Atlantic Showdown groups announced: Team EnVyUs vs. Creation, Rogue vs. Cloud9 in first round

by theScore Staff Aug 8 2016
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The two groups of Overwatch teams set to clash at ESL's Atlantic Showdown at Gamescom 2016 have been decided.

Each group will have four teams, two North American and two European, who will go head-to-head in a double-elimination bracket with best-of-three games.

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Group A will see Creation eSports attempt to break Team EnVyUs's 55-game winning streak, while top EU squad Misfits will take on Fnatic's NA roster.

REUNITED and Team SoloMid will kick off Group B, followed by Rogue and Cloud9, who are fresh off reverse sweeping Fnatic 3-2 in the qualifiers.

The Top 2 teams in each group will go on to the semifinals, and the Bottom 2 will head back to Quick Play. As is now standard, teams will only be able to field one of each hero, so we won't see six D.Vas swarming a losing control point.

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The Group Stage will take place on Saturday, Aug. 20, with the finals to take place the next day on Aug. 21.

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