Youth Winner's Circle Fall '23 Overview

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This article explains the key dates, times, game information, and more for the Fall 2023 Youth Winner's Circle competitions. Users must be between the ages of 13 and 18 to enter. Please ensure that all team members are aware of the YWC TOURNAMENT RULES before registration. 

 

Key Dates

Preseason 9/18 - 9/29
Regular Season  10/2 - 11/17
Playoffs  11/27 - 12/15

 

Game Information

  • YWC tournaments use an internal skill-based matchmaking queue system. Review our guide here.
  • Youth Winner's Circle is 100% FREE to compete! 

Game Title

Team Size

Platform(s)

Match Length

League of Legends

5v5

PC

Bo1 Season

Bo3 Playoffs/Finals

Overwatch 2 

5v5

Cross-Platform

Bo5 Season/Playoffs

Bo7 Finals

 

Format

Stage

Description

Length

Preseason

Warm-up rounds; queue as many times as are available for your game

2 weeks

Regular Season

One match per week using the queue system

6 weeks

Playoffs

Single elimination bracket; lose once and out

2.5 weeks

 

Match Times

All times are presented in Eastern Time Zone. 

Game Day Times
League of Legends Monday  5:00 pm | 7:00 pm | 9:00 pm 
Overwatch 2 Thursday  4:00 pm | 5:00 pm | 8:00 pm 

 

Makeup Windows

Makeup windows are changing! "Week 7" (11/13 - 11/17) will be "Makeup Week". Match days and queue times will remain consistent with all days & times utilized during the regular season. Competitors will be able to utilize multiple queue windows if needed during makeup week. 

 

Tournament Links

Overwatch 2
League of Legends