Competitive Overwatch Monthly Recap

 

Ever since the closed beta came back on February 9th, a bunch of old tournaments came back and new ones appeared. More than 10 tournaments were played over the course of a few weeks – that‘s an amazing number for a new game like Overwatch and it makes the community excited to see what will happen with the game in the future. Some of you might have watched all of the tournaments, some of you might have watched none, so I will TL;DW (Too Long; Didn‘t Watch) the most important stuff for you!

 

CAUTION: SPOLER ALERT ALL OVER THE PLACE

GosuGamers Overwatch Weekly EU #3 (2016-02-13)

With their tournaments in the first closed beta stages, GosuGamers weekly tournaments came back right after beta servers came online. Many new changes came through after a long break, so players were still trying to figure out the best tactics for the game. Melty eSports, one of the strongest teams in the first closed beta stage, got destroyed and gave lead to new teams. It was quite a long tournament, but in the end, after a long 5 match final, IDDQD won vs REUNITED.gg with a 3-2 score. IDDQD is an old team with a new name – they weren‘t fantastic in the first closed beta stage, but they‘ve come out strong in the new beta stage.
 

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GosuGamers Overwatch Weekly NA #3 (2016-02-14)

Only 10 team slots were filled out of 16, so the tournament was a lot faster than the EU one, but it was nonetheless interesting! Melty eSports weren’t able to win first place again and ended up in second place, leaving first place to Eccentric Gaming. Sadly this was the last tournament for this new team and we haven’t seen them since, but hopefully they’ll come back in the future cups with a blast.
 

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One Hit Club Weekly NA #1 (2016-02-20)

It was the first tournament by One Hit Club with the same prize pool as GosuGamers tournament, 120$ – winner takes all. It was won by a team named google me. It was their first tournament, but it wasn’t very hard to win since no top-tier teams were attending it, that happened, because a few tournaments were happening on the same day. A win is a win though and google me took first place without a single loss.

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GosuGamers Overwatch Weekly EU #4 (2016-02-20)

The prize pool of this weekly tournament tripled from 120$ to 360$ with new sponsors on the help. The cup happened on the same day as One Hit Club, so a lot of amazing stuff happened that weekend! After a long, nearly 2 hour battle, G2 eSports took first place, leaving REUNITED.gg in second place for the second weekend in a row.

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Game On Overwatch Cup 1 (2016-02-21)

Game On’s first step into the scene with a prize pool of 574$. First place took 383$ from the prize pool, leaving the second place with 191$. REUNITED.gg ended up second yet again after being defeated by a new name – FlatEarth. Linkz really came big on the last few games with his Genji, Widowmaker and Tracer, nearly solo carrying his team to wictory. If anyone is interested to learn how to play Genji/Windowmaker I highly recommend watching VODs for the finals, since the camera was mostly on Linkz.

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GosuGamers Overwatch Weekly NA #4 (2016-02-21)

Just like in the EU cup, the prize pool was tripled to 360$ this week. Google me were doing great again after their win one day before this tournament, but after a long, more than 2 hours battle, they lost 2-3 to EnVyUs. For team EnVy, it was the first tournament by this name, their old team name was Hubris and they were the strongest team in the first beta stage. It was the first tournament for them in the second closed beta stage and they managed to finish in first place, so that’s a great win for them.

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ESL Community Cup #1 Europe (2016-02-22)

This is currently the only tournament event with Bo1‘s in early rounds and some hero restrictions. These experementations are interesting to see and we‘ll have to see, maybe in the future other cups will follow these rule sets aswell. The cup has no prize pool, so teams simply play for fun and competition. Just like in the past, REUNITED.ggwas left in second place and the winners were IDDQD, a team that missed the last few tournaments. REUNITED put up a long fight though and IDDQD were only able to win after all 5 maps were played.

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GosuGamers Overwatch Weekly EU #5 (2016-02-27)

Melty eSports are still missing without any explanations, so new teams like REUNITED.gg and IDDQD are rising up. Sadly for REUNITED.gg players, they were left second once again, loosing to IDDQD 0-3 this time.

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GoodGame Overwatch Cup #1 (2016-02-27)

It was the first tournament from GoodGame.ru which led to a short tournament. All of the matches ended in clean wins with 2-0 or 3-0 to one teams side. A lot of new, unheard teams were attending it and only one strong team was attending – REUNITED.gg. After tons of 2nd places they were at last able to win first place and take $106.73 with them.

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One Hit Club Weekly NA #2 (2016-02-27)

A second cup from OneHitClub.com that was a success. The prize pool raised from 120$ to 740$ this time, bringing quite a few new teams to fight for the first place. Just like the first One Hit Club tournament, the second one was also won by team google me. This unsponsored team is full of NA players that participate in most, if not all, NA tournaments and hopefully they‘ll be competing for #1 spot soon – we need more good teams in this new amazing game!

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ESL Community Cup #2 Europe (2016-02-28)

That‘s the second tournament from ESL with their unique set of rules. A bunch of new names could be found once again – it‘s nice to see that more and more people are interested in these tournaments. Without much competition, IDDQD were able to win first place once again, showing how strong they really are.

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GosuGamers Overwatch Weekly NA #5 (2016-02-28)

IDDQD came big once again and took the first place and $360. Google me did put up a big fight for the first place though and only after very long games did they loose, with the final score being 2-3. This weekened was great for both, IDDQD and google me – both teams were able to show how strong they are and us, the viewers, were given a spectacular show of great Overwatch gameplay.

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Overall there is no strongest team just yet, but there are deffinitely quite a few that stand high above others. IDDQDEnVyUs and REUNITED.gg – all 3 of these teams are showing great performance at the moment, with google me and FlatEarth raising fast right behind them. Melty eSports is still missing, so we can‘t tell if they‘re still a great team or if they‘ve already disbanded. G2 eSports didn‘t compete in the last few tournaments aswell, hopefully they‘ll come back with a blast! Check out later for more OW news and dont forget to follow our Overwatch Boosting section!

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