Carbon Entertainment is pleased to announce the Overwatch® Carbon Series, a competitive, five-week tournament featuring Blizzard Entertainment’s team-based shooter, Overwatch. Since the game’s debut, players and spectators alike have enjoyed a new pinnacle of team-based shooter competition, and Carbon Entertainment is excited to team up with Blizzard Entertainment to provide spectators with a thrilling Overwatch event.
The Overwatch Carbon Series will feature six of the fiercest North American competitive Overwatch teams in a series of online matches, broadcast on Carbon Entertainment’s Twitch channel, directly from Carbon’s newly remodeled studio in Denver, CO. Teams will participate in 10 competitive matches spanning five weeks of primetime competitive play, culminating in a Top 4 Overwatch Carbon Series Playoff on March 25 and 26.
The six teams participating in the Overwatch Carbon Series are:
- Immortals (IMT)
- Luminosity Gaming (LG)
- Team Liquid (TL)
- Renegades (RNG)
- compLexity Gaming (CoL)
- Hammers eSports (HMRS)
The Schedule/Series Format
The Overwatch Carbon Series will kick off on Monday, February 20. Two matches will take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday during primetime each week. Teams will play a total of 10 matches over five weeks; the four teams with the highest win percentage will move on to the Overwatch Carbon Series Playoff. A full schedule, including team matchups for the Carbon Series and map draft pools, will be shared in the coming weeks. As a quick summary:
Week 1: February 20–22
Week 2: February 27–March 1
Week 3: March 6– 8
Week 4: March 13–15
Week 5: March 20–22
Overwatch Carbon Series Playoffs: March 25–26
On-Air Casting Team
The Overwatch Carbon Series will be casted by Carbon Entertainment’s very own Alex “Gillfrost” Gill (@Gillfrost), alongside community caster favorites Andrew “ZP” Rush (@TempoZP) and Robert “Hexagrams” Kirkbride (@Hexagrams).
Where to Catch the Action
Spectators will be able to view each game of the Overwatch Carbon Series LIVE at www.twitch.tv/carbonentertainment.
For the latest Overwatch Carbon Series news, fans should visit:
Event Home Page: www.carbon.gg/OCS
Carbon Entertainment Twitter: www.twitter.com/GameCarbon
Carbon Entertainment Facebook: www.facebook.com/GameCarbon
Carbon Entertainment YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/carbonentertainment
Overwatch is a highly stylized team-based shooter set on a near-future earth. Every match is an intense multiplayer showdown pitting a diverse cast of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities against each other across objective-based maps set across the world.
Overwatch features 23 unique heroes, each bringing their own incredible powers and game-changing ultimate abilities into battle. Players can switch heroes mid-match to adapt to the ever-changing situation on the field—but victory can only be achieved when heroes combine their powers and assemble into an incredible team.
About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft®, Hearthstone®, Overwatch, the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, and the multi-franchise Heroes of the Storm®, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes twenty-one #1-selling games* and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.
*Sales and/or downloads, based on internal company records and reports from key distribution partners.
About Carbon Entertainment
Carbon Entertainment provides gamers of the world professional and high quality experiences that pull people together. To give gamers of all kinds the opportunity to engage in something larger than themselves, to generate unforgettable social experiences, and to advance the boundaries of gaming and eSports.