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British Hurricane Claim Overwatch Contenders EU Title – Final Placements

Published: 14/May/2018 16:23 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:53

by Joe O'Brien

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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
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Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.

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Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.

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Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.