A Compilation of our Overwatch Open coverage up until now, including many interviews
Missed any part of our Overwatch Open Coverage? We understand! So here is a compilation of our related interviews, strategy pieces and other content that you can check out to prepare for the broadcast.
The start of the Overwatch Open was months ago, on July 23rd to be exact. Since then, we have tried our best to accompany the amazing matches with some cool content for you to check out. This article has compiled all the interesting pieces for you:
Harsha spoke to Nevix of Misfits to talk about how the European scene was shaping up and their chances against NA.
In this first video interview by Scr1be, he spoke to Cocco of arguably the favorites for the event: EnVyUs. Subjects they talked about include: Cocco's gaming background, their team house, the event and his personal advice for playing tanks.
IDDQD (the player, not the team) talked to Harsha about moving to America to join the NA part of the roster, about their prep for this final stage and about many more subjects as well. Are you a fan of IDDQD? Then do check this interview out!
Although coL didnt manage to qualify for this final stage of the event, this video interview is still very interesting. Especially people playing all sorts of heroes should check out his mentality as a flex player and how to adjust to the meta.
Rogue's TviQ was interviewed through the magic of video as well. With Rogue being the last team to win a major LAN, and beat EnVyUs at that, it should be an interesting listen to find out how Rogue prepares for an event such as this.
REUNITED, the player-owned org that is also one of Europe's best, was kind enough to lend managing director Frederik and player Kruise for this video interview. The three guys discussed running their organization, playing events and adjusting their play depending on their opponent and the meta.
Finally, Scr1be talked to Overwatch caster JoRoSaR about his job and especially his work casting the qualifiers for the Overwatch Open. Ending the interview, the subject of casting in general came up and any aspiring casters should definitely check it out.
Scr1be took a look at the current competitive environment, and highlighted the 5 themes that he thinks are extra interesting during the LAN phase of this tournament.
The crew here at GosuGamers just had to share their own predictions of who will win it all. Do you agree with some (or none) of them? Let us know!
Sadly, Misfits had to announce earlier on that they wouldn't be able to play with their original roster on the LAN stage. Skipjack had to drop out due to personal reasons, and Zaprey was also replaced because of his younger age not allowing him to participate.
The Overwatch Open will be played at the Turner studio for the next 6 days, and so there's plenty of opportunity for fans to show up at the venue (if they buy a ticket).
First up are the Regional Finals wherein the NA teams and EU teams will decide on their representative in the Grand Finals. Check out this article to see how the teams have been distributed over several groups, and also to see what casting talent will be providing you with analysis and commentary during the broadcasts!
Recapping the tournament so far:
We still remember the very first announcement. A $300,000 prizepool! What else do you need to guarantee top notch teams and exciting matches.
Check this article to see how the very first rounds of matches went.
As stated in the title, the 3rd round of qualifiers had REUNITED and Fnatic qualify for the main event.
And finally after 4 rounds of qualifiers, we now knew all EU teams that qualified for the last online stage.
And of course also the NA teams.
The final phase online was to get to the final 16 teams that would get flown out to Atlanta for the Regional and Grand Finals. In this article we highlighted the first 5 out of 8 groups that decided that final 16.
And finally, our last Recap that summarized the entirety of the Group stage and took a first look ahead at the event that is about to start.
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