NEWS

Stay updated

Overwatch PIT Championship
No more posts

March 17, 2017

Second day of Overwatch Pit Open Qualifiers is now complete. We can now announce the additional group stage teams.

European finalists are:

  • ALTERNATE aTTaX
  • Vivi’s Adventure

The day started off with ALTERNATE aTTax facing HELSINKI reds on Hollywood and Numbani. Both teams managed to pass the 1st point on Hollywood, however ALTERNAT aTTax pushed harder on the second point, and secured the 1st map point for their team. On Numbani, ALTERNATE aTTax finished all 3 objectives, while HELSINKI reds didn’t finish the last one which resulted in a 3:2 scoreline, and a set for ALTERNATE aTTaX.

The second set featured Vivi’s Adventure going head to head with Singularity Ninjas. The first map for this set was also Hollywood, and the second map was Eichewalde. Vivi’s Adventure dominated map 1, and once they had the advantage, they didn’t let go of it. The first map already ended on the 1st point, as Singularity Ninjas were unable to capture the 1st point on attack and defended poorly. This resulted in them losing the objective during the first attack by Vivi’s Adventure. The second map featured a fiercely contested battle on the first objective, as both teams manage to complete it with only a little time on the clock. However, Vivi’s adventure pulled the payload further away on the second objective, and closed the series with a 2-0 victory.

The finals featured Vivi’s adventure playing ALETERNATE aTTax for the group stage selection. The series kicked off on Dorado, and finished in overtime in Vivi’s Adventure favour; as they had 51 seconds more on the clock to finish the 1st objective. The second map was the only capture map played in the semi-finals and finals (Ilios), and it also ended up in Vivi’s adventure favour, as they manage to close the last map with a 3-1 scoreline.

North American finalists are:

  • You guys get paid?
  • Selfless Gaming

The first North American semi-finals kicked off between Gale Force eSports and a team called „you guys get paid?“ The set started off on Lijiang tower with „you guys get paid?“ hitting 2 points in quick fashion. However Gale Force eSports managed to fix the mistakes from the first 2 rounds, and made a comeback closing the map with a 3:2 victory. The second map of the series was Numbani with both of the teams defending the 1st point, and the map was declared a draw. The third map of the series went to Nepal where again it went to 5 rounds, but this time „you guys get paid?” Managed to come out on top. As the score ended up 1-1-1 after regular time, the decider was played on Lijiang tower in a best out of 1 round.

The last semi-finals of the day featured a team that a lot of people have been talking about lately – Selfless Gaming going up against Counter Logic Gaming. The starting map was Temple of Anubis. CLG started off strong, denying Selfless gaming the second objective, and securing the 1st map point for their team. The second map was Hollywood, picked by Selfless Gaming where they demonstrated why they are so highly regarding in the NA scene. The third map was Eichenwalde, where Selfless gaming claimed the victory on the second objective by managing to finish it, unlike CLG who fell short a few meters to do the same.

The Grand finals featured the North American surprise, also known as „You guys get paid? “ versus Selfless gaming. The set kicked off on the old time favourite, King’s row. Selfless Gaming simply had a better attack than the YGGP’s guys as they edged them out with a 3:2 objective scoreline. The second map was Temple of Anubis, where SG finished all the objectives by a 4 minute mark, and YGGP’s attack just folded on trying to break the second objective. At the end, Selfless Gaming won the North American Open Qualifier, with a 2:0 score over YGGP.

Here is what the teams had to say on their qualifiers run, and group stage expectations.

ATN | Crnkz – we feel pretty good and we were quite confident that we could make it through if we play at our best. Depending on how the groups will be we could do well in group stages since we have beaten some of these teams in the past.

 

Vivi’s Adventure VampAurora – It feels really good that we managed to qualify and we certainly believe that our efforts are paying off. We saw Red Reserve as the hardest match up in our overall run and beating them just boosted our confidence. We are really looking forward to compete in the group stages and we are confident that we will perform well

 

You guys got paid?’ MrSquishee – we are still in shock. That was definitely one of the closest series we’ve ever played and it took everything for us to come back to win after a rough start. We expected to win, but we definitely had to earn it. No idea about the group stages.

 

Selfless gaming’s LegitRc – We’re happy to win the qualifier, especially since we came from a loss in a first map again. We expect to go all the way in the tournament given our current level.



March 16, 2017

First day of Overwatch PIT Open Qualifiers has now concluded

46 teams signed up, but only 37 checked in. After a few exciting hours of  BO1s’, we have our semi – finalists.

European semi – finalists are:

  • Helsinki RED
  • ALTERNATE aTTaX
  • Singularity Ninjaz
  • VIVI’d adventure

Team Helsinki REDS managed to upset number 1 seeded team EX-cyclone on control map – Oasis in an18 minutes match. Vivi’s adventure also beat an arguably stronger team Red Reserve in quick fashion on Dorado; it took just 13 minutes. All of the teams will play in a best of three tomorrow, to decide who is going to participate in the Group Stages of Overwatch Pit Championship.

EU BRACKET

The North American part of the bracket featured 25 teams, which is low amount considering how good that region is in Overwatch.
North American finalists are:

  • You got paid?
  • Gale Force eSports
  • Selfless Gaming
  • Counter Logic Gaming

NORTH AMERICAN BRACKET

“You got paid?” forced a stunning upset against favourites Fnatic, athough it should be mentioned that a number of the Fnatic players were playing from Europe.  The map played was King’s row and it was kind of a short game, only lasting 14 minutes. No major surprises in the bottom part of the bracket as both Counter Logic Gaming, and team Selfless Gaming advance to the finals.

Winner of the qualifier for each region will have a chance to select a group which they wish to play in, and one could say, a lot is at stake for that match as well, as 4 teams from Group stage will advance to Playoffs.
Make sure to tune in tomorrow at 18:00 CET for European semis and 17:00 PST for the North American part of Overwatch PIT Championship qualifiers.



March 10, 2017

The One Game Agency is delighted to announce a new addition to the PIT Series family of events: Overwatch® PIT Championship. From March 20–April 19, this exclusive online event will consist of two separate tournaments for North America and Europe. The best Overwatch teams from each region will fight it out in Blizzard Entertainment’s award-winning team shooter for a share of a $15,000 USD prize pool.

Prize distribution will be as follows:

  • 1st place – 45%
  • 2nd place – 25%
  • 3rd place – 18%
  • 4th place – 12%

Each regional tournament will feature 12 teams (10 direct invites + two qualifiers) split into two groups of six teams. The group stage matches will be played in a round-robin best-of-three format, with the four top teams from each group advancing to the playoffs.

The One Game Agency team is excited to announce that the following invited teams will compete in each of the regional tournaments:

North America Region

  • Immortals
  • Complexity
  • Faze Clan
  • LG.loyal
  • Rise Nations
  • LG.evil
  • Liquid
  • NRG
  • Renegades OW
  • Rogue

Europe Region

  • NIP
  • Bench Boys
  • Team Dignitas
  • Hammers Esport
  • LDLC
  • Misfits
  • EX Tornado ROX
  • eUnited
  • Movistar Riders
  • Gamers Origins

Ivan Marusic, CEO and Founder of the One Game Agency, said,

We are honoured and excited that the Overwatch PIT Championship is the newest addition our PIT Tournament series. Our aim is to deliver the Overwatch community and our partners and sponsors an event packed with quality moments, amazing plays and passionate competition worthy of this epic Blizzard Entertainment game.

We at the One Game Agency would like to thank our loyal sponsors for their support in this event:

AMD

Logitech

SAPPHIRE Technology

Twitch.tv

Huomao.com