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Learn about our Overwatch program plans for the upcoming Spring 2020 semester.

The competition is heating up, and only one school will be crowned the Collegiate Overwatch Champion!

We're excited to keep the momentum rolling after the Fall season and dive straight into our Spring Championship for Overwatch! Throughout the Spring semester, both non-varsity & varsity teams will be competing for a spot in the National Championships bracket, which will culminate in an 8-team finals. School pride and epic prizes are on the line, so read up below and make sure your team is ready to compete!

BREAKING NEWS: We are excited to announce that Spring 2020 tournaments will be opening soon on the new-and-improved GameBattles platform! We are targeting to open registrations on February 1st, so stay tuned to our Twitter page and get your account set up on GameBattles to get ahead of the game.


Overwatch Collegiate: Championship Series 2020

612 teams have competed in our Fall season thus far, and we couldn't be more excited to announce early details for the tournament that will bring this academic year to a triumphant climax. Registration will close on February 18, and every team that participates in our Preseason or Varsity Series will automatically be rolled into a Championship group.


The Varsity Series applications are closed, but our Preseason matches will be ongoing through December 15! That means there's still time to form a team early, and field test your Spring roster.

Spring Tournament Schedule
Registration Period Oct. 22- Feb. 18
Main Season (Varsity) Feb. 22 - Mar. 29
Main Season (Clubs) Feb. 22 - Mar. 29
Contingency Weekends Mar. 30 - Apr. 02
National Championships Apr. 18 - Apr. 19
Grand Finals TBA

Eligibility Policies

Throughout our years of operating tournaments, Tespa has always stayed true to our first core value: "STUDENTS FIRST."We believe that self-betterment and career development should always be a student's primary focus, and we hold all of our students accountable to the same eligibility standards to preserve that balance. This section is a summary of our Official Rules, which will be released soon. In the meanwhile, you can find our 2019 rules here.

Student Eligibility

In order to compete in the Varsity Series, players must:

  • Be a legal resident, or legal temporary resident, of the United States or Canada
  • Be above the age of majority in their respective state or province
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited university or college
  • Be in good standing according to their university's policies

For any non-varsity competition, we only require half-time enrollment or higher.

Student Sportsmanship

We hold our competitors to a high standard when it comes to their behavior, whether they're in an official match or just playing online. As the college esports ecosystem continues to evolve and develop, it's up to us (and you) to set a precedent of kindness, compassion and sportsmanship within our leagues. These requirements are the start of a wider effort to standardize and elevate our sportsmanship and discipline policies across all our tournaments & programs. They are also a summary of our Official Rules, which will be released soon. In the meanwhile, you can find our 2019 rules here.

Player Conduct

In order to compete in the Varsity Series, students must:

  • Be in good standing on any Blizzard accounts registered in their name (that is, not Suspended, Silenced, Suspended or Banned)
  • Not have any major account discipline incidents logged on their Blizzard accounts within the past 6 months
  • Not use foul language or engage in conduct that cound be deemed obscene, foul, abusive, or otherwise offensive.
  • Not promote or incite hatred or discriminatory conduct.
  • Not discriminate on the basis of race, skin color, gender, sexual orientation, or any other reason.

Every member of your team should review, understand and adhere to the full list of conduct requirements outlined in our Official Rules. Should you feel that any of our competitors are in violation of the conduct rules above, or is otherwise violating the Official Rules of the tournament, please report them via our Team Misconduct Report Form. We take your reports very seriously, and investigate every allegation to the fullest extent we can.

Tournament Format

Tournament Format

The 2020 Overwatch Spring Championship is the culmination of a full academic year of top-tier collegiate competition. Teams will clash through six weeks of Main Season play for their chance at a spot in the single-elimination National Championship bracket.

Main Season matches will be assigned using Swiss logic for club teams, and Round Robin logic for varsity teams. Role lock ('2-2-2') will be enabled for all matches, and Assault-type maps will not be allowed to avoid excessive ties.

Championship Prizing

Championship Prizing

Prizing for the Overwatch Championship Series will be announced soon... stay tuned!