OWL 2020 Summer Showdown Asia

OWL Summer Showdown 2020 Asia

This upcoming weekend we get a break from the typical OWL style of 30 different games and break it down into two different tournaments, Asia and North America. In this Tournament page we will be going over Asia’s tournament! If you are new to the OWL make sure to check out our viewer guide here.

Participating Teams

  • Shanghai Dragons
  • London Spitfire
  • Seoul Dynasty
  • Guangzhou Charge
  • Chengdu Hunters
  • New York Excelsior
  • Hangzhou Spark

Format

  • A pre-seeded single elimination bracket beginning with a Round of 12
  • All matches played Best of 5
  • Top 4 teams from region given Quarterfinals birth
  • Top 4 teams in tournament get paid out

Prize Pool

  • $275,000 total cash prize between both tournaments
  • 1st place $50,000
  • 2nd place $25,000
  • 3rd/4th place $10,000

OWL Betting

A lot of the betting Operators don’t list the tournaments explicitly but any Operator that does offer OWL this weekend is offering the Summer Showdown matches. For Asia it is best to bet behind the Shanghai Dragons or the Guangzhou Charge with more daring fans betting behind New York Excelsior.

Where to watch the Summer Showdown

As the tournament is going on remotely there is no way to watch in person but that’s okay, between YouTube and the Blizzard Launcher it will be widely available to stream to your home!

Expectations

Favorites

Shanghai Dragons

The Dragons have topped the table since they began playing games this season and they’re the only ones to snag a Semifinals berth. Of course, there are a lot fewer teams in the Asian tournament but it is by far and away the most competitive, and of that competitiveness you should expect to see the Dragons emerge victorious.

Guangzhou Charge

The Charge have shown a lot of promise as of late and could easily find themselves in the Finals alongside the Dragons with their biggest roadblock being the New York Excelsior. They should be able to edge out a victory before falling short in the Finals when all is said and done.

New York Excelsior

It always seems weird to say New York is playing in the Asian tournament but low and behold welcome to Overwatch. Regardless the squad is top 5 in the OWL and could very well cause some upsets along their way to losing the Finals, but there’s still a chance for them.

Challengers

Seoul Dynasty

The Dynasty have been able to challenge for a top of the table standing thus far but have ultimately failed to surpass those considered better than them and because of that there aren’t too many reasons to back them, but they could always turn it up for a tournament.

London Spitfire

This squad is still young and when they finally hit their stride they will be a monster, whether or not they hit it here is unknown but they certainly could. This squad has an opportunity to prove themselves like never before and the overarching idea is that they wont be able to this time around.

Underdogs

The remaining two teams in the tournament are the Chengdu Hunters and the Hangzhou Spark, neither of which have been all that amazing but with all the rivalries in the Asian scene and Overwatch in general they certainly stand a bigger chance than those in the North American tournament. Regardless if you’re going to bet on games bet against these two teams whenever possible, and on the off chance that they manage a semifinals against one another, Hangzhou have the better squad by a mile.

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Cameron Carr

3 July 2020
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