  • Preset: Competitive
  • Kill Cam: off
  • Skins: on

Map Pool #

All maps that are available in competitive mode may be picked.

Map Order #

The maps will be played in the following order during the whole tournament.


Map Choice #

The first map of each series will be predetermined. Following the first map, the losing team chooses which map will be played. In case of a tie, the team who lost the prior map decides a tie-breaker map. The team which did not pick the map can choose starting sides for said map.

In the bracket stage the higher seeded team from the swiss rounds can choose the starting map.

Starting Map #

Here are the starting maps for the different rounds:

Swiss RoundStarting map
2Lijiang Tower
6Antarctic Peninsula