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Overwatch Collegiate Championship: Preseason

What is that melody?! It's the Overwatch Collegiate: Preseason! Test your skills and prepare by playing against other schools!


Aug 12 - Dec 15, 2019


Sep 19 - Dec 15, 2019




College Students
Match assignments have been sent out! Week 9: Match 1 5:00 PM PT - Ilios, Hybrid, Escort | Match 2 6:30 PM PT - Ilios, Hybrid, Escort | Map pools are available on the Schedule tab.


We challenge your school to rally the best Overwatch players on campus to participate in our twelve-week competition: the 2019-2020 Overwatch Collegiate Championship: Preseason! This preseason tournament will affect the schedules and standings for the rest of the Season that will take place in spring of 2020.

Multiple teams will be allowed to represent a school for the preseason tournament. To help your school find the best players, we encourage you to designate a Team Manager who will help organize your team’s roster, schedule practices, and work with Tespa to ensure your team fully represents the strength of your school. To learn more about Team Managers, click to our Official Rules here.

Schedule & Format

Teams can choose to opt-in to two weekly matches with the default time taking place on Sunday. Teams will play against opponents of similar skill level as determined by a preseason leaderboard. The leaderboard’s results will then contribute to the initial standings of the Overwatch Collegiate Championship’s Regular Season in the Spring. To view a more detailed schedule of the event, visit the schedule tab here.


Once you’ve registered an account on Compete and verified your Student Status, you can either create a new team or join any open team from your school. If your school email was recently added to our system, it may take up to 24 hours for an admin to verify it before you are able to register.

Team Registration does not close, but there will be deadline periods each week during the Preseason. Teams can add new players and edit their lineup except during roster locking periods.

Participation Prizing

All Participants who are registered as a Player, Captain, Substitute, or Team Manager on any team that participates in at least 12 assigned matches will receive a custom Overwatch-themed lanyard with an approximate retail value of $5.00 USD.


Need help? First visit our Rules on Tespa Compete as well as our Frequently Asked Questions section on the Tespa Compete Discord. If you can't find the answer to your question, visit our Tespa Compete Discord and ask for an Overwatch Tournament Admin. Non-urgent, off-hour questions and general inquiries can be submitted via a contact form or email!