21 August 2016 - 17:21

Rogue Triumphs at Overwatch Atlantic Showdown

Rogue is the surprise of the event, winning it all despite lower expectations.

Rogue are the winners of ESL Overwatch Atlantic Showdown and the big surprise as they managed to dethrone Team EnVyUs by defeating them at the semi-finals. Rogue walks away with a prestigious title and the lion's share of $40,000 out of the $100,000 total prize pool. 

It has been two days full of Overwatch action as we witnessed the first ever six-digit Overwatch tournament at GamesCom. Eight of the best teams in the world fought it out for the biggest Overwatch tournament to date. In the group stage, we had the first upset of the tournament as Cloud9 did not make it to the playoff bracket, losing both of their match-ups. In group A, EnVyUs, the favourites to win this tournament, had absolutely no problem advancing to the playoffs. Misfits tried their best, but was knocked out by Fnatic.

The biggest upset in the tournament came on the brackets where EnVyUs lost in a close 3-2 Bo5 series against Rogue, whereas REUNITED won over Fnatic 3-1, forming the grand final match of REUNITED vs Rogue. After some close games, Rogue managed to emerge victorious with a score of 3-1.

This marks a big hit for EnVyUs as their dominance in the professional scene is now questioned.

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