Misfits win $100K in the first big Overwatch tournament

Overwatch starts getting serious, with the Overwatch Open featuring a $300K prize pool.

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Published Sun, Oct 2 2016 3:45 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:58 AM CST

Overwatch continues to expand its reach as an eSports champion, with the inaugural Overwatch Open Grand Final taking place last night, and the European eSports team 'Misfits' took out the $100,000 top prize.

Misfits win $100K in the first big Overwatch tournament | TweakTown.com

Misfits had it rough, with two fill-in players hitting their ranks just three weeks before the grand final against EnVyUs, which had been undefeated since Gamescom in August - but Misfits took them out 3-1. Both teams won a round each before Misfits pushed EnVyUs against the wall in the third round, and then secured their $100,000 payday on the fourth round.

The tournament had $300,000 of prize money up for grabs and was hosted at the Turner Studios' ELeague arena in Atlanta, with 12 teams competing for the $300K prize pool.

NEWS SOURCE:polygon.com

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