The Atlantic Showdown is right around the corner, as Overwatch Contenders teams from North and South America travel to Germany to face their fellow opponents from Europe. And there is a lot more on the line for everyone than just their share of the US $125,000 total prize pool. Regional bragging rights are taken to another level—winning the Showdown will guarantee your region an additional starting slot at The Gauntlet later this year, while placing fifth and sixth will cost your region a starting slot.
A place to make history
TaKeTV Studios is a historical place for Overwatch, as it hosted the first ever LAN after the game was officially released in May 2016. Three days of nail-biting action will start on Friday, May 31, at 4 p.m. CEST/7 a.m. PDT/11 a.m. BST (Brazilian Standard Time), with a total of 10 matches broadcasted live on Twitch across the weekend. On Saturday, June 1, the action starts again at 4 p.m. CEST/7 a.m. PDT/11 a.m. BST, and on Sunday, June 2, we are live an hour later at 5 p.m. CEST/8 a.m. PDT/12 p.m. BST.
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Lowkey Esports – South America
Powered by the core of Brazil’s national team, Lowkey Esports confirmed why they are the All-Star squad from the South American region after dominating Season 1 as undefeated champions. An amazing feat for sure, but this super team was formed with a bigger objective in mind: the Atlantic Showdown throne!
Fusion University – North America
Fusion University is the most decorated team coming to the Atlantic Showdown, with four Contenders titles to their name. The one title they don’t have, however, is a Showdown win. After losing last year to the British Hurricane, they’re looking to settle the score.
Angry Titans – Europe
Angry Titans enter the Showdown as the home team and reigning European champions. The Titans needed three consecutive final appearances to finally take the European crown, but as they say in Germany: “Aller guten Dinge sind drei”—third time’s a charm!
Atlanta Academy – North America
Atlanta Academy were victorious in the tie-breaker match for second place in North America, and they are looking for more. As the only team bringing two-way players to the Showdown, Atlanta are certainly looking for big results.
British Hurricane – Europe
Hurricane are London Spitfire’s Academy team and reigning Atlantic Showdown title holders, after they defeated Fusion University in 2018. The possibility of a revenge match is enticing!
Team Envy – North America
The Dallas Fuel academy team finished their season with a perfect record, dropping only 6 maps throughout the entire competition. Their multinational roster, hailing from North America, Europe, and Australia, will be very keen to continue their run.
Sit down and relax
Now that you know more about the teams and where and when to watch the games, let us introduce you to your casting team.
Enjoy the show!