Season 5 - Signups open now! $600 PRIZE POOL!

Sat, Aug 26, 2017 by snowblindfrog

SEASON 5 SIGNUPS OPEN NOW!!!

Season 5 of UGC's Overwatch league starts Wednesday September 27th! 

Signups for Season 5 are OPEN now, so head over to our sign up page and click the "Battle Net Login" button to begin setting up your team! We're currently accepting new teams in North America, Europe, Asia, South America & Australia/New Zealand regions. Each Region must have a minimum of 8 teams for us to offer matches for that division.

Season 5 map list*
Week 1: King's Row / Numbani / Ilios
Week 2: Hanamura / Dorado / Lijiang Tower
Week 3: Volskaya / Eichenwalde / Watchpoint: GB
Week 4: Horizon Lunar Colony / Hollywood / Route 66
Week 5: Temple of Anubis / Junkertown / Oasis
Playoffs: Single elimination- 1 match per week
*Nepal will be OT map every week

Updates for Season 5
1.) Maplist changes: Different from previous seasons, each week teams will have 3 maps to pick from to play each week. Home Team picks the first map. Away Team picks the second map. If either map ends in a draw, a single overtime round on Nepal will be played to decide who won the map. Example Week 1: Home team chooses Numbani and wins the map, they receive 1 Match point. Away team chooses King's Row and the map ties with both teams unable to capture the first CP. Teams proceed to Nepal to break the tie on King's Row and Home team wins earning another match point. Home team wins the match 2-0.
2.) New NA Iron division and removal of NA Silver: This season we will be merging the NA Silver division into the NA Gold division and adding a new Iron division below Steel for sub 2700 and below SR players. 
3.) Doomfist: Allowed
4.) Recruiting: LFT posts older than 30 days have been pruned from the Recruiting Page.
5.) Playoffs: Now only 1 match per week (like regular season)
6.) Prizes: NA Gold Prize Pool:
NA Gold Prize Pot: (BattleNet balance)
- 1st place: 6 mains + 2 backups x $40 = $320
- 2nd place: 6 mains + 2 backups x $20 = $160
- 3rd place: 6 mains x $20 = $120
7.) Rules: Please read the full ruleset for Season 5!

Quick Setup Guides for new teams & players: How to create/setup a new UGC OW team & How to join a UGC OW team

Casting call: We are looking to recruit some new casters and camera people for Season 5 to help us cover a wider assortment of matches. If you or anyone you know are interested please get in contact with us!

How to contact us:
Discord
Battle Net snowblind-1570, BOOMstick-11199, Iyarkonan-1785, Zabi-11564 & DiegoRed-1558
Twitter
 
For players unfamiliar with our league, UGC is a completely free grass roots league run by the community for the community. We currently run the largest amateur Team Fortress 2 seasonal league in the world with over 8,000 rostered players in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. We have been around since 2002 and have supported a number of Steam games throughout the years. This is our fifth season supporting Overwatch!

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