ESL Crowns Their King of the Hill
ESL has recently taken a big part in the Overwatch competitive scene. They are most known in the scene for their Atlantic Showdown, which recently ended its online qualifiers. Their offline tournament will take place at Gamescom from Aug. 20-21. On Aug. 9, ESL brought in a new weekly tournament: ESL King of the Hill.
If you’re interested in watching King of the Hill, it is played every Tuesday at 5 p.m. PDT/ 8 p.m. EST/ 2 a.m. CEST on twitch.tv/ESL. The literal king of the hill every Tuesday gets $1,000, as well as an invite back to next week's competition.
The first ever King of the Hill, which was supposed to be played on Aug. 2, was played on Aug. 9. The four teams invited to the Aug. 2 date were re-invited, and those teams were: compLexity, Sodipop, Team Liquid and Selfless.
All tournaments happening from now on will only have one invited team, going up against the king of the hill. The invited team will be a Go4 team, and will face off against the king of the hill team to see if they will keep the spot.
Recap of the last King of the Hill:
compLexity vs. Selfless
- Selfless defeated compLexity on Route 66 by having one more checkpoint
- compLexity defeated Selfless on Hollywood by having three more checkpoints
- compLexity defeated Selfless on Numbani with a 6:06 attack time vs. a 10:00 attack time
- compLexity defeated Selfless on Ilios by capturing 3 attack points, while Selfless had 1
By winning this series, compLexity moved onto the finals to fight the winning team of Team Liquid vs. Sodipop.
Team Liquid vs. Sodipop
- Sodipop defeated Team Liquid on Route 66 with a 3:16 attack time, while Team Liquid had 6:00
- Sodipop defeated Team Liquid on Hollywood by having two more checkpoints
- Team Liquid defeated Sodipop on Ilios by capturing 3 attack points, while Sodipop had 0
- Team Liquid defeated Sodipop on Numbani by having one more checkpoint
- Team Liquid defeated Sodipop on Temple of Anubis by having one more checkpoint
By winning this series, Team Liquid moved onto the finals to fight compLexity for the king of the hill title.
compLexity vs. Team Liquid
- Matches are recorded wrong, but compLexity beat Team Liquid 3-1 in the series.
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