30 May 2016 - 14:47

Agents Rising Recap

Agents Rising, the first North American LAN post-launch of Overwatch, was held over the weekend. Here is everything you need to know and placings.
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Agents Rising, a LAN tournament for Blizzard Entertainment’s newest title, Overwatch, was held over the weekend at the Esports Arena in Santa Ana, Calif.

The matches were best-of-three maps with the exception of the best-of-five losers and grand final, which had each round count as a point with a maximum of two points earned per map. If a tie resulted, there would be a single control point in a king-of-the-hill map to be the deciding factor.

Through the two day tournament, teams battled it out for the $10,000 prize pool that the top three teams would receive a take-home share. Here are the results of the semifinals, finals and grand final:


Losers Semifinals

  • Gale Force eSports won 4-2 against Colorado Clutch

Winners Final

  • Cloud9 won 4-0 against Team Liquid

Losers Final

  • Team Liquid won 7-5 against Gale Force eSports

Grand Final

  • Cloud9 won 6-3 against Team Liquid

To check check out all of the teams, scores and rule breakdown for Agents Rising, head on over to the tournament’s Battlefy page.

Though not all teams received prize money, they all can say they competed in the first North American post-launch LAN for Overwatch. Not only is this tournament taking place less than a week after the official launch, but it also has the largest prize pool of any other tournament the game has had. Here are the earnings for the top three spots and Twitch.tv MVP:

  • 1st - Cloud9 ($5,000)
  • 2nd - Team Liquid ($3,500)
  • 3rd - Gale Force eSports ($1,500)
  • Twitch.tv MVP - Lane “Surefour” Roberts ($1,000)

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