The rare bird that is European LAN Overwatch will take flight today as the Glory4gamers €5000 XTRA Cup is set to reach its climax today in Paris. A packed field of 64 contenders was whittled down to just four through online qualification. Those four teams are now on site at Studio G4G ready to fight it out for your entertainment live on Twitch and French national television.
Saturday 28th January
- 07:30 EST / 13:30 CET / 21:30 KST - Upper Bracket: Grand Danois vs The Chavs
- 09:00 EST / 15:00 CET / 23:00 KST - Lower Bracket: Team Dignitas vs Movistar Riders
- 10:45 EST / 16:45 CET / 00:45 KST - Lower Bracket Final
- 12:30 EST / 18:30 CET / 02:30 KST - Grand Final
- 1st: €2400
- 2nd: €1400
- 3rd: €800
- 4th: €400
- Daniel "Danii" Lindblad (Flex DPS)
- Andreas "Lind" Lindblad (Support)
- Eskil "Hunni" Keller-Larsen (DPS)
- Gustav "Nerfdd" Guldager (Tank)
- Kristian "Kellex" Keller (Support)
- Mikkel "MandeTrodser" Hestbek (DPS)
After qualifying over Swedish up-and-comers b0nkers 2-0, the team formerly known as Fragsters would part ways with their organisation due to lack of financial support. Now playing as Grand Danois they have paid their own way to Paris and also just made MandeTrodser a full member of the squad after a successful trial period.
- Jonas "Shaz" Suovaara (Support)
- Erik "Snizzlenose" Hedåker (DPS)
- Tamás "tomzeY" Bordás (Support)
- Christopher "ChrisTFer" Graham (Tank)
- Piotr "Sev" Hutyra (Flex)
- Mads "fischer" Jehg (DPS)
Regarded by many (including Fnatic's Hafficool) as Europe's best unsigned team, The Chavs will be looking to put on a big performance against the big names in attendance. They took down GamersOrigin 2-1 to qualify for Paris.
- Jiri "LiNkzr" Masalin (DPS)
- Jose Antonio "BromaS" Ramos Glez (DPS)
- Joshua "ToxikeN" Campos (Flex)
- Marcel "Veineless" Lehmann (Support)
- Elvinas "evokje" Padegimas (Support)
- Patrick "Wat7" Marwal (Tank)
Dignitas recently confirmed their new roster for 2017, but have been playing with new tank god Wat7 for over a month now. Despite getting knocked down to the lower bracket early in qualification they battled back to end the dreams of French fans having a French team at LAN, taking out GamersOrigin 2-1 to qualify.
- Andreas "Logix" Berghmans (DPS)
- Johan "CWoosH" Klingestedt (DPS)
- Finnbjörn "Finnsi" Jónasson (Flex)
- Dante "Dante" Zegveld (Flex Support)
- Alberto "neptuNo" Gonzalez (Support)
- Raymond "Kolsti" Tea (Tank)
Since we broke the news of the former mousesports team signing with the then unannounced Movistar Riders organisation they have switched out former Finnish tank hURRe and picked up Kolsti from GamersOrigin. So at least one Frenchie has made it to LAN! They have adjusted quickly to the change to secure qualification for Paris over b0nkers 2-1.
Coming from the lower bracket means that Dignitas or Riders will have travelled to Paris to play one best-of-three and €400 consolation. Tune in now if you want to catch the tears.