GitGud returns for a mini-season - Season 4.5!

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. Make new friends, enjoy the competitive edge, and learn effective strategies for taking the point.

Big things are planned for Season 5 which are not yet ready. To shorten the wait for you, we decided to run a short mini-season!

Season Schedule

Date Event
Monday, January 27th Premade Signups Open
Sunday, February 2nd Premade Signups Close
Friday, February 14th Group Stages Start (1 match per week)
Friday, March 6th Group Stages End (4 weeks in total)
Friday, March 13th Playoffs Start (depending on division)
Sunday, March 22nd Playoffs End (depending on division)

Participate!

Due to Season 4.5 being a mini-season, there will be only one match per week and only four weeks of Group Stages. We will keep the Swiss format, and in order to get a clear ranking for the Playoffs, we also limit the number of teams to 30 teams per division. So make sure to sign up with your team in order to secure a spot. Signing up does not guarantee you a spot.

2/2/2 Role Lock!

Season 4 gave us a good feeling on how to best utilize the 2/2/2 role rock and Season 4.5 will bring some changes: In order to properly place a team into a division, players now have to place on every role they want to play during the tournament (current competitive season). Unlocking additional roles during the tournament will not be allowed.

We don’t want to force players to place on roles they are not comfortable with in order to place their teams in the right division, but we also want to prevent issues with later ranking the outstanding roles way higher.

This should also help reduce confusion and make it easier to keep track of ranking up during the tournament.

WATCH: We will select two matches per week to be streamed every Friday at our Twitch channel. Stay tuned on our Twitter to get more details.

First time here? please read the full rules PDF:

Full rules PDF

GitGud Quick Rule Overview

Map Order and Pool

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

  • Control: Illios / Busan / Oasis
  • Escort: Rialto / Havana / Dorado
  • Assault: Hanamura / Temple of Anubis / Volskaya Industries
  • Hybrid: King’s Row / Numbani / Eichenwalde

The third map choice for each type was selected through a community vote during signups.

Lobby Settings

  • Presets: Competitive
  • Modes, All: Kill Cam Off
  • Modes, All: Skins Disabled
  • Pause on Disconnect: Off
  • Lobby, Spectators: None, Invite Only (Workshop Code: Link)

Matches

  • The match must start within 15 minutes of the scheduled time
  • Higher seed team creates lobby (top team in the matchup on Challonge)
  • Higher seed team selects first control map
  • Lower seed team selects side (if applicable)
  • Losing team selects next map, winner selects side
  • Tie: The team with less points will select the next map, the other team will pick side (if score is equal: the team who did not pick the previous map will pick the next map, other team will pick side)
  • Subbing in a player is only allowed between maps

Pauses

  • 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
  • Placed in the current competitive season
  • Peak SR cannot be higher than division limit (current season)
    • Beginner Ringer < 2499 SR
    • Rookie Ringer < 2999 SR
    • Intermediate Ringer < 3499 SR
    • Advanced Ringer < 3999 SR
    • Expert Ringer < 4350 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

Roster additions (7th/8th/9th player)

  • Considered substitutes for the team, only playing if the original core 6 cannot make a match day, or are a specialist player for the team
  • Placed in the current competitive season
  • Peak SR cannot be higher than division limit (current season)
    • Beginner Ringer < 2499 SR
    • Rookie Ringer < 2999 SR
    • Intermediate Ringer < 3499 SR
    • Advanced Ringer < 3999 SR
    • Expert Ringer < 4350 SR
  • Need to be submitted via “change request” form (NA and EU link on left)

Replacing a Player

  • Placed in the current competitive season for any role(s) they want to play
  • New player can only be 250 SR (peak) higher than the player they replace (current season)
  • Peak SR (any role) cannot be higher than division limit (current and last two seasons)
    • Beginner < 2499 SR
    • Rookie < 2999 SR
    • Intermediate < 3499 SR
    • Advanced < 3999 SR
    • Expert < 4350 SR
  • Need to be submitted via “Change Form” (NA and EU link on the left during the season)

Climbing

  • Players are allowed to climb up to one division
    • Beginner can climb to 2999
    • Rookie can climb to 3499
    • Intermediate can climb to 3999
    • Advanced can climb to 4350
    • Expert has no limit
  • Players that exceed these limits are not allowed to play for their team anymore (due to two division difference)

Format and Schedule

  • Swiss format (depending on division size)
  • One matche per week
  • Group Stage: 4/4 rounds
  • Round 1: Friday, February 14th
  • Round 2: Friday, February 21st
  • Round 3: Friday, February 28th
  • Round 4: Friday, March 6th
  • NA: Friday 8PM EST (for east coast brackets) / 8PM PST (for west coast brackets)
  • EU: Friday 8PM CET

Playoffs will take place from March 13th to March 22nd, depending on division.

EU Provisional Schedule

Beginner Rookie Intermediate Advanced Expert
Friday 13th 20:00 - 22:00 CET
Semi Finals
- - - 20:00 - 00:00 CET
Semi Finals
Saturday 14th 15:00 - 17:00 CET
Final
Quarter Final Quarter Final Quarter Final 17:00 - 19:00 CET
Final
Sunday 15th - - - 16:00 - 18:00 CET
Semi Finals
-
Friday 20th - 18:00 - 20:00 CET
Semi Finals
20:00 - 22:00 CET
Semi Finals
22:00 - 00:00 CET
Finals
-
Saturday 21st - 16:00 - 18:00 CET
Finals
18:00 - 20:00 CET
Finals
- -

NA Provisional Schedule

All times in EST

Beginner Rookie Intermediate Advanced Expert
Friday 13th 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Semi Finals
- - - 10:00PM - 12:00AM
Semi Finals
Saturday 14th 10:00PM - 12:00AM
Finals
Quarter Final Quarter Final Quarter Final -
Sunday 15th - - - 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Semi Finals
9:00PM - 11:00PM
Finals
Friday 20th - 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Semi Finals
8:00PM - 10:00PM
Semi Finals
10:00PM - 12:00AM
Finals
-
Saturday 21st - - - - -
Sunday 22nd - 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Finals
12:00PM - 2:00PM
Finals
- -