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Rogue to replace Team Liquid in Overwatch BEAT Invitational

Posted by Peggy "yotobari288" Forde at 26 June 2017 23:15

More information regarding the tournament's ruleset and brackets were also released.

BEAT announced earlier today that the Las Vegas-based Rogue will be taking the spot of Team Liquid in the Overwatch BEAT Invitational Season 2 starting up on July 7. Liquid pulled out of the competition due to "prior commitments."

Rogue has been a powerhouse in Overwatch since the beta, with the Frenchmen dominating the EU scene before moving to Las Vegas to take on NA teams. Most recently, they beat eUnited to claim first at Overwatch TaKeOver 2. They were invited to APEX Season 3, but did not advance past the group stages. They were also the champions of Overwatch Rumble - April, Overwatch PIT Championship and the April Overwatch Monthly Melee.

More information for the tournament has also been announced. The standard one-hero-limit has now been made official for the Invitational, as have the usual Competitive ruleset. Ties will be broken via a King of the Hill match.

Brackets have also been made official:

Group 1
Immortals
Counter-Logic Gaming

Group 2
LG Evil
Evil Geniuses

Group 3
Cloud9
Arc6

Group 4
Rogue
Tempo Storm

Maps will be chosen from a pre-selected list (see below). Initial map choice is decided by coin flip,  after which the loser of the preceeding map selects the next map. Positions (Attack/Defend) are chosen by the opposite team. 

The map pools for the event are as follows:

Best of 3 - used for Loser Bracket's rounds one and two

Lijiang Tower
Dorado
King’s Row
Volskaya Industries
Temple of Anubis

Best of 5 - used for Loser Bracket's rounds three and finals, as well as all winner brackets

All Best of 3 Maps
Ilios
Route 66
 

Best of 7 - used for the Grand Final

All Best of 5 Maps
Hanamura
Hollywood

The Overwatch BEAT Invitational Season 2 takes place July 7-9. You can take a look at the full schedule here.

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