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$300,000 Overwatch Open continues tomorrow with European teams vying for a spot in the finals

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Overwatch’s largest-ever prize pool is nearly decided. The Overwatch Open, ran by CS:GO league bigwigs FACEIT and broadcast out of the Turner Studios E-LEAGUE arena, has already ran its North American section, resulting in Team EnVy Us reaching the finals over Fnatic. They’ll now wait to see which of the European teams can make it, with competition being broadcast live on Twitch over Wednesday and Thursday. A prize pot of $300,000 is up for grabs, with a third of that to first place.

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Group matches will take place tomorrow for all eight of the European teams, which are laid out like this:

  • Group A:
    • Ninjas in Pyjamas
    • FaZe Clan
    • Team Dignitas
  • Group B:
    • Rogue
    • Misfits
    • Luminosity Gaming
    • ANOX

Two teams from each group go through after a double-elimination format. The first matches are:

  • Group A:
    • REUNITED vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas
    • Team Dignitas vs. FaZe Clan
  • Group B:
    • Rogue vs. ANOX
    • Misfits vs. Luminosity Gaming

Winners play winners, losers play losers. Lose twice and you’re out, win twice and you’re through to the best-of-five playoff bracket between the final four European teams. That will be on Thursday, and the winner goes on to face EnVy Us for all the marbles – $100k and being crowed the defacto best team in the world. That’s Friday.

Two of the European teams – Rogue and REUNITED – fought out the finals of the last massive tournament, the ESL Atlantic Showdown at Gamescom, so expect them to be favourites to go through, and to take the tournament as a whole. More details on the Overwatch Open at the official site or on Liquipedia, and you can watch the games on Twitch below.