Game Day Procedures

All matches will be played with competitive mode enabled - please watch the video below to learn how to setup/run matches.

Added Procedure - When setting up custom game, go into Lobby settings and turn on "Pause game upon player disconnect"

Old video, disregard the match reporting instructions at the end. Report the matches using the links under Match Reporting on the upper right of this website.

Overwatch League Rules and Procedures

All games will be best 3 out of 5 with 4 games (all map styles) being played no matter. Order of maps will be Control, Hybrid (Assault/Escort), Escort, Assault, if needed the 5th game will be a second Control map. Losing team gets to choose the next map, with the winning team getting to choose to be on Offense or Defense first. Example: Team A loses the first Control Map, so for Hybrid they choose Blizzard World. Team B won, so they choose to defend first. Each map after will follow this format. Standings will go by a win/lose percentage with first tie breaker being head to head, second being individual games won. Only results to be recorded are scores, ie: 4-0, 3-2, 1-3, so on. Draws are scored 0-0, team with the most wins after 4 maps wins, if teams are tied additional maps are played until the tie is broken. Preferable custom games will be hosted by Team Coaches/Advisers in spectate.

General Game-Play

  • Remember you are representing your school, so be appropriate within game chat.
    • Especially when your game might be streamed on Twitch.tv or Facebook
  • You must play on your account and cannot play for another student on their account


Pre-Game

Please arrive 30 minutes before scheduled match time.

  • Make sure all students are logged on.
  • Make sure all equipment is functioning.
  • If time permitting, load into a game vs AI to ensure connection is working.
  • Matches NEED TO be started by 3:30-4:15pm on Wednesday as scheduled.
    • JV needs to be started by 3:30-4:15pm on Thursday as scheduled.
    • If a school cannot make it on time, your captain must contact the other team captain at least 24 hours in advance
      • This is out of courtesy for schools that may be released as early as 2pm. That is a 2+ hour wait time for some of them.
    • Home team is in charge of making the match.


Post-Game

After a team has become victorious:

  • Advisers or Student manager needs to complete the proper form for match reporting.


Rescheduling Games

If in the event some unforeseen circumstance arises to which an adviser or team cannot make scheduled time, adviser needs to contact the other adviser to inform them of the need to reschedule. If you cannot play the day of, it will have to be a forfeit.

  • A student not able to be at school does not constitute as a viable reason to reschedule.

In case of inclement weather, there is a make up week at the end of the season that all missed games must be played. Scheduling missed matches will be up to coaches and players on that day in which order to play them, if multiple games must be made up.


Substitute Players

In the event that a normal starter cannot participate that week, the coach must add the student who is competing to the official roster page the day before the scheduled match is to take place. This gives the opposing team time to scout and strategize how they approach the other team.


Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Schools, teams, and members are expected to exhibit good sportsmanship at all times. Unsportsmanlike conduct may result in individual player suspensions, team forfeiture of matches, or school suspension from the conference, subject to review and enforcement by The Association. Examples of unsportsmanlike conduct include, but are not limited to, the following:


In Game Rules

  • Flaming in the chat, remember you’re representing your school, act like it.
    • Any Racist remarks
    • Disrespecting any family member of the opponent
    • Disrespecting someone’s intellectual ability
  • Intentionally feeding or throwing and giving up.
  • Going AFK mid game because a player isn’t performing well
  • Any IGN that is inappropriate must be changed before being allowed to compete on behalf of the WIHSEA