ESL is all set to host Overwatch’s maiden six figure prize pool during the on-going Gamescom 2016 – the Overwatch Atlantic Showdown
ESL is all set to host Overwatch’smaiden six figure prize pool during the on-going Gamescom 2016 – the Overwatch Atlantic Showdown. Along with world’s top eight teams battling for glory, the tournament is also going to boast a mammoth $100,000 (~INR 67 lacs).
Overwatch Atlantic Showdownhas started today and will continue for two straight days. In addition of having a huge prize, this will also be the first time Overwatch will receive an international competition.
Four top teams from North America and Europe have qualified for the LAN event. They will now battle in a two stage tournament structure at the Gamescom. The first stage comprises 2 double elimination groups, out of which only the top two teams will advance to the next stage.
The playoffs stage is a straight forward single elimination battle between these four teams, only the best will be crowned as the champion along with the winner’s prize money.
The tournament is hosted in the ESL Arena setup at the Gamescom.
For those who want to watch the matches live, check out the matches at ESL Overwatch Twitch channel.
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