Blizzard Entertainment has announced the first-ever Overwatch Cosplay Battle, in which teams from six European countries will battle it out for the crown of best Overwatch cosplayers.
As detailed on the Overwatch website, six teams – from the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Russia – each consisting of three cosplayers, will battle it out over the next three months. Blizzard explained some details of the format: “A total of six teams of three cosplayers from the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and Russia will showcase their skills by creating one costume each over the course of three months. The community can help choose which cosplays the teams create by voting for their favourite projects on social media, and then stay involved by following their progress online.
“Once the six costumes are completed, an official jury—made up of Blizzard artists Renaud Galand and Rachel Day, as well professional cosplayers Sosenka and Kamui—will select a Grand Prize winner based on accuracy, craftmanship, and originality. The community will also be able to cast their votes once again to choose the Community Favourite.”
The Overwatch Cosplay Battle is already under way: you can vote for which cosplay costume the UK team should make here, or via cosplayer Tabitha Lyons’ Twitter Blizzard says that the results of the votes for the different costumes will be revealed on November 26, and the competition will subsequently carry on into 2019.