It might not be the most important Overwatch esports event of the year, but at the All-Star Weekend the entertainment value is high, and the two teams are evenly matched.
The Atlantic Division took an early lead after the Lucioball Showdown and Mystery Heroes modes, but the Pacific Division came back in the Talent Takedown, Lockout Elimination, and Widowmaker 1v1 modes to complete the reverse sweep.
Pacific leads 3-2 after the first day of the All-Star Weekend, but the main event is still to come.
The Pacific Division are ahead of the Atlantic Division after day one of the All-Star Weekend
The Atlantic Division team’s starting lineup is made up of Ark, Carpe, Pine, Jjonak, Gesture, and Saebyeolbe.
The Pacific Division team’s starting lineup is made up of Ryujehong, Fissure, Fleta, Kariv, Geguri, and Custa.
Each team also has a number of reserve players, all of whom will be taking part in the weekend’s festivities at some point.
Atlantic took an early lead after Lucioball and Mystery Heroes, two game modes which are arguably require the least actual Overwatch skill to play. Lucioball is a completely different mode to the normal game, and most of the players in the match admitted they had never played before.
Mystery Heroes gives you a random hero each time you die, so sometimes you come up against an unbeatable composition. Atlantic’s five support including two Brigitte comp carried them through a good chunk of the match.
Moving onto the Talent Takedown, featuring the commentators and analysts playing rather than the professional players, Pacific started making their comeback.
The Talent Takedown was one of the highlights, particularly for the trash talk between them
Atlantic’s team, comprising of Sideshow, Mr X, Uber, DOA, Bren, Goldenboy, and Malik tried their best to play the GOATS strategy as much as possible, but often found it hard to adapt to Pacific’s plays.
The Pacific Division had a noticeable edge in the form of desk analyst Reinforce, who actually used to be a professional player for Rogue, Misfits, and the Swedish World Cup team. The rest of the team was formed of Montecristo, Crumbz, Hex, Soe, Puckett, and Semmler.
Some interesting compositions were pulled out of the bag in the 6v6 Lockout Elimination game mode, which saw the pro players take the stage once more.
Pacific Division came out on top 3-1 in the first map, but Atlantic did manage to force a deciding map three after winning 3-2 on map number two.
The final map went down to the wire once again, but Pacific came out on top thanks to some big plays towards the end from Mickie and Kariv.
After a lengthy day of Widowmaker 1v1 battles, perhaps the surprise winner was Surefour of the LA Gladiators, who beat one of the favourites Carpe 9-6 in the final.
So, Pacific have the lead going into the final day of the Overwatch League All-Star Weekend, but Sunday holds the main event.
The best players from each division will be facing off in an actual, standard rules game of Overwatch to see who’s the best once and for all. Or at least for this year.
The Official All-Star Game starts at 7pm BST this evening, August 26.
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