Overwatch Path to Pro will change APEX to Contenders Korea. This new format posted by Blizzard will work as what looks like a set up for Overwatch League. Here is the breakdown in the press release:
Beginning in March, Overwatch Contenders will expand beyond North America and Europe, taking place in a total of seven regions with three seasons a year.
- Embracing Existing Regional Leagues – Overwatch APEX, Overwatch Premier Series, and the Overwatch Pacific Championship will become Contenders Korea, Contenders China, and Contenders Pacific, respectively.
- Brand-New Regions – Australia and South America will be added.
OVERWATCH OPEN DIVISION
Overwatch Open Division returns in January in the same seven regions as Contenders.
OVERWATCH CONTENDERS TRIALS
- Starting in February, the top four Open Division teams from each region will be invited to compete in that region’s Contenders Trials, an eight-team promotion-relegation tournament for Overwatch Contenders.
To learn more about Path to Pro, please find the announcement blog and video at:
More program details to follow in December.
We will post up an analysis of this information later tonight.