King of the Watch - The Puns are Strong With This One
Last week, we were able to witness exactly why there is a top tier in competitive Overwatch; SG-1 stomped their opponents, Mada Mada, 4 - 0, claiming an actual King of the Watch victory for the team (as their previous win was by default) and showing the world why they've earned their top 10 EU spot. As Gatekeepers to the Top 5 teams in EU, SG-1 will return to King of the watch this week to defend their crown!
Our first challenger this week is long term hopeful Prets, who have finally received the opportunity to play in King of the Watch! Prets holds an impressive standing in Europe, floating in the same bracket as teams such as Melty, ANOX, and Northern Gaming Blue. They'll look to bolster their portfolio this week, as they've already set their eyes on taking down SG-1, a team that they've lost to once already this month during a GG Weekly.
But, they're not going to get their shot that easily. Ok, so I passed up a TwoEasy joke there, I know, but we'll keep moving forward. The second challenger for this week's KotW is TwoEasy's team, WeUnited. TwoEasy, as many know, has an extreme amount of professional Overwatch experience, having founded the top tier team Reunited. After their parting two weeks ago, TwoEasy has taken it upon himself to foster the young, punny team WeUnited, who have been climbing steadily through the rankings since their debut this month. They've got a long road ahead, but they will look to avenge their recent loss to Prets this week, and prove that they've got everything it takes to find a slot in the top tier.
As a final note, King of the Watch has decide to follow suit with Blizzard's new competitive changes, and enforce a One Hero Limit to our matches. If the developers (and large parts of the community) feel that no hero limit games detracted from overall experience, we wholeheartedly support the decision to break from the original ruleset and provide the best gameplay for players and fans to enjoy!
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.
In light of Blizzard's Competitive Rule Changes, King of the Watch has also decide to enforce a One Hero Limit in it's matches.
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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