Release Date:
Prize Money Awarded:
$8,431,709.96 From 583 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 SaebyeolbePark, Jong Yeol$78,182.21
2.Korea, Republic of janusSong, Joong Hwa$75,182.21
3.Korea, Republic of Mek0Kim, Tae Hong$75,182.21
4.Korea, Republic of ManoKim, Dong Gyu$71,470.10
5.Korea, Republic of LiberoKim, Hye Sung$66,931.44
6.France SoOnTerence Tarlier$66,307.74
7.Korea, Republic of pineKim, Do Hyun$65,790.05
8.Korea, Republic of ArKHong, Yeon Joon$64,698.18
9.Korea, Republic of ANAMOJeong, Tae-seong$63,775.55
10.Korea, Republic of JJoNakBang, Sung Hyeon$62,847.22
11.Korea, Republic of RyujehongRyu, Je Hong$59,365.05
12.Sweden chipshajenSebastian Widlund$54,406.99
13.Finland TaimouTimo Kettunen$54,098.45
14.Spain HarryHookJonathan Rua$52,906.99
15.Korea, Republic of MiroGong, Jin Hyuk$52,828.85
16.Korea, Republic of tobiYang, Jin Mo$52,828.85
17.Korea, Republic of HagoPeunJo, Hyeon Woo$52,101.58
18.Korea, Republic of HooregLee, Dong Eun$52,101.58
19.Korea, Republic of GestureHong, Jae Hee$51,873.83
20.Korea, Republic of ProfitPark, Joon Yeong$51,873.83
21.Korea, Republic of CloserJung, Won Sik$51,669.05
22.Sweden coccoChristian Jonsson$51,406.99
23.France aKmDylan Bignet$47,008.11
24.France unKOEBenjamin Chevasson$47,008.11
25.France KnOxXxJean-Louis Boyer$46,463.70

Online/LAN Breakdown

LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$1,006,051.7511.93%


» StarCraft II-$18,280,050.47
» Heroes of the Storm-$5,340,059.71
» Hearthstone-$3,821,948.93
» Team Fortress 2+$7,967,029.50
» Battlefield 4+$8,201,412.11

Top Countries

 Country NamePrize Money
1.Korea, Republic of Korea, Republic of$2,853,915.36
2.China China$1,076,285.16
3.United States United States$763,425.52
4.France France$432,792.94
5.Sweden Sweden$428,627.09
6.Taiwan, Republic of China Taiwan, Republic of China$406,513.48
7.Finland Finland$307,802.01
8.Canada Canada$271,488.12
9.Australia Australia$221,326.86
10.United Kingdom United Kingdom$140,841.23

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