The Overwatch League announced new offseason roster building rules for teams that will take effect following Season 2.
Once the Overwatch League’s second season in the books following the 2019 Grand Finals in Philadelphia, a lot of teams will be looking to make adjustments to their rosters.
On July 30 the league released key offseason dates for the 2019/2020 offseason and made significant changes to the rules regarding two-way players, who play in both Overwatch League and contenders.
Teams will be able to sign new players a day after the Grand Finals, on Spetember 30 and must have at least eight players ready for play for the 2020 season by November 15, 2019.
Players will still be able to be signed and released/traded from teams following November 15, as all 2019 season agreements will end on November 11.
The full list of key dates for the Overwatch League offsesason is as follows:
Players who were born on or before June 15, 2002, are eligible to sign Overwatch League contracts for the 2020 season.
The 2020 season will see a change in how two-way players will operate. Any player on the team can now be considered a two-way player, but the maximum number of them a team can have is four at a time.
Two-way players will lose 60 days of eligibility in Contenders if they compete in more than two Overwatch League matches in a 30 day period.
Season 2 of the Overwatch League isn’t quite over yet, but there are definitely at least a few teams looking forward to the offseason and building their rosters.