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Over the past three days we saw quite a few tournaments in the competitive Overwatch scene. Don't worry if you missed some of the action, we got you covered with a recap of the tournaments and showmatches that happened during that time!



GosuGamers EU Weekly #2



The weekend started off with the second edition of GosuGamers' EU Weekly tournament series. In absence of the French top team, Melty, the North American and European scene clashed for the first time. Overall there were few surprises, with the North American team Hubris taking the win in dominant fashion, not dropping a single map in the entirety of the tournament. Even though the tournament was being played on the European server, we saw an all North American final, after Not Enigma plowed through their side of the bracket, dispatching both HULKtastic and fnatic 2-0.
  • 1st: [flag:us] Hubris
  • 2nd: [flag:us] Not Enigma
  • 3rd/4th: [flag:eu] fnatic
  • 3rd/4th: [flag:eu] Eccentric Gaming

Creation eSports King of the Hill EU



Saturday's competitive action was finished off with a king of the hill style showmatch between fnatic and k1ck. To win this event, either team had to take two separate Best-of-Three wins. The first one was taken 2-0 by fnatic after winning on Dorado and Hollywood. That being said, both teams drew on Gibraltar two times during this set, which forced the organizers to remove Gibraltar from play for this set. In the second set, k1ck responded with a 2-0 win of their own, taking home a win on Kings Row and Gibraltar. The last and deciding set was won 2-0 by fnatic once again, allowing them to take the throne in this event.

GosuGamers NA Weekly #2



On Sunday we saw a repeat of the previous day with Hubris taking another win in a GosuGamers weekly, this time around on the North American server. Due to the west coast server location we sadly saw many European teams deciding to skip the event. However, both fnatic and Melty tried to give the North American teams a run for their money on their home soil. Fnatic's campaign was cut short after a surprising first round defeat to the North American mixteam Sadboys, which allowed Hubris to take their side of the bracket by storm. In the other side of the bracket we saw an exciting match between the french side Melty and Not Enigma, which ended in a 2-1 win for Not Enigma and was won by a five second time difference. In the final, we saw another dominant performance by Hubris, which allowed them to take their second tournament of the weekend without dropping a single map.[/center]
  • 1st: [flag:us] Hubris
  • 2nd: [flag:us] Not Enigma
  • 3rd/4th: [flag:us] Sadboys
  • 3rd/4th: [flag:fr] Melty

ESL Atlantic Invitational



On Monday we saw the final transatlantic clash of the Beta Phase One in ESL's Atlantic Invitational. The four team invitational was being played on both servers and started off with a shocker: Melty lost their first game to another European team in the first round, after fnatic managed to beat them 2-1. Equally surprising, Not Enigma managed to snatch a 2-0 win over Hubris on the other side of the bracket to kick-start the tournament. In the winners-bracket final Not Enigma once again showed North America's dominance by denying fnatic a way to the grand final with a 2-0 victory. Hubris now had to fight their way through the lower bracket. Their first obstacle was Melty, who put out a good performance, but still lost out 2-1 on maps. In the lower bracket final, Hubris met fnatic once again, and once again took it home with a dominant 2-0. This caused us to see yet another Hubris versus Not Enigma final, which was once again won by Hubris, crowning them the winner of this tournament and arguably the strongest team in Beta Phase One.
  • 1st: [flag:us] Hubris
  • 2nd: [flag:us] Not Enigma
  • 3rd: [flag:eu] fnatic
  • 4th: [flag:fr] Melty
Over the next few days we at Icy Veins will show you complete breakdowns of several games in this tournament, explaining the hero lineups and strategies of each team. So if you still hunger for more competitive action, watch out for that!

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