Overwatch Twitch streamer and Atlanta Reign content creator Fran, is hosting a community tournament. The tournament is open to any player that has competed in Contenders as well as top Open Division teams. The prize for winning the tournament was $3000. The tournament was originally scheduled for May 2nd but was eventually moved on Monday to May 4th at 1 pm pacific. With the announcement of the date change also came the announcement of a larger prize pool, now sitting at $5000+.
This couldn’t have come at a better time. One by one, Overwatch esports fans are watching Contenders teams drop like flies. On Monday, the same day as the latest update to the tournament, the Overwatch Contenders community lost Team Envy.
Today we part ways with our @owpathtopro team. Thank you to @AFoxxxxxx, @SalieriOW, @KEVSTER_OW, @FinnsiOW, @Onigod & @ojeeow for the long hours & commitment to @Envy. We wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavors. pic.twitter.com/vlU9A6Zf8v
— Envy (@Envy) April 28, 2020
The community also saw other notable teams like Clockwork Vendetta and Montreal Rebellion cut their rosters this month. This tournament will help bring the hurting Contenders community together for some fun and competition.
A Partner In Crime
On April 29th, Monkey Bubble Esports joined forces with Fran to help make this event possible. Monkey Bubble Esports is an event organizer company that helps organize, in their words, “grassroots esports” tournaments and fundraisers. This year they have helped organize and host some notable Overwatch events. They hosted the Female Legends tournament that took play last weekend, they provided coverage for the Echo Showdown and even helped stream Open Division playoffs back in February. Their news page with all the details can be found here.
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