ACGL Overwatch Festival Results

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So the massive Mettlestate game and announcement wasn’t the only top-end gaming tournament in South Africa last night.

No, in fact something far bigger and more important was happening: it was also the last leg of the ACGL Overwatch Festival. Okay so maybe I’m biased and lying here. It was in fact the final leg of the tournament but while it was run very professionally, it was targeted more towards pure entertainment than over the top competitiveness.

The Overwatch Festival ran for 2 weeks and consisted of 3 1v1 mini tournaments and 2 3v3 tournaments with the overall XP earned over all 5 legs being added together to find the top 3 players, per platform, to receive prizes. You can view all the info around prizes etc here but more importantly, in my opinion, was how simple the competition was to compete in and how relaxed and enjoyable it was.

I stepped back from eSports in South Africa a while back as I found the organisers, committees and competitors largely arrogant and hostile to outsiders – but I joined this one as my daughter enjoys Overwatch and wanted to play, and there was no way I was letting her dip her toe into the eSports world and take that abuse alone. So the first night arrived and I was a bag of nerves as to how it was going to go – but it didn’t take long to realise that the organisers at ACGL had a friendly yet firm grip on proceedings. The discord channels were all full of fun chatter, the rules were laid out simply and efficiently and they managed the entire process without any serious issues.

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They knew what their stance was when it came to starting times, disconnects and issue and everything was simply handled professionally.

There were some issues I found with their website and setup which I raised with them personally and what impressed me the most was that all feedback, negative and positive, was received openly and without any hostility. I don’t even know if all or any of my feedback will be implemented but that doesn’t matter, the fact that they took constructive criticism from people maturely was fantastic.

It was a great experience and I will definitely be entering in their future competitions on console and wish them all the best moving forward.

Check who came third in the second 3v3 leg

Oh and before you leave, here are the results: Team name and then user name if provided. The above image was just from one leg unfortunately.

PC Tournament  (79 contestants)

  1. twenty – Jordan Bouah
  2. KoObla – Abraham du PLessis
  3. Visions – Wayne
  4. LikeALike
  5. Grifflet

Xbox One Tournament (24 contestants)

  1. DYLERN – Dylan Pfab
  2. Midas2012
  3. JunkieJl
  4. JKOEN – Joshua Koen
  5. nex Plays – Canaan Friedman

PS Tournament (54 contestants)

  1. SCORPIO – Jordan Cupido
  2. YksiR-
  3. Tiano10_ZA – Cristiano Marcelino Dos Ramos
  4. xxPlasmattackxxx – Skyla Mannion
  5. sincerely_gerard – Gerard Canterbury

And yes you read that right, my daughter managed to come 4th out of 54 people and she’s 13 years old. Proud dad moment here.

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If you are interested in playing in their next festival make sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter and keep an eye on their website.

Oh and since you are all clamouring to know (you are right?) I came 8th…which I’m very proud of.

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Last Updated: June 5, 2017

Gavin Mannion

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  • Guild

    Was fun playing in the 3v3. Been awhile since I played in a tournament and overwatch was the perfect platform to play in one. Keen to play more

  • Holden ZA

    Wow, thanks Gavin for the kind words we really appreciate it.
    Our heart felt thanks for giving us a chance and taking the time to give us all the feedback.

    We will do our best to keep improving on our end. We are not flawless by any means, but will try to take steps to keep improving.

    We have a phenomenal team which made it possible, big thanks to the ACGL Family

    To the next one we go !! 🙂

    • @SargonDotA2

      “We are not flawless…”

      Rejected. I am flawless. 🙂

      *Edit: Also, nice article Gavin. We’re glad you enjoyed it. Can you confirm when you’ll be giving your daughter a PC to come play in the “real” Overwatch comps on our PC side? 😉

      • lol she has a PC.. and PC Overwatch and she does play there..

        Just not sure I want to raise a PC gamer.. I prefer well rounded individuals 😉

        • @SargonDotA2

          Hahahahaha. Nice one.

          We’re well rounded! Okay! I’ll have you know that—

          SQUIRREL!

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