European Overwatch tournament announced for this summer

ASUS ROG will host the tournament at Assembly Summer in Helsinki, Finland.

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Finnish Overwatch fans are in for a treat, as ASUS ROG will host an invitational Overwatch tournament at Assembly Summer in Helsinki, Finland next month.

The European tournament will be held at Finland’s computer festival, Assembly, from Aug. 3 to 4. Eight Overwatch teams will be invited to compete to their share of a $9,500 prize pool. It’s not the biggest prize pool we’ve seen, but still a welcome competition—especially if teams that failed to qualify for Overwatch Contenders Season One are invited.

Two Finnish Overwatch teams have already accepted invitations to compete in the tournament: Rest in Pyjamas and ENCE Esports. ASUS is not covering travel and accommodation for its tournament entrants, so it’s unlikely we’ll see competitors from far outside Finland.

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The final six Overwatch teams to compete in the ROG Tournament have not been announced by ASUS.

English and Finnish streams will be available, but the tournament will also welcome a live audience at the Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Center in Finland. The double-elimination group stage will begin on Aug. 3. The tournament will conclude on Aug. 4 with the semifinals and final matches.

Finnish Overwatch players will have their time to shine during Group D of the Overwatch World Cup, which is scheduled to compete from July 20 to 22 in Australia, shortly before ASUS ROG’s Overwatch tournament.

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