Season 3 of our European Overwatch tournament featuring a cash prize in the season finals.

Season 3 of Overwatch Arena features 5 weeks of tournaments each Sunday where teams compete for points in an attempt to qualify for the season finals. The 8 teams with the most Qualification Points after 5 weeks will compete for the cash prize.

  • Date: Sunday 19th January 2020
  • Event Start: 15:00 (UTC)
  • Entry Fee: Invite Only
  • Prize: TBA
  • Format: BO3 Single Elimination

Make sure you check the rules of this tournament before signing up, and if you've any questions please contact us via the Support tab


  • Player - Participant of an event by The Plays.
  • Team - A group of participants of an event by The Plays.
  • Cheating - Use of a 3rd party application to obtain a competitive advantage against other Players.
  • Bug Abuse - Intentionally using unintended features accidentally built into the game.
  • Admin - Individal or individuals responsible for running an event by The Plays.
  • Event - At least one match.

1. Player and Team Conduct

  • 1.1 All Players are expected to show the utmost respect to other Players and Teams.
  • 1.2 All Players are expected to show the utmost respect to all tournament Admins.
  • 1.3 Player nicknames which can be construed as being rude, vulgar or offensive are strictly prohibited.
  • 1.4 Team names which can be construed as being rude, vulgar or offensive are strictly prohibited.
  • 1.5 Player in-game avatars which can be construed as being rude, vulgar or offensive are strictly prohibited.
  • 1.6 Team logos which can be construed as being rude, vulgar or offensive are strictly prohibited.
  • 1.7 All Players are prohibited from Cheating or performing any Bug Abuse.
  • 1.8 All Players are expected to be in the game lobby and ready to play by the official start time as outlined by the Event schedule.

2. Communication

  • 2.1 At least one player available throughout the tournament on our Discord server (https://theplays.gg/discord)
  • 2.2 All Players must use their main account name (i.e. the name as it appears on their Mogul profile) in-game.

  • 3. Tournament Format
  • 3.1 Team Size: 6 versus 6.
  • 3.2 Region: Check the tournament information for region details
  • 3.3 Playoff Bracket: Single Elimination 
  • 3.4 Series Length: All matches, except are Best-of-3 (BO3)

4. Eligibility

  • 4.1 Players on our banlist are prohibited from participating in this event.
  • 4.2 Staff members of Mogul , Activision Blizzard or The Plays are not eligible for any prizing in this event.

5. Player and Team Warnings

  • 5.1 Players and teams found to be in violation in any of these rules are subject to the relevant punishment, at a Senior Admin’s discretion.
  • 5.2 Punishment types: Verbal Warning, Match Forfeit, and Event ban
  • 5.3 Players may appeal the above by sending sufficient evidence to backup their claims to appeals@theplays.gg at least 72 hours prior to participating in an event by The Plays.

6. Map and Side Selection

  • 6.1 Maps are pre-picked by the admin team
  • 6.2. Map Pool:
  • Busan (Control)
  • Lijiang Tower (Control)
  • Oasis (Control)
  • Eichenwalde (Hybrid)
  • King's Row (Hybrid)
  • Rialto (Escort)
  • Watchpoint: Gibraltar (Escort)
  • Horizon Lunar Colony (2CP)
  • Paris (2 CP)

7. Match Settings

  • 7.1 Game Mode: Wartide 5v5.
  • 7.2 Custom Game Settings:
  • Presets: Competitive
  • Modes, All: Kill Cam Disabled
  • Modes, All: Skins Disabled
  • Modes, All: Game Mode Start - Manual
  • Lobby: Max Spectators 6
  • Heroes, Hero Roster: Disable any heroes not currently available in Competitive Play
  • “Invite Only” must be selected within the Custom Game Lobby.

8. Post-match

  • 8.1 The team captain or appointed team representative must report their match scores accompanied by a screenshot uploaded on the Mogul match page. The score report must clearly state which team won and the number of rounds each team received.
  • 8.2 Be ready to play your following match within 10 minutes of your previous match ending unless otherwise instructed by an Admin.
  • 8.3 If you wish to request an opponent’s replay, you must notify an Admin with your reason for request no more than 5 minutes after your match has ended.

9. Broadcasting

  • 9.1 All Events by The Plays are subject to being broadcasted live or recorded.
  • 9.2 Players are allowed to broadcast their own Point of View providing there is a stream delay of at least 120 seconds.
  • 9.2.1 Help the event grow by referencing it and including The Plays n your stream's title (e.g. Overwatch Arena by @ThePlaysGG).
  • 9.3 3rd party broadcasters are prohibited from broadcasting any Event by The Plays unless given prior permission.
  • 9.3.1 To obtain permission, please contact a Senior Admin on prior to the tournament check-in.

10. Technical Issues and Pauses

  • 10.1 Players must immediately call out any technical issues they or their teammates are experiencing.
  • 10.2 If a non-Player technical issue occurs (e.g. server issue) the round will be replayed. An exception to this is where the outcome of a round is already decided prior to it ended (e.g. there is not enough time to plant or defuse).
  • 10.3 Each team has 2 pauses per map.
  • 10.4 A single pause can only last up to 2 minutes.

The extension as well as the enforcement of these rules and the punishment in case a rule is broken are at the discretion of an Admin.

Points are awarded on a weekly basis based on a team's finishing position. Below you can find the breakdown:

  • 1st. 50 Points
  • 2nd. 40 Points
  • 3rd / 4th. 20 Points
  • 3rd / 4th. 20 Points
  • 5th - 8th. 5 Points
  • 5th - 8th. 5 Points
  • 5th - 8th. 5 Points
  • 5th - 8th. 5 Points

If you need any assistance with this tournament, please contact us via Discord.