​Overwatch Contenders Season Zero's playoffs came and went, and let's just say this: Immortals lived up to their name. Going very nearly undefeated, their powerhouse of a lineup only lost one map against Team Liquid in the grand final.


The Winners:

  • 1st: Immortals
  • 2nd: Team Liquid
  • 3rd-4th: FNRGFE, Kungarna
  • 5th-6th: FaZe Clan, Renegades

Disqualified:

  • 7th-8th: EnVision eSports, Luminosity Gaming Evil
  • 9th-12th: Counter Logic Gaming, Toronto Esports, Arc 6, Cloud9
  • 13th-16th: Selfless Gaming, You Guys Get Paid?, Tempo Storm, Hammer Esports

Moving Forward

The top six teams from Season Zero's playoffs will move onto Season One, with Team EnVyUs and Rogue receiving direct invites due to their presence in South Korea for OGN Apex Season 3.


It could be interesting to see how those Korean-tested teams do pitted against those with a more exclusive North American presence. Both sides will have to adjust their strategy somewhat, as meta trends differ from region to region.

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Season One will begin the week of August 14, with all of its matches to be streamed live.


Agilities Dominates

It's basically impossible to carry in professional play, but Immortals' Genji player, Brady "Agilities" Girardi, came close, at least on paper – Agilities may well have been steamrolling the opposition, but it wasn't without the help of his team. Park "Kariv" Young Seo was constantly assisting him, either with impeccably-timed Discord Orbs or a Nano Boost while playing Ana.

The 'Nano-blade' combo is ferocious in the right hands, and Agilities is the right hands. There were a lot of team fights ended by his Dragonblade and excellent support from the rest of Immortals.


The end of You Guys Get Paid?

In a manner ​perhaps ironically befitting their team name, the members of team You Guys Get Paid? decided to disband following their loss in Season Zero.

​​With their players showing significant promise, it's probable we'll be seeing more of them in the near future.