The inaugural season of Blizzard's Overwatch League kicks off later today with a series of preseason matches.
A total of 12 preseason matches will be held between now and Saturday, December 9, with the first match starting at 4 p.m. Pacific this afternoon. These are unrecorded exhibition matches with no prize money on the line.
Like the regular season, preseason matches will be held at the newly opened Blizzard Arena in Burbank, California at Burbank Studios. Matches will also be streamed via the Overwatch League website.
Modeled after traditional sports, the Overwatch League consists of 12 city-based teams with six to 12 players each. However, only 11 teams will compete in the preseason. Philadelphia representative Philadelphia Fusion dropped out of the preseason earlier this week "due to player logistics issues."