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.

Agents Rising, a LAN tournament for BlizzardEntertainment’s newest title, Overwatch, was held over the weekend at the Esports Arena in Santa Ana, Calif.

The matches were best-of-threemaps 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 pointsearned per map. If a tie resulted, there would be a single controlpoint in a king-of-the-hill map to be the decidingfactor.

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


Losers Semifinals

  • Gale Force eSportswon 4-2 against ColoradoClutch

Winners Final

  • Cloud9 won 4-0 against Team Liquid

Losers Final

  • Team Liquid won 7-5 against Gale ForceeSports

Grand Final

  • Cloud9 won 6-3 against Team Liquid

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

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

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

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