Redeem Codes: The Overwatch Atlantic Showdown

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It is without a doubt that Overwatch is one of the most, if not the most, popular games right now. But much of its popularity holds sway on the casual side. Some people don’t even know that there’s already a strong and vibrant competitive scene in Overwatch. The e-sports kind.

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With a whopping $100k dollar grand prize, the qualifiers for The Overwatch Atlantic Showdown, the biggest Overwatch tourney to date, is well underway, settling up at this year’s Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. If that isn’t a grand prize that makes up for your $40 redeem code for Overwatch, then I don’t know what will.

ESL is hosting this event and a total of eight teams, four from North America and 4 from Europe, will battle it out on the ESL Arena stage at Gamescom on August 20 to 21.

 

Redeem Code: Overwatch Qualifiers

It’s a bit too late to register for the event, but you can certainly find streams of it on Youtube, Twitch, and other places if you want to bone up on how the pros play. For a whole month, Europe and North America will be battling out with qualifiers for those eight teams that will be eligible to make it to the ESL tournament at Gamescom. All expenses paid, of course.

Schedule and format

  • July 4-5: EU Open Qualifier #1
  • July 11-12: EU Open Qualifier #2
  • July 18-19: EU Open Qualifier #3
  • July 25-26: EU Open Qualifier #4
  • July 6-7: NA Open Qualifier #1
  • July 13-14: NA Open Qualifier #2
  • July 20-21: NA Open Qualifier #3
  • July 27-28: NA Open Qualifier #4

In each cup, four teams qualify for their respective regional final.

Day 1 of open qualifiers:

  • Start at 18:00 CEST for EU, 12pm PDT for NA
  • Best of one from start to Ro128
  • Best of three from Ro128 to Ro16

Day 2 of open qualifiers:

  • Start at 18:00 CEST for EU, 12:00 PM PDT for NA
  • Best of five for Ro8

The qualifier finals will take place on August 1-2 starting at 18:00 CEST for Europe and August 3-4 from 12:00 PDT for North America.

All of the matches in the finals will be played in a double elimination best of five format. The finals will feature 16 teams per region with four teams (eight in total) qualifying for gamescom.

Watch out, League of Legends; Overwatch is coming at you in the e-sports front!

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