The ESL Overwatch Atlantic Showdown has begun! August 20th and 21st, at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, 8 teams will play for their share of the $100,000 prize pool.
Some of the best Overwatch teams in the world are playing including EnVyUs, Cloud9, REUNITED, and CompLexity Gaming (formerly Team SoloMid). With names like these in the tournament there’s bound to be some intense games.
Qualifiers for this event have been ongoing over the summer starting in July. The final qualifiers, which decided the competitors for the Atlantic Showdown, took place on August 3rd and 4th. Twitch sensation, and popular Overwatch player, Seagull, and his team Mixup (who had just signed to NRG eSports) were eliminated at that time.
This is the first international Overwatch event, featuring 4 qualifiers from NA and 4 from EU. The tournament will be being broadcast from the Alpha stage this weekend, on both Saturday and Sunday. If you, like many others, are unable to catch the event in person you’ll be able to watch the games live through ESL or on Twitch on August 21st and 22nd.