The second 2018 season of Overwatch Contenders EU has concluded.
The finals took place at the Overwatch World Cup Paris Qualifier on September 21, with Eagle Gaming taking on Angry Titans for the trophy. In the end, it was Eagle Gaming that emerged victorious, taking the series 4-1.
For Eagle, the result is to some degree redemption for their first season, in which they were the only team undefeated in the group stage but fell out of the playoffs in the first round to a 3-0 sweep by Team Gigantti. In Season Two, Eagle claimed revenge against Gigantti in the semi-finals before ultimately taking the trophy.
Eagle’s victory also adds to an incredibly successful weekend for French Overwatch on home soil. The success of the all-French Contenders team preceded victory for France in the Overwatch World Cup Paris Qualifier, with Eagle’s Nicolas ‘NiCO’ Moret competing for both teams.
Success for French Overwatch comes at an opportune time, with a Paris Overwatch League franchise among the new additions for Season Two. With the team presumably in the process of building a roster, the success of Eagle Gaming and Team France shows that there is French talent available should Paris be looking to field some domestic players.
Europe was also only the third region to have a new Contenders champion for Season Two, along with Korea and Pacific. In North America, South America, Australia, and China, the Season One champions were able to defend their title. Contenders EU champions British Hurricane, however, failed to reach the playoffs, finishing 9th-10th in the group stage.
The Hurricane, along with the other three teams in the bottom four of Season Two, will have to fight for their place in Season Three through Contenders Trials, where they will meet the top four teams of the open division.
The final placements for Contenders EU Season Two: