The Overwatch League’s Summer season Showdown occasion was initially going to comprise a particular occasion known as the Watchpoint Wacky Workshop, which might have seen skilled gamers compete in workshop sport modes stay.
As a consequence of sudden journey delays, nevertheless, the OWL has canceled the Summer season Showdown Wacky Workshops phase simply days earlier than the occasion was scheduled to start. This choice was made on account of at the least one of many 4 groups experiencing points on their solution to Hawaii, the place the finals for the occasion will happen. Due to these journey delays, the league has canceled the side-event to supply the groups extra time to organize for his or her Summer season Showdown matches.
The Wacky Workshop occasion would have had professional gamers battle an especially highly effective Reinhardt bot in “Rein Bot 1v1” and play a number of rounds of “You Miss You Die,” a mode the place one hit will kill any participant, but when they miss, they’re those who perish.
The Summer season Showdown is ready to run from July 15 to 17, as OWL’s third event cycle for season 4, with a complete prize pool of $225,000 up for grabs. The profitable group will take residence $100,000 and three coveted league factors, which issue into postseason placements as soon as the common season concludes later this yr.
The Summer season Showdown finals bracket begins on July 15, with the Dallas Gasoline taking up the Chengdu Hunters at 8pm CT. Instantly after, the Shanghai Dragons will face off towards the Atlanta Reign.