The Competitive Recap: We list what you might have missed (August 26th - September 1st)
There's a lot of things to keep track of in the burgeoning Overwatch scene and it's become increasingly difficult to keep track of it all. Never fear as the GosuGamers Competitive Recap is here! We've compiled all the Overwatch news that's fit to print.
Released every week, the Competitive Recap compiles all the tournament and important news that's happened since the last recap. Whether you're interested in big news, or want to stay updated on changes in teams, you can always tune in every Thursday to see if there's anything you've missed.
Backed up by our huge database, we are now tracking the amounts that certain teams and competitors have won over the years. All this information is now available when searching on our rankings. Be sure to read the article to find out what you can expect from the system in place.
The beauty of sports, and thus eSports, is the fact that standings between teams shift all the time. Our GosuRankings keep good track of wins and losses, and we want to start highlighting monthly snapshots of these rankings for the future archives of Overwatch.
iBUYPOWER is back it seems, as they have teased their Fall Invitational. The production is always top notch when iBP is involved, and we hope to share the participating teams soon enough.
Did you miss us? We are back with our GosuGamers Weeklies, every Saturday and Sunday. With a total of $2,000+ prizepool every weekend, and a new format that is better for both pro teams and teams just starting out, we hope you will tune in again at Twitch.tv/GosuTV_OW this weekend for some sick plays and the beauty that is Hexagrams.
The Overwatch World Cup is this year's BlizzCon event for OW. Players were entered into polls, with the most popular players from each country getting an invite to play at the BlizzCon stage. Some countries have achieved better rosters than others, but it should still be a lot of fun and at least somewhat of a replacement for an actual eSports event.
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Unique GosuGamers Content:
TviQ (the player previously known as Pluppie) is arguably one of Overwatch's most popular personalities. After Rogue's win at gamescom's ESL Atlantic Showdown Scr1be sat down with him to talk about all kinds of things. Be sure to check out his tips to being a better player at the very least.
Harsha took it upon himself to educate all who are interested on how to actually play Hollywood like the best players do it. In this first part, the first capture point is the focus point. Do you often feel like it's too hard to break the defense? Then be sure to read this featured piece.
Speculation is fun, and new maps are fun. So with 1+1=3, we wanted to take a look at Eichenwalde and consider the opportunities that pro player especially will find when the map gets added to the rotation.
Another interview by Scr1be. This time joined by both a player and the manager of REUNITED. In this video of about half an hour, subjects such as the European scene, the recent patches and improving communication get discussed and provide interesting insight into eSports.
The final online matches have been played, and now 16 teams are left in the Overwatch Open. The wait for the LAN finals will take a few weeks, but will totally be worth it. Hopefully they will even be played on the current PTR patch once that hits the live servers.
Alienware is back with their Monthly Melee for August. The past two days a bunch of pro Overwatch was played, and the tournament was supposed to end yesterday. But due to delays, you can now tune in for the actual Grand Finals today at 5:00 PM PDT.
Minor Transfers & Team News:
Quake legend rapha got signed to eSports legend Team Liquid. TL has not had the most stable of circumstances, but this acquisition is one step closer to potential fame and fortune.
More and more organizations from different backgrounds are flocking to Overwatch, as they see the potential and ever increasing size of the community. Rise Nation is one of those, picking up the players of NA team Gecko.
Possibly the biggest organization in the Phillipines has signed their own roster, which will help bring Overwatch into the homes of many an eSports fan there.
Tempo Storm has stayed true to their promise, picking up a second (North American) team. The roster is not quite complete but features players from both the disbanded Sea Algae and Northern Gaming rosters.
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