Overwatch is a pretty darn competitive game, fueled further by the game’s esports events. Now, that sense of competition is bleeding further into the real world in the form of an Overwatch Cosplay Battle, a contest that pits teams against one another to see who can be the best dressed.
Six teams from the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, and France will all duke it out to see what costume is the best in Europe. The prize up for grabs is a new 3D printer and 3D printing materials valued at €2,500, along with the chance at some framed and signed Overwatch artwork for the Community Favorite creation.
The competition plays out in several stages, with the first being a community vote to determine what outfit each team will make. Voting is running now until November 26.
Once each team has their selected project, it’s a three month wait for each team to craft their outfit and then a Community Favorite vote between March 18-24. The ultimate winning cosplay team will be decided by a jury of Blizzard artists and cosplayers and announced on March 26.
More information about how to vote for each team’s project and the event itself can be found here.
Considering the creativity and artistry of a lot of the Overwatch fanbase, we expect this cosplay competition to absolutely floor us. That said, it’s going to be hard for any team to top the dog cosplayer.
Source: press release