Academy Gaming Overwatch Weekly #22 Recap
Twenty-six teams signed on Monday evening to compete in this week’s Academy Gaming Overwatch tournament. The tournament featured a wide variety of strong teams including Velociraptor Gaming, Helix eSports, and -bird noises-.
The highlighted top eight match featured -bird noises- and Your Name Here which, to the surprise of many, ended in a clean 2-0 victory for -bird noises- moving them into the semi-finals. Velociraptor Gaming, Helix eSports, and Neutronic eSports also punched their tickets to the top four of this week’s Academy Gaming Overwatch tournament.
In an exciting semi-finals matchup we saw a back and forth battle between Helix eSports and -bird noises- which led to a 1-1 scoreline. With the final map being Route 66, Helix posted a strong defense not letting -bird noises- push the payload completely through third point. On attack we saw a stellar performance from Hobbs (Helix eSports) on Pharah which broke the defense and helped Helix advance to the finals. In the upper bracket we saw a clean 2-0 from Velociraptor Gaming setting up our finals matchup.
We headed to Kings Row in the finals for the first map which did not disappoint. Helix eSports seemed to roll right through their first attack leaving over two minutes on the clock. This forced Velociraptor Gaming to finish the map quickly to have some time leftover on the clock. With slightly under two minutes on their clock, Velociraptor forced a fight on first point and eventually captured it with 20 seconds remaining. Shortly after the capture of first point Helix stuffed the attacking team allowing the payload to barely move, and bringing them to the attacking side. On attack Helix ran into some troubles with the stern defense barely being able to capture the first point, but the snowball didn’t stop and in an insane overtime fight on the payload Helix came out on top. With a 1-0 Helix lead the game moving to Lijiang where Helix dropped point one in the map’s best of five, but came battling back into match and ended up winning 3-1.
Congratulations to the Helix eSports team on a very tough fought victory in this week’s Academy Gaming Overwatch tournament. You can check out the complete tournament bracket here.
Written by guest author Packing10 of Hammers eSports.
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