It's time to get serious with Blizzard's adored multiplayer-focused shooter.
Competitive seasons with last three months apiece, however the first season will be a bit shorter at one and a half months. It makes sense, as this first season is more of a test for Blizzard to make sure everything will run as smoothly as possible.
In a post discussing the topic, Blizzard said, "We’re super excited to release Competitive Play, and we made the decision to move ahead with a shorter season for two key reasons. One, we want players to be able to start working towards their Competitive Play rewards as soon as possible. And two, we believe this first season will teach us a lot of about what works well, what doesn't, and what players are really looking for from a competitive system in Overwatch. Competitive Play is definitely one of those features that will take us a few iterations to get right, and by getting the system out there sooner, we can start making improvements based on your feedback sooner too."
The patch to have the competitive mode on consoles will launch next week, though a specific date was not given.