Overwatch FAQ

Overwatch - OeSL Rules info and FAQ

Time to put your skills to the test and begin your journey to compete in an eSports league exclusive to those who live in Ontario. The nature of this league is to be friendly, supportive, and then competitive. We know competitive nature will takeover as we all want to win, but there is a ZERO tolerance policy on negativity or disrespect shown to any other members of the league. You are now formally part of Canada's growing local eSports community, let’s be ambassadors for where the future of gaming going! See below for further details and instructions:

Online matches played weekly against other teams in Ontario.

League is open to everyone of all genders, ages, and skill-types.

ONLINE - PC ONLY

LENGTH: 9 Week Season, 7 regular season games + 2 Playoffs

SCHEDULE: Matches will start between 7pm - 10pm. Schedule will be released prior to league beginning.

GAME MODE: 6v6 Mixed Maps

ROUND BREAKDOWN: 3 Rounds per week versus opponent.

  1. Assault Escort  
  2. Escort  
  3. Control Point

All rounds must be played, 1 point per round. 21 regular season rounds plus 6 guaranteed playoffs.


HOME Team gets to choose first map. LOSER of the round picks the map for the next round.


Total # of teams per division: 12

(Teams can be divided into different divisions depending on the number of registrations)


Standings + Playoffs: Each round counts towards your score and standings. ALL teams will play in the playoffs. Top 4 teams will play in Championship Bracket and bottom 8 teams will play in Consolation Bracket.


Registration: Solo/Duo/Full Squad

[10 players allowed to be registered to a roster. Cannot be on more than one roster per league]


Looking for other players / teammates? No problem!

  • We recommend joining the OeSL discord first to meet new people!
  • If you want to sign-up SOLO and make new friends we can pair you with a team.
  • If you have a group of friends that want to play together we can pair you on a team and add extra players if needed.

RULES + LOGISTICS


Our Goal is to have all matches played therefore:

Forfeits and Rescheduling: If your team cannot have 6 players by the start of the game, a 15 minute mercy will be given to find the required players to have a full-team. Please notify OeSL admin if your team is in trouble to meet this requirement, the earlier the better.

Note: Players trying to reschedule a match the DAY OF the game may have to suffer a loss if the opposing team does not agree to it.

 

SUBSTITUTIONS

Substitutes: Subs are allowed to be made before the start of any round, even mid-matchup. If you will be requiring a sub for an upcoming game, any player within the league may be used as a sub. If going outside of the league, please notify OeSL Admin. Players subbing should be within the same skill level as the player they are replacing.


Please send the sub info:

  1. NAME
  2. EMAIL
  3. IGN
  4. DISCORD ID

We understand that it is tough for players / teams to be fully present at each and every game.  All players that do not register as a full team may be placed on teams that have more then 6 players on the team. This is to account for Player NO SHOWS and to make all matches start on time.

GRACE PERIOD

If a team does not show up to a match at its scheduled time there is a 15 minute GRACE PERIOD. After 15 minutes the teams can either decide to reschedule the match OR the team that has missing members forfeits and takes a LOSS. Please submit a screenshot of the lobby of the match verifying that all team members are either present or absent.  

BEFORE MATCH
Left side of schedule is the home team, with the Team Captain in-charge of setting up the match. Please aim to have your game setup 15 minutes prior to start-time. Players are encouraged to communicate in the allotted “Team Chats” on the OeSL Discord. If you haven’t joined yet, please do: https://discord.gg/rBKFDR8.

DURING MATCH
We encourage each team to have a designated streamer or someone recording the match. With regards to streaming, we will be showcasing all streams of games pertaining to your league, so please share with us in advance if you possess the capabilities and are looking to do this.

AFTER MATCH
The Team Captain of each team is expected to take a screenshot of the end-game scoreboard reflecting all team’s stats and the score. This is to be posted in the Discord “ow-results” channel immediately after the week’s matchups are completed. Standings will be updated the following day by OeSL.

SUBMITTING SCORES
Please post the final scores and screenshots of EACH ROUND in the DISCORD. There is a channel called: #ow-results

You must use the format below when submitting results: 

Team X vs Team Y
Assault Escort: Score – Winning Team Name
Escort: Score – Winning Team Name
Control Point: Score – Winning Team Name

Example:
Alfa vs. Bravo
Assault Escort: 4-3 – Alfa
Escort: 4-2 – Bravo
Control Point: 2-1 – Alfa

 

We take pride in making sure everything runs smoothly. If you have any suggestions please don't hesitate to reach out! We look forward to making sure this league is as much fun and as enjoyable as possible!

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