King of the Watch – Newcomers Get a Shot at the Spotlight!
Unfortunately, due to the difficulties that arose in the previous week, King of the Watch fans have yet to see the new champion by default, SG-1 actually play any challengers. That changes this week, as King of the Watch looks to pit two newcomers to the Overwatch scene against each other, in a fight for the right to play against a top tier European team and the chance at $300!
Our first of two challenger teams, Mada Mada, has appeared on the competitive Overwatch stage only this month, but sports an impressive 5/2 W/L record in that time. One of those losses happened to be against Rogue – a team consistently within the top 3 in Europe and top 7 globally. In essence, we have yet to see enough games out of Mada Mada to make a determination if their ready to play with the big boys, which should make them exciting to watch.
Our second challenger team, Crusuhdude, is largely in a similar spot; having joined the fight in June, they’re a fresh face who knows where to be to observe and participate in competitive Overwatch play. That being said, they’ve struggled recently, dropping games against stiff competition in Misfits and Melty eSports. Needless to say, they’ll look to shake off the rookie mistakes this week, and prove that they can compete with top tier teams.
Will the greenhorn bring anything new to the table this week, and shake up the early Overwatch pro tier? Or will SG-1 continue to flex their muscles, proving that they’ve earned their spot though dedication, and won’t be leaving it any time soon? Join King of the Watch this week to enjoy the competition!
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 14th, 2016 10pm CEST/9pm BST/3pm CDT/1pm PDT
Times vary per week, depending on region and circumstance.
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