And New Zealand. And sure we could have put that in the headline too, but hey we put the A in ANZ. For those that need a reminder Overwatch Contenders is a semi-professional league that will showcase the best local talent, where they'll go up against each other and possibly make it to the Big Leagues. As in the Overwatch League.
The first of three Overwatch Contenders seasons planned for this year, with a total local prize pool of $150,000 USD per year, kicks off March 12 at 2:00pm AEDT/4:00pm NZDT.
This is all part of the path to pro for Overwatch that begins with the Open Division that is, yeah, open to all. The ANZ region has eight teams confirmed so far: Legacy, Kings GC, Your Name Here, cmonBruh, ViewSonic.DarkSided, Masterminds GC, Kanga Esports, and Alter Ego.
For more info, including schedules and updates head to the Overwatch Contenders site