The Overwatch PIT Championships has been introduced as an event that brings North American and European teams together.
The event will be held from March 20 to April 19. This is being promoted by the One Game Agency, the operators of the PIT Tournament Series.
The event will take place online and entail twelve teams from each region. There were be two separate tournaments for each of these regions.
The first place team in each region will win $6,750. The second place team will get $3,750, followed by $2,700 for third place and $1,800 for fourth.
The two twelve-team tournaments will be organized with the same structure. Ten teams in each will have qualified directly through invites. The final two spots in each will be filled by regional qualifiers hosted by the PIT organization.
Among the North American teams competing include Immortals, Complexity, NRG and Rogue. On the European side, NIP, Bench Boys, Misfits and eUnited will be competing.
The group stage will features matches in a round-robin format in a best-of-three standard. The four top teams in each group will get into the playoffs. There has not been any talk about whether the North American and European champions will meet each other or if there will be any betting lines on the event.
The PIT Championships is expected to be essential for some of these teams. This especially comes amid the potential for some teams to develop better rankings to potentially be invited to a variety of other big Overwatch events in the near future.