Currently, the future of Overwatch is completely unclear. More and more eSports organizations are following the suits of Red Reserve, Denial eSports, Splyce, and Team SoloMid that dropped their Overwatch squads and ended their Overwatch efforts for good.
Besides that, Blizzard is reducing the number of Overwatch tournaments by making obtaining licenses for the organization of those tournaments hard to get. Additionally, many are also worried about the Overwatch League and what might come out of that as well. Unofficial announcements of the costs for the participation in this competition further deepen the concerns.
Rivalcade not Giving up on the Rumble
However, one tournament seems to be going strong. Rivalcade has announced that they will be organizing Overwatch Rumble once again this month. According to their statement, the May edition of the Overwatch Rumble will be played from May 27th to May 28th. Rivalcade has also announced the names of the teams that have been already invited to this tournament. Those teams are Cloud9, CLG, LG Evil, Rise Nation, Renegades, Immortals, Selfless Gaming, and Evil Geniuses.
Rogue not Returning to Defend the Title
As it can be seen, the list of the teams that were invited does not include Rogue and Team EnVyUs. These two teams are competing at the Overwatch APEX taking place in South Korea at the same time as the May edition of the Overwatch Rumble.
The first Overwatch Rumble tournament was played in April and in that tournament, Rogue displayed the best performance. In the end, they managed to win the title and the share of the $10,000 prize pool. However, Rogue will not be participating in this tournament. Hence, this will be an opportunity for other teams to show what they can do and to win the title at this tournament.
Besides that, the final match of the April’s edition of the Overwatch Rumble featured Rogue facing Team EnVyUs. With both of these teams out of the competition, other teams will be poised to put forth their best efforts to claim the victory.
All Teams Looking for Their Chance
The most recent Overwatch competition that was played was the CyberPowerPC’s Extreme Gaming Series Spring Invitational. At this event, LG Evil and CLG made it to the grand finals. In the finals, LG Evil proved to be better, and they managed to seize the day. With both of these two teams being directly invited for the Overwatch Rumble, there is a possibility that the matter of the winner could be resolved between them.
However, other teams such as Cloud9, Immortals, Selfless Gaming, and others will also want to prove their worth. They will likely try to use the Rogue’s and Team EnVyUs’ absence to claim the victory for themselves.
The remaining eight spots at this tournament will be filled by the teams that go through the open qualifiers. Interestingly, these qualifiers also feature the prize pool of $5,000. This prize pool will be completely independent of the prize pool for the Main Event.
The winner of this month’s tournaments will be awarded $6,000 while the runner-up will receive $3,000. A team that finishes in the third place will be awarded $1,000. The format of the competition has not been confirmed yet, but it is expected that all the information will be available in a couple of days.