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Weekend Tournament Results 8-10 July

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The weekend of 8-10 July showcased several tournaments. There were the two weekly GosuGamers cups, as well as the first qualifier for the $10,000 Beyond the Summit Overwatch #1. Alongside these, the BEAT Invitational has been progressing.

They Beyond the Summit qualifier was a double elimination event, with the top two teams qualifying for the playoff finals in August. There will be another event to decide two more qualifers next week. The lineup was a strong one, the eight teams involved were: EnVyUs, 1SHOT NG Red, Liquid, Luminosity, Splyce, Cloud9, and Code7.

As expected, EnVyUs came through the upper bracket, going 7-0 on maps along the way. It was however a breakout event for Code7. After losing narrowly to Cloud9 in the first round, they came through the lower bracket and beat Splyce, NG Red, Luminosity in a row, and then went on to win the rematch with Cloud9 to claim the second qualifying spot. This is the third different team to beat Cloud9 in as many weeks, and the discussion about who is the second best team in the world is a lively one.

The ongoing $7500 BEAT Invitational features many of the same teams, although Rogue are playing in place of Luminosity. In that event, NG Red managed to take a map from EnVyUs, who have again progressed to the Grand Final. In the rest of the event, at time of writing, Code7 have beaten Cloud9 in another close match, and await the winner of Cloud9, who have come through lower bracket, and NG Red in the lower finals. 

In the 15th week of GosuGamers Cups, Reunited beat Rogue to take down the Europe event. Creation finished in third place. In the Americas section, Nubris beat SG-1 in the final. 2sTroNk came third.

As you can see, the tournament scene has an incredibly busy schedule at the moment. Teams are improving at a very quick rate, but as it stands EnVyUs are still head and shoulders above the rest.

 

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