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A Tournament Guide to the Overwatch BEAT Invitational Season 2

Posted by Peggy "yotobari288" Forde at 05 July 2017 12:15

Team will square off for a share of the $6,000 prize pool.

With Overwatch Contenders Season 0 wrapped up and Season 1 just about a month and a half away, the Overwatch BEAT Invitational is one of the few tournaments happening in between to satiate fan's want for Overwatch esports. Though there have been some team swaps in the aftermath of Season 0 - Rogue stepped in for Team Liquid and most recently FNRGFE and EnVision replaced Cloud9 and the now-defunct Evil Geniuses - the tournament still promises action-packed matches that could give fans a look into who will be the favorites coming in to Contenders Season 1.

Here's everything you need to know about the Overwatch BEAT Invitaional:

When is it / where can I watch?

The tournament takes place this weekend, July 7-9 on BEAT's Twitch page. It will be casted by Robert Hexagram Kirkbride & Andrew “ZP” Rush.

Ruleset

The tournament is double-elimination. There will be a best-of-five for the Round Tobin and playoff phases, while the Grand Finals will be a bo7. Ties are decided on a King of the Hill map.

Where to Watch

Fans can watch

Schedule

Upper Bracket

Round 1

BO5
Immortals
3
CLG
1
LG Evil
2
eV
3
FN.ow
1
ARC 6
3
Rogue
3
TMPO
1

Round 2

BO5
Immortals
3
eV
0
ARC 6
2
Rogue
3

Round 3

BO5
Immortals
1
Rogue
3

Lower Bracket

Round 1

BO3
CLG
2
LG Evil
0
FN.ow
2
TMPO
1

Round 2

BO3
CLG
1
ARC 6
2
FN.ow
2
eV
0

Round 3

BO5
ARC 6
3
FN.ow
2

Round 4

BO5
Immortals
3
ARC 6
0

Final

BO7
Rogue
4
Immortals
3

Map Pool

Teams choose 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

 

 

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