This weekend was massive for eSports. We had a CS:Go major, Halo UGC 50K, Smash Melee Genesis 4, Gears of War Mexico, LCS is back and a Call of Duty 2k tournament (lol).
OpTic Gaming defeat Team Liquid to bring home UGC St Louis title, the Green Wall’s first title in 2017. OpTic looked dominate all weekend and gave us a thrilling Bo7 against Liquid to close out the tournament.
Overall, the event was a good one for Halo, especially as we’re entering the 2nd year of Halo 5. Prize pool was slightly low at $50,000 but viewership peaked around 26K and was hovering around 20k for championship Sunday.
Hopefully it only keeps growing from there (especially as less people watch Call of Duty)
Counter-Strike: ELeague Major Day 1
ELeague is how we’re starting off 2017 with CS:Go and Sunday was the first day of the tournament. Couple surprises with Godsent taking down the favorites, Astralis. North (Former Dignatas) losing was also an upset. Everything else seemed pretty standard. Here’s the play of the day:
Super Smash Bros Melee
Armada continues his rampage to move above “god status” in the Smash community and separate himself as the G.O.A.T in Smash melee. Winning his 3rd straight Genesis tournament and dominating 2017 in general, Armada looks set to become truly the best player in the game. Armada beat Mang0 in the finals 3-1 to secure the Genesis 4 title.
Gears of War
Team EnVyUs defeated OpTic Gaming in the grand final, in Mexico, to secure their first Gears of War trophy of Gears of War 4. This ended OpTic’s unbeaten streak in tournament play.