Release Date:
Prize Money Awarded:
$5,029,990.81 From 503 Tournaments
Recorded Date Range:
2015-11-14 to

Overwatch is a squad-based first-person shooter developed by Blizzard Entertainment. Players choose one of several hero characters, each with their own unique abilities and role classes. The game's overall design encourages players to switch between characters during a match. While the game focuses on team-based shooter gameplay, it was designed to have a "front" to the interaction rather than a deathmatch with a circular-flow, giving players a sense of where attackers or defenders are coming from.

Many of the best Overwatch players transitioned over from other competitive scenes such as Quake Live, Team Fortress 2 and Battlefield 4. Several Overwatch tournaments have already occurred before the game's official release, awarding over $30,000 during the beta.

At the 2016 eSports Industry Awards, Overwatch was named "New eSports Game of the Year".

Top Players

 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Game)
1.Korea, Republic of RyujehongRyu, Je Hong$51,046.87
2.Finland TaimouTimo Kettunen$49,098.52
3.Sweden chipshajenSebastian Widlund$47,907.06
4.Spain HarryHookJonathan Rua$47,907.06
5.Sweden coccoChristian Jonsson$46,407.06
6.Korea, Republic of MiroGong, Jin Hyuk$46,010.67
7.Korea, Republic of tobiYang, Jin Mo$44,510.67
8.France KnOxXxJean-Louis Boyer$43,304.42
9.France aKmDylan Bignet$40,508.11
10.France unKOEBenjamin Chevasson$40,508.11
11.France winzMichaël Bignet$40,508.11
12.Germany INTERNETHULKDennis Hawelka$39,870.70
13.France SoOnTerence Tarlier$39,807.74
14.Korea, Republic of EscAKim, In Jae$38,510.67
15.Korea, Republic of zunbaKim, Joon Hyuk$38,128.78
16.Sweden TviQKevyn Lindström$35,396.48
17.Korea, Republic of WhoruLee, Seung Joon$35,024.97
18.Thailand MickiePongphop Rattanasangchod$34,414.90
19.Sweden ZebbosaiSebastian Olsson$33,588.69
20.Taiwan, Republic of China KMoMoSyu, Maojyun$32,925.44
21.Taiwan, Republic of China S1nklerLi, Jiahao$32,925.44
22.Taiwan, Republic of China ZondaLyu, Jhong Da$31,906.47
23.United States TalespinRonnie DuPree$31,692.67
24.Sweden ReinforceJonathan Larsson$28,973.59
25.Taiwan, Republic of China realmentPo-Hsun Huang$28,906.47

Online/LAN Breakdown

LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$774,223.8915.39%


» StarCraft II-$18,808,285.19
» Heroes of the Storm-$5,530,248.38
» Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft-$4,406,627.28
» Team Fortress 2+$4,633,358.58
» Battlefield 4+$4,799,692.96

Top Countries

 Country NamePrize Money
1.Korea, Republic of Korea, Republic of$1,149,600.65
2.China China$827,428.70
3.United States United States$459,570.00
4.Taiwan, Republic of China Taiwan, Republic of China$370,499.41
5.France France$333,584.45
6.Sweden Sweden$327,533.96
7.Finland Finland$202,567.91
8.Australia Australia$145,249.77
9.Canada Canada$132,480.92
10.Spain Spain$108,104.65

Other Notable Players

The following players may not have necessarily competed in this game, but have contributed to the competitive scene in other ways.

United States DyrusMarcus HillAnalyst
Canada HuKChris LorangerCommentator
United States MrXMatt MorelloCommentator
Germany TaKeDennis GehlenTournament Organizer
United States TsquaredTom TaylorCommentator