MLG Vegas teams announced

Last month MLG announced a $100,000 Overwatch tournament at MLG Vegas. The 8 team invitational tournament at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is scheduled to run on December 16th-18th, but questions abounded about the teams. Would it be an NA only event? Would nV and NRG play, since they're in Korea just beforehand?

Questions that have now been answered, thanks to this announcement from MLG:

Invited Teams

  • compLexity
  • Fnatic
  • NRG
  • Liquid
  • Rise Nation
  • FaZe
  • Cloud9
  • EnVyUs

Reportedly 12 teams were being considered for the 8 slots, and teams such as Luminosity and Immortals have notably missed out. Region-locking in Overwatch remains a sticky issue with teams frequently moving their base to reside in another region. The event seems to have been conceived as an NA-only event, which one would have expected to exclude top European teams and potentially even FaZe, but it appears MLG are content that these teams live in North America even if the players are not from there originally. Clearly however, some teams are upset at the lack of invite...

As a top North American event though, this will be the best so far. With the same format as ESL Atlantic Showdown, it will provide an opportunity for the best teams in NA to prove their placings.

#1
7 Frags +

Would have been a good excuse to have an online playoff :D

Would have been a good excuse to have an online playoff :D
#2
6 Frags +

Important to note that this will likely be played on the new patch. Really sad that we won't see Rogue there though. I'm looking forward to new C9 vs NV at least, should be entertaining.

Important to note that this will likely be played on the new patch. Really sad that we won't see Rogue there though. I'm looking forward to new C9 vs NV at least, should be entertaining.
#3
6 Frags +

ez for hafficool

ez for hafficool
#4
-2 Frags +

Missing possibly the best four teams in Overwatch for arbitrary reasons, but should be good for local fans.

Missing possibly the best four teams in Overwatch for arbitrary reasons, but should be good for local fans.
#5
7 Frags +
fraacMissing possibly the best four teams in Overwatch for arbitrary reasons, but should be good for local fans.

it's pretty obvious they want an NA only tournament

[quote=fraac]Missing possibly the best four teams in Overwatch for arbitrary reasons, but should be good for local fans.[/quote]
it's pretty obvious they want an NA only tournament
#6
3 Frags +

The rules had stipulations about NA residence and also age restrictions for playing.

The rules had stipulations about NA residence and also age restrictions for playing.
#7
2 Frags +

Shadowburn and numlocked moving to NA?

Shadowburn and numlocked moving to NA?
#8
1 Frags +
AdmirableWould have been a good excuse to have an online playoff :D

Maybe because they want seagull, but NRG is only rank 5-8 NA teams, they most likely won't make it to top8 with KR pin.

[quote=Admirable]Would have been a good excuse to have an online playoff :D[/quote]

Maybe because they want seagull, but NRG is only rank 5-8 NA teams, they most likely won't make it to top8 with KR pin.
#9
4 Frags +
fraacShadowburn and numlocked moving to NA?

The EU half of FaZe are also set to move to NA in 2 months or so according to TwoEasy

[quote=fraac]Shadowburn and numlocked moving to NA?[/quote]
The EU half of FaZe are also set to move to NA in 2 months or so according to TwoEasy
#10
0 Frags +

wait, didnt I see something that rogue (the team) relocated to nevada?

wait, didnt I see something that rogue (the team) relocated to nevada?
#11
10 Frags +

I wanna mod it

http://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/emoticons/v1/115197/1.0

I wanna mod it [img]http://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/emoticons/v1/115197/1.0[/img]
#12
12 Frags +
UncleswaggI wanna mod it http://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/emoticons/v1/115197/1.0

Has anyone ever told you that you may have a problem

[quote=Uncleswagg]I wanna mod it [img]http://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/emoticons/v1/115197/1.0[/img][/quote]

Has anyone ever told you that you may have a problem
#13
4 Frags +
SideshowUncleswaggI wanna mod it http://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/emoticons/v1/115197/1.0
Has anyone ever told you that you may have a problem

Modding fetish

[quote=Sideshow][quote=Uncleswagg]I wanna mod it [img]http://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/emoticons/v1/115197/1.0[/img][/quote]

Has anyone ever told you that you may have a problem[/quote]

Modding fetish
#14
6 Frags +

http://i.imgur.com/aSVjtu7.png

[img]http://i.imgur.com/aSVjtu7.png[/img]
#15
0 Frags +
zappishttp://i.imgur.com/aSVjtu7.png

Funny how mlg did not invite EU teams, rogue seemd to be upset. Tervetuloa Zappis!

[quote=zappis][img]http://i.imgur.com/aSVjtu7.png[/img][/quote]
Funny how mlg did not invite EU teams, rogue seemd to be upset. Tervetuloa Zappis!
#16
2 Frags +

Hopefully this sheds some light on why Rogue wasn't invited:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/5cxcqn/mlg_vegas_na_invitational_teams_announced/da04gi5/

Hopefully this sheds some light on why Rogue wasn't invited:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/5cxcqn/mlg_vegas_na_invitational_teams_announced/da04gi5/
#17
0 Frags +

Prediction:

1st EnVyUs
2nd Fnatic
3rd FaZe
4th C9
5th CoL
6th Rise Nation
7th NRG
8th Liquid

Prediction:

1st EnVyUs
2nd Fnatic
3rd FaZe
4th C9
5th CoL
6th Rise Nation
7th NRG
8th Liquid
#18
0 Frags +

1st fnatic
2nd faze
3rd envy
4th c9
5th liquid
6th nrg
7th col
8th rise nation

1st fnatic
2nd faze
3rd envy
4th c9
5th liquid
6th nrg
7th col
8th rise nation
#19
0 Frags +

1st FaZe
2nd Fnatic
3rd EnVyUs
4th CoL
5th C9
6th Liquid
7th NRG
8th Rise Nation

1st FaZe
2nd Fnatic
3rd EnVyUs
4th CoL
5th C9
6th Liquid
7th NRG
8th Rise Nation
#20
1 Frags +

1st C9
2nd Fnatic
3rd EnVyUs
4th FaZe
5th Rise Nation
6th Liquid
7th CoL
8th NRG

1st C9
2nd Fnatic
3rd EnVyUs
4th FaZe
5th Rise Nation
6th Liquid
7th CoL
8th NRG
#21
1 Frags +

NRG will be not bad by then, I'd like to think.

NRG will be not bad by then, I'd like to think.
#22
2 Frags +

With all these new Team Lineups it will be pretty interisting

With all these new Team Lineups it will be pretty interisting
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