Overwatch Chicago presents the 2017 Summer Meltdown!
This is a one day LAN tournament consisting of 18 teams battling it out for a $3000 cash prize pool. There are two divisions in this event which will make for closer competition. Divisions will be split by skill level.
Players can sign up as a full team, with friends, or by yourself. All matches will take place at Ignite Gaming Lounge.
Incomplete teams: Fill up your team roster in our Discord - (We will randomly arrange any incomplete teams to fill slots a week prior to start.)
Overwatch Chicago is the premiere competitive scene for Overwatch in the Chicagoland area. The Overwatch Chicago League (OCL) is regularly hosted at Ignite Gaming Lounge, and the Summer Meltdown will be their first competitive tournament.
Tournament format will be single elimination, best of 3 matches. Ending in a best of 5 (pending time may be moved to best of 3).
Current competitive rules will be used. Refer to current game patch notes for any finer details.
All games will be played on Ignite computers (60hz monitors, gamepad and headsets provided) Players may use their own peripherals (mouse/keyboard/headset)
Players may not bring their own computers/monitors
Matches will be broadcasted with commentary via the official twitch stream www.twitch.tv/OverwatchChicago
In-game spectators must be approved prior to match start.
There is no cost to enter venue to spectate matches
Tournament Organizers will disqualify any individuals that violate good sportsman-like conduct or engage in any exploitative behaviors. Gambling or betting on matches is not allowed.
Maps will be pre-determined until the final match and announced by TOs. The Final maps will be determined by alternating ban system.
Prizes are based on Division and placement
Higher Division 1st Place - $1500 2nd Place - $900
Lower Division 1st place- $600 2nd place Overwatch Chicago T-Shirts
$3000 Prize pool is dependent on at least 18 teams.