The top eight teams from each region are now ready to move on to the Regional Finals of the Overwatch® MGA 2016 Championship which will take place over the next week; October 14-21.
The aim is to reach the Grand Finals at the Gfinity Arena in London for the chance to claim the Championship title and their prizes from the $75,000 (£61,267) prize pool.
With some of the world’s most elite teams having advanced to the Regional Finals, including DetonatioN Gaming Team and KongDoo from Asia, Cloud9 and Rise Nation from North America, and NiP from Europe, the upcoming event is definitely more exciting than the Qualifiers. The teams in full from the Americas are Cloud 9, Helix Esports, Rise Nation, Tempo Storm, Faze, compLexity Gaming, Q and Team Liquid. From Europe the eight teams are Team Dignitas, T for Tilt, Besatt eSports Kings, Ninjas in Pyjamas (NIP), The Gatekeepers, Team LDLC, ALTERNATE aTTaX and melty eSport Club.
Finally the teams from Asia are MVP Space, DetonatioN Gaming Team, Mineski, Alter Ego, ACE White, KongDoo Panthera, Team Hexa and KongDoo-2.
MSI has invited casters Riku (MSI’s new Brand Ambassadress in the Philippines) and Asurai, in addition to commentator Jayce Alexander Stewart (Jaeger), to broadcast the entire event together with the famous host Justin Villaseran (Vill).
The full agenda for the Regional Finals can be seen below:
Three final teams (one from each region) will be eligible for Grand Finals in London on December 7th. Teams will be well catered for with round-trip flights and accommodation included. The final champions will walk away with a $40,000 (£32,675) cash prize.
Esports Insider says: News this week from Overwatch developers Blizzard was that over 20 million accounts have been made for the game. Events like this should ensure these impressive numbers continue to rise, but to be a top tier esport improvements need to be made from a fan and viewership perspective. You can catch all the action on MSI’s Twitch channel here.