We are thrilled to bring the best professional Overwatch teams in North America together to compete, while at the same time providing an opportunity for any team to make a name for themselves by playing against the best.
Tampa, Florida (PRWEB)
April 12, 2017
The Rivalcade Overwatch Rumble is a unique esports tournament format that has been met with lots of enthusiasm by players, teams, and fans alike. Eight top professional Overwatch teams were automatically invited: EnVyUs, Rogue, Immortals, Selfless, LG Evil, Cloud9, Splyce Gaming, and compLexity.
Rivalcade founder and CEO Scott O’Leary stated, “We are thrilled to bring the best professional Overwatch teams in North America together to compete, while at the same time providing an opportunity for any team to make a name for themselves by playing against the best.” The structure of the event is designed to fit Rivalcade’s inclusive mission statement, which is according to O’Leary, “Not everyone is elite, but we all can compete. Live the Battle!”
Overall, up to 64 teams will compete in the qualifying event that will take place on Tuesday, April 18th, from which the top 8 teams will advance to the group stage. Group Play will take place on Saturday April 23rd, and the Double-Elimination and Grand Finals will take place on Sunday, April 24th. All matches will be live-streamed on Twitch and Rivalcade TV.
The format for the Saturday Group Play is a best-of-3 Round Robin with 16 teams divided into 4 groups. The top 2 teams from each group will advance to Sunday’s Double Elimination Bracket, which will be best-of-3, and the final teams will rumble in a best-of-5 Grand Final match-up. For more information, teams and fans can check out the Rivalcade…