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The Overwatch Open Grand Final concluded on October 1st after a fiercely contested tournament. In the end, the European dark horse team Misfits were victorious. They defeated team EnVyUs (The same organization who had taken down the Call of Duty World Championship). The final score of the series was 3-1. Misfits were given $100,000 for their hard work to be divided among them, while the rest of the $200,000 were given out to the 12 other teams.
The final comes to much surprise as before their inevitable defeat; EnVyUs had not lost a series since Gamescom that took place back in August. Misfits snapped over a month of victories of EnVyUs. Even with the loss, EnVyUs adds to their growing legacy of being one of the premier teams in the esports FPS market.
Played at the Turner Studios’ ELeague Arena in Atlanta, GA, TBS and Twitch broadcast the finals. Of course, it is another step forward each time esports makes it into mainstream media.
Before we break down the action, if you would like to watch it play out, you can check out the Twitch replay here.
Misfits and EnVyUs played a good series, with each map remaining competitive even as Misfits started to pull away. The meta-game was fairly typical for competitive Overwatch featuring plenty of Tracer, Lucio, Winston, and Zarya. After taking one a piece, Misfits followed up with two consecutive wins to have their hands raised high as the winners.
The next major tournament for Overwatch will be the Overwatch World Cup, which will take place on November 5-6th, around Blizzcon. Stay tuned for more.