Overwatch has announced a charity tournament to benefit the LGBTQIA+ community that will take place next month, and the game will be co-hosted by Twitch Rivals.
According to the following Twitter post, the Overwatch Pride Celebration will begin on Twitch Rivals on July 12th with a $250,000 prize pool “to support LGBTQIA+ Community.” Team captains and more information will be released “soon.” There isn’t a lot of information available yet, such as how the prize pool will benefit the LGBTQIA+ community, which charity it would benefit, or even which game the tournament will be held on.
Because the event is still a month away, the game might take place on either the Overwatch 1 or Overwatch 2 beta, which could go online again at any moment between now and the commencement of the event. The new Overwatch game is a five-vs-five shooter, whereas the first was a six-vs-six shooter. The competition should take place in Overwatch 2 rather than the original game, however that relies on whether the beta is available at the time. However, we should learn more about the competition in the coming weeks.
More information about Overwatch 2 will be revealed during a livestream on June 16, where Blizzard is anticipated to release more details about the game.