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British Hurricane Claim Overwatch Contenders EU Title - Final Placements

by Joe O'Brien
Blizzard Entertainment

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British Hurricane is the Overwatch Contenders EU Season One champion.

British Hurricane is the academy team of Overwatch League side London Spitfire. As the only Europe-based Overwatch League team, the Spitfire’s is the only OWL-affiliated academy squad to compete in Contenders Europe.

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British Hurricane faced Team Gigantti in the final after both teams swept through the playoffs with relative ease. The final itself was a thrilling best-of-seven that went all the way to the seventh map before the Hurricane emerged victorious.

British Hurricane also went on to win the Contenders Atlantic Showdown, the show match against Contenders NA champions Fusion University, 3-1.

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Unlike the Overwatch League, Overwatch Contenders incorporates a qualification/relegation system. The bottom four teams will drop into Contenders Trials, where they will have to fight against the top four teams from the Open Division to reclaim a spot for Contenders Season Two.

As well as being rewarded based on final placement, teams also received prize money based on their map wins in the regular season. The full final placements for season one can be seen below:

  • 1st – British Hurricane - $40,198
  • 2nd – Team Gigantti - $21,877
  • 3rd/4th – CIS Hope - $18,030
  • 3rd/4th – Angry Titans - $18,030
  • 5th/8th – Eagle Gaming - $14,933.50
  • 5th/8th – Orgless and Hungry - $14,291
  • 5th/8th – Copenhagen Flames - $14,162.50
  • 5th/8th – Young and Beautiful - $13,006
  • 9th-10th – Team Singularity - $7,885
  • 9th-10th – Bazooka Puppiez - $7,628
  • 11th-12th – Mosaic Esports - $7,885
  • 11th-12th – That’s a Disband - $7,114