The first two rounds of the Overwatch Winter Premiere reached completion after yesterday, and the top four teams will gear up to head to San Antonio, Texas. The tournaments finals will be held at PAX South on January 27th and 28th.
Overwatch Winter Premiere
Still a young game, Overwatch is generating a good deal of interest, and some money, in the esports industry. That leaves all the teams jockeying for position as top dogs in Blizzard’s shooter. The Overwatch Winter Premiere began with eight teams in a round robin competition that saw the elimination of two of the tournaments three substitute teams. FaZe Clan, the substitute for Fnatic, disappointed fans with a 2-5 split in matches, 6-11 in overall games. But it was not as abysmal as the performance from Citizen7, the sub for Cloud9, who didn’t win a single game. They bowed out of the tournament with an 0-7 record in matches, and 0-14 in total games.
After cutting them loose, the tournament continued in a second round robin of six teams. Immortals and Kungarna were able to continue their domination, and finished both round robins as the top one and two teams, respectively. But below them, things got shaken up a bit in the second round. CompLexity, who didn’t even have a winning record in the first round (they were 3-4), turned things around to finish the second round 7-5, to secure their spot in the semifinals.
Team Liquid lost their spot in the semifinals by the smallest of margins. With the same points (18), and break even record as Luminosity (6-6), Liquid even had one more win in total games (16-15 to Luminosity’s 15-16). Nevertheless, because of their loss to Luminosity 0-2, they were relegated out of the tournament.
So that leaves Immortals, Kungarna, compLexity, and Luminosity heading to the semifinals at PAX South. Tune in on January 27th for the beginning of the matches.
Coincidentally, Team Liquid is also now looking for a head coach.
— Team Liquid (@TeamLiquid) January 20, 2017