The greats gathered.
The inaugural Overwatch League All-Star weekend has come and gone, and the Atlantic Division has walked away as the big winner.
The Atlantic Division beat the Pacific Division 4-1 this past weekend, with 35 All-Stars taking part in the event. The Pacific Division kicked things off, winning the first map (King’s Row) before the Atlantic Division took out a clean sweep of the remaining four games.
As part of proceedings, Ponghop ‘Mickie’ Rattanasangchod of the Dallas Fuel was awarded the Dennis Hawelka Award for having the most positive impact on the Overwatch community. The award honours Dennis ‘INTERNETHULK’ Hawelka, described by Blizzard as “a notable member of the Overwatch community” who passed away in November of last year.
Other All-Star results are below, thanks to Blizzard.
The Overwatch League broadcast talent left the analyst deck and casting booth to compete on-stage at Blizzard Arena, while Overwatch League players Mickie, Bischu (LA Gladiators), Custa and Agilities (LA Valiant) helped broadcast the games. There was plenty of friendly trash talk on both sides, but the Pacific team swept the best-of-three series 2-0, led by Jonathan “Reinforce” Larsson and Soe Gschwind-Penski, who won the Talent Takedown MVP award.
Widowmaker 1v1 Challenge
There were plenty of close matchups on both sides, but in the end, Surefour of the LA Gladiators was crowned the best Widowmaker player on Sunday. Surefour defeated Carpe from the Philadelphia Fusion in Monday’s skill game finale with a score of 9 to 6.
The opening event of All-Star Sunday went to the Atlantic Division in a tight 2-1 best-of-three series victory. Poko from the Philadelphia Fusion – best known for his D.Va play – scored several goals, including the series winner, with less than a minute to go in the final match.
Hammond and Symmetra made their Overwatch League debut as six All-Stars from both the Atlantic and Pacific Divisions competed in a best-of-three Mystery Heroes game. Despite some big plays from the Pacific Division in the opening map, the Atlantic Division won the series 2-1.
New York’s Saebyeolbe and his Atlantic Division teammates maybe should have practiced, as the Pacific team defeated its counterpart in Lockout Elimination 2-1.
The books have closed on the 2018 season, but there’s lots to follow in the offseason. Each of the 12 inaugural season teams can re-sign their own players up until 9 September, after which unsigned players will become free agents. Expansion franchises have an exclusive free agency window beginning 10 September to sign free agents. An open signing window for all teams begins on 10 October. Additionally, the transfer window for trades is now open.
Overwatch is currently available on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.