Overwatch Chicago presents the 2018 Winter Freeze up!
This is a one day community LAN tournament consisting of 18 teams battling it out for a $1600 cash prize pool. There are two divisions in this event which will make for closer competition. If you believe you have what it takes to take the top prizes, register for the high stakes! If you're less confident, go for the low!
High Stakes - Anyone of any skill level can sign up for this division! You're playing for a total prize pool of nearly $1200
Lower Division- Anyone can sign up for this division too! However, you'll be playing for a total prize pool of $400
Players can sign up as a full team, with friends, or by yourself. All matches will take place at Ignite Gaming Lounge.
Incomplete teams: You can fill up your team roster in our Discord - (We will randomly arrange any incomplete teams to fill slots a week prior to start.)https://discord.gg/SjSDhGC
Overwatch Chicago is the premiere competitive scene for Overwatch in the Chicagoland area. Overwatch Chicago regularly hosts league-style games at Ignite Gaming Lounge, and the Winter Freeze up will be their second 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 (144hz monitors, gamepads, mouse, keyboards, headsets provided) Players may use their own peripherals (mouse/keyboard) NO HEADSETS
Players may not bring their own computers/monitors.
Matches will be broadcasted with commentary via the official twitch stream www.twitch.tv/OverwatchChicago
All wining teams will be immortalized on our Plaque of Champions! Additional prizes are based on Division and placement:
High Stakes- 1st Place - $735, 2nd Place - $450
Low Stakes - 1st place- $300 2nd place- Approximate value of $120 in prizes (Items TBD)
$1600 Prize pool is dependent on at least 18 teams. * *No refunds after 1/7/18
3341 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, USA
Free street parking available and small lot