London to host the Overwatch® MGA 2016 Championship Grand Finals presented by MSI

 

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We quote from the offical Gfinity Page :

This year, MGA 2016 will descend upon London, as MSI teams up with Blizzard Entertainment’s new team-based first-person shooter, Overwatch. Featuring a diverse cast of 22 unique heroes and a variety of game modes, including Assault, Escort and Control, Overwatch allows players to swap heroes in order to adapt to the ever-changing situation on the battlefield—the action is fast and fun, and the tactical possibilities are endless.

MSI MGA 2016 is currently open for registrations to European, American and Asian teams, and is scheduled to close on the 27th September, 2016. The first Regional Online Qualifier will commence from October 4th – 11th.

The top eight teams from each Regional Online Qualifier will then compete at the Regional Finals from October 14th – 21st, in which the winning teams from each respective region will receive their invitation, alongside one MSI sponsored team, to the Grand Finals, held at Gfinity Arena, London, United Kingdom from December 7th – 8th.

The Overwatch® MGA 2016 Championship Grand Finals will feature a US$75,000 prize pool, with the victors taking home the US$40,000 grand prize, while the second, third and fourth place teams will receive US$20,000, US$10,000 and US$5,000 respectively.

For the first time in history, the MSI MGA championship will be played in the United Kingdom, so don’t miss out andsignup your team today!

If you would rather watch the action unfold live from the Gfinity Arena & Studios, spectator tickets can also be booked in advance via our official Events Page.

Overwatch is gaining traction as an esports with several prominent personalities from CSGO also participating in Overwatch. We also see several professional players playing in Overwatch competitive scene. What do you think about Overwatch? Will it improve drastically as an esport?