Master Overwatch Profiles of All Players
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Playoffs to Begin on August 24; Top Eight Teams from Each Region to Qualify for North American and European Finals in Atlanta
LONDON and ATLANTA - August 22, 2016 - ELEAGUE and FACEIT today revealed the 32 teams that will compete in the North American and European Playoffs for the Overwatch® Open, an international tournament featuring Blizzard Entertainment’s blockbuster team-based shooter. FACEIT, the leading independent competitive gaming platform and ELEAGUE, the professional eSports organization formed by Turner and WME | IMG, will launch the Overwatch Open playoffs round beginning August 24 with live streaming coverage available through the event's official Twitch channel, www.twitch.tv/overwatchopen.
Sixteen teams will compete in each regional playoff, with four teams entering by winning open qualifier rounds, and another 12 teams making the cut through points earned in the qualifiers. Teams will be seeded into groups and compete over a week-long, action-packed set of matches for a chance to qualify for the North American and European Finals, set to take place at the ELEAGUE Arena in Atlanta.Continue Reading
Competitive Play Season 2
We've made some big changes to Competitive Play in anticipation of the launch of Season 2 on September 6. The most noticeable change is the introduction of skill tiers, which we hope will better communicate players' relative skill levels. Competitive Play will put a greater emphasis on skill tiers over specific ratings, and as such, a player's tier will be more prominently displayed throughout the game. We've also switched the skill rating system to a 1-5000 scale to give players more detailed information about how each match affects their specific rating.Continue Reading