GitGud Season 8 is here

For many, Overwatch tends to be a toxic grind up the competitive ladder; but here at GitGud, we aim to provide a safe and positive community for everyone to play Overwatch the way the game was meant to be played. Enjoy the competitive edge, and learn effective strategies for taking the point.

For the 8 time, our Overwatch tournament comes back in full form, with 4 division for players of all skills! So group up for 4 weeks of intense Swiss bracket to qualify for our playoffs.

Season Schedule

Event Dates
Signups Open Monday, Sept. 13
Signups Close Monday, Sept. 27th
Tournament Start Friday, Oct. 1st
Playoffs Oct. 29th - Nov. 14th


Sign ups are open ! To take part, please join our Discord and sign up both on the form bellow and the Battlefy tournament pages:

PLAY: The Swiss phase will have 2 games per weeks, by default on Friday and Sunday. Once the playoff start some of the divisions may have 3 games for one weekend.

WATCH: We will select a few of those matches to be streamed every Friday, Saturday and Sunday on our Twitch channel. Stay tuned on our Twitter to get more details.

Questions ? Head over to our Discord, grab the GitGud role corresponding to your region and head to the #ggow-questions-for-staff channel.

First time here? please read the full rules PDF:

Official Rulebook PDF

Manager Guide PDF

GGS8 Play Offs PDF

GitGud Quick Rule Overview

Map Order and Pool

Control / Hybrid / Escort / Assault / Control (not played yet)

  • Control: All
  • Hybrid: Numbani / Kings Row / Eichenwalde
  • Escort: Rialto / Route 66 / Junkertown
  • Assault: Hanamura / Temple of Anubis / Volskaya Industries

Lobby Settings

  • Presets: Competitive
  • Modes, All: Kill Cam Off
  • Modes, All: Skins Disabled
  • Pause on Disconnect: Off
  • Lobby, Spectators: None, Invite Only
  • Heroes, Hero Roster: Disable banned heroes
  • Workshop Code:


  • The match must start within 15 minutes of the scheduled time
  • Managers are responsible to check the opponents team roster
  • Higher seed team creates lobby (left team in the matchup on Battlefy)
  • First to three - first team to win three maps total wins the match
  • First map is preselected
  • Losing team selects next map, winner selects side
  • Tie: The team that lost the previous map will select the next map, the other team will pick side
  • Subbing in a player is only allowed between maps


  • Two 5 minutes pause per match, per team
  • No pause allowed during a team fight - wait until the fight ended
  • Max. waiting time between maps 5 minutes
  • If either team is not ready after those 5 minutes, they must either forfeit the match or play with an incomplete roster.
  • When requesting a referee, pause timers will stop until a suitable solution is reached

Ringers (one time sub)

  • Max. two ringers per match (unless opponent agrees to more)
  • Placed in the current competitive season (for the role that is played)
  • Has to be level 150+
  • Peak SR (for any role) cannot be higher than division limit (current season)
    • Rookie Ringer < 2999 SR
    • Intermediate Ringer < 3499 SR
    • Advanced Ringer < 3899 SR
    • Expert Open SR
  • Should only be used if a team cannot fill 2 tank/dps/support players from their official roster
  • If possible should be announced in the match in manager channel on Discord beforehand
  • The same ringer can only be used for 3 matches before they need to be added to the roster

Roster additions/changes

  • Placed in the current competitive season for any role(s) they want to play
  • Peak SR (any role) cannot be higher than division limit (current and last two seasons)
    • Rookie < 2999 SR
    • Intermediate < 3499 SR
    • Advanced < 3899 SR
    • Expert No Limit
  • Need to be submitted via “Change Form” form (NA and EU link on left)


  • Players are allowed to climb up to one division
    • Rookie can climb to 3499
    • Intermediate can climb to 3899
    • Advanced can climb to 4299
    • Expert has no limit
  • Players that exceed these limits on any given role, are not allowed to play this role anymore. If all roles are above this limit, the player cannot play for their team anymore (due to two division differences)

Format and Schedule

All the teams compete in their division Swiss Bracket over 8 rounds, with 2 games per week, Friday and Sunday!
Playoffs will be in a double elimination tournament with the bottom half of the qualified teams are seeded in the lower bracket. Some playoff games will be on Saturday
Standard time for matches: 20:00 CEST / 8pm ET Swiss phase

  • Start October 1st
  • End October 24th
  • Start: October 29th
  • Final Weekend November 13th-14th