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In December, we launched our extended Path to Pro program with the 2018 Overwatch Open Division Season 1 sign-ups—and you overwhelmingly heeded the call. More than 17,000 heroes worldwide signed up to test their skills in an organized competitive setting!

Season 1 ended on Feb. 11, which means it’s time for our first Contenders Trials of the year. Contenders Trials is a promotion/relegation tournament which, in its first iteration, will allow the best-performing teams out of Open Division the chance to elevate themselves into their region’s available Contenders slots. In future Contenders Trials for each region, top Open Division teams will battle the least successful Contenders teams to try and capture their slots.

Here are the Open Division teams who will be competing for a place in their region’s Contenders via Contenders Trials, Feb. 12–March 4:

Kungarna
Last Night's Leftovers
No Clout
One of Us
Renegades
Bunny Blasters
Fractal Esports
WBC Sky

Orgless and Hungry
Young and Beautiful
Piece of Cake
That’s a Disband
Angry Titans
Primordial
CIS HOPE
Birb bois

MVP Space
Meta Athena
META Bellum
BSG
Seven
Crusher
Requiem Six
EXL CLEA

Detonator KR
Xavier Esports
A Bang
GameHome Monsters
V3 DiabloDeathTouch
Naturals Hokkaido
BAZAAR

Contenders Trials in China has already been completed. Here are the final standings:

Team Skadis Gift
Moss Seven Club
JD-Gaming
Super Number One
Lucky Future Zenith
Hero Taciturn Panther (Team Laffy)
Challenge Cell
G+

Tech Titans
Uprising
Centaurus Gaming
Selected
WS Esports
Light Gaming
Caverna e-Sports
Dogma

Serenity
Pantheon Esports
Witchhunt
Mutiny
Sinister Six
Sidelight
Jayne’s French Toast Mafia
NOC Predators

For those of you who missed out on 2018 Open Division Season 1, don’t worry: Season 2 kicks off in April. We’ll let you know when sign-ups are live, so keep practicing!