Strange to say, if any Overwatch League teams participate in a community tournament they are very likely to win it. Those of the Experimental Card Tournament “discovered” it.
The Flash Ops: Experimental Card Tournament was held in four regions from March 26-28, and unlike previous tournaments, which had a hard limit for Overwatch League players, each franchise in the league had to field at least three players for the tournament. Thanks to this rule, Overwatch League teams took home the top prize in each region, turning the Experimental Card Tournament into one pre-season clash. Each region had a $ 10,000 prize pool and the tournament champions took home $ 5,000. For the occasion A new rewarding method for spectators was also tested: by linking your blizzard account to that of Youtube, it was possible earn Overwatch League Tokens, a skin and sprays, a system that we will certainly see implemented at the beginning of next season.
Here is a summary of the performances of the teams awaiting the start of the next season of the championship.
Most of the Overwatch League talent comes from South Korea, but since so many players moved to the States before the season began on April 16, the region’s tournament wasn’t as rich as expected. The New York Excelsior, trying to keep it simple, they entered the tournament as NYXL. They passed the competition with ease and took home the region’s $ 5,000 prize.
The Chinese region finals saw dTwo powerful teams with Overwatch League talents take on fierce battle. The Peek-a-Boo, composed mostly of players of the Chengdu Hunters, he faced a team full of players of the Shanghai Dragons as Joon “Erster” Jeong. The Peek-a-Boo ended up defeating the Dragons team with a score of 3-2 and took the region prize. According to Reddit viewers, Hunters main tank Ding “Ameng” Menghan showed off his very rare abilities by Reinhardt to achieve victory.
Europe / Middle East
Tons of Overwatch Contenders players showed up for the EMEA tournament version of the experimental card ma Paris Eternal decided to show their former colleagues why they were promoted to the Overwatch League. General Manager Molly “AVALLA” Kim brought her players together to create the best mix of 2021 and led them into battle. In the semifinals, only Best Nightcore Mix 2021 and three of the best European contender teams remained in contention for the trophy. The Paris Eternal roster, playing under their mixtape pseudonym, defeated the Overwatch Contenders New Kings team with a final score of 3-1.
Most of the teams in the competition ended up in the North American region, where multiple Overwatch League franchises have lined up their entire rosters to win the first prize. Teams like Florida Mayhem, Dallas Fuel, and Washington Justice have come a long way in the tournament but they did not live up to the final round. ReaperFriday, also known as Atlanta Reign, faced Boston Uprising, renamed JOOKGA, in a tense final. Both teams presented their best compositions for the finals but the ReaperFriday have let themselves go a little too far and the JOOKGAs have taken advantage of mistakes to go on to win the prize in North America with a score of 3-1.