King of the Watch - I Made No Brexit Jokes on the 4th
If you missed King of the Watch last week, you missed some pretty big news. Consecutive champion Team EnVyUs (not only consecutive wins in KotW events, but also consecutive wins in basically every other even they participate in) let us know that they were no longer able to compete during the time frame of King of the Watch. In a flash, the top Overwatch team in the world decided that the EU time zone was too much a hassle to overcome to play. I don't blame them, but you start to wonder if all of their practice is what's setting them apart; they had, in fact, only dropped a single game in the month of June, and are poised to enter July in much of the same fashion.
Regardless of priorities, we wish EnVyUs the best moving forward, and thank them for many exciting matches over the weeks! It's a shame we couldn't see them officially topple IDDQD's record (though, do they technically hold that, seeing as they were previously IDDQD?), so that opportunity will have to pass itself on to the next challenger.
Enough about Team EnVyUs, though. Last week we also witnessed the throne stolen back by a long-time participant, Team SG-1. SG-1 did it in EnVy style passion, too (ok, didn't we say enough talking about NV already?), as they swept Melty eSports 4-0 on their way to sweet sweet victory. They'll get front row seats this week, as they'll watch challengers Team ANOX take on Selfless GG. I'd make a U.S. v Russia joke here, but I'll save all that for a new CoD game or something.
Team ANOX recently lost to SG-1 in Go4Overwatch, so the team is looking to find their way to another clean shot for revenge. Selfless have also been struggling to gain real winning streaks as well, but seeing as a they are a younger team than many that have played in King of the Watch previously, this might be the perfect opportunity for them to alleviate some growing pains. If anything's for certain, we'll be seeing some good competitive Overwatch this weekend!
The name of the game is Stopwatch: Both teams will play offense and defense on the same map. Teams play to complete the map in the fastest time they can manage. If both teams fail to complete the map on offense, the match is judged by which team progressed to the furthest objective.
Two challenger teams will play in a Best of 3 (Bo3) series, in order to proceed to a Best of 7 (Bo7) match with the current champion.
Currently, all maps are allowed.
The loser of a map picks the next map.
The first map played in the Challenger Head to Head (Bo3) will be decided by the Tournament Organizers. Challenger is granted first map choice in the Best of 7.
The champion earns bragging rights as King of the Watch, alongside a whopping $300 for the team! The losing team gets to go back to the drawing board to figure out how to improve for next time…
Creation eSports wants to remind everyone about the support the tournament receives from Matcherino! (@Matcherino). Matcherino offers the opportunity to donate to the tournament prize pool! Be sure to catch the announcement in stream chat to donate a free $1 thanks to Matcherino!
You can catch the tournament at our new home: https://www.stream.me/kingofthewatch
Friday, July 8th, 2016 10pm CEST/9pm BST/3pm CDT/1pm PDT
Times vary per week, depending on region and circumstance.
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