Online qualifiers begin in December\u00a0for NGE's new Overwatch tournament. Next Generation Esports have\u00a0announced that\u00a0Winter Premiere, a new\u00a0multi-month\u00a0Overwatch\u00a0tournament with\u00a0a\u00a0$100,000 prize pool,\u00a0will begin\u00a0next month. Online qualifying for the competion will run from 10-13 December and\u00a0is\u00a0open to all North American\u00a0Overwatch\u00a0teams and competitors who register in advance. Once the four days of qualifiers are complete, the top eight teams will then face each other over three weeks of Double Round-Robin group play. This will then be followed by a two-day, live final in January, 2017. Each team in the top eight will be battling for a share of the, not insignificant, $100,000 prize pool. Andy Vander Woude, CEO and co-founder\u00a0of Next Generation Esports, said: \u201cNGE\u2019s philosophy is to find the most ambitious esports partners and work with them to elevate their shows.\u00a0That\u2019s why we\u2019re thrilled to work with Blizzard to create an esports experience perfectly matched to Overwatch fans.\u201d NGE will also be partnering with Blizzard to produce, direct and broadcast the entire\u00a0tournament. All online qualifier and group\u00a0games will be streamed directly from NGE's studio in California and can be viewed at\u00a0www.nge.io\/winterpremiere. If you are interested in taking part you can sign up over at the\u00a0official Overwatch Winter Premiere website.