StriveWire Monthly Brawl March Viewer's Guide

UPDATE: Three top teams dropped out of the tournament after publishing. eUnited, OW.QQ, and The Chavs will be replaced in their groups by EURONICS Gaming, Wizards Club, and YaLLa eSports respectively. The original article follows below.

Following on from the success of the inaugural StriveWire Monthly Brawl, the tournament is set to return tomorrow for March's edition. Top teams from across Europe will be competing over two days for €500, though notably missing Ninjas in Pyjamas as before.

This is the peak of the European circuit at this point in 2017, with teams such as eUnited, The Chavs, GamersOrigin, and new team Bench Boys competing for the relatively low prize pool in an attempt to grow a sustainable tournament system for Europe.

The StriveWire Monthly Brawl is a 16-team tournament with GSL group stages and single-elimination playoffs, running over Saturday and Sunday, 4th - 5th March.

The 16 teams, listed below, will be split into four groups of four. GSL-style double elimination groups will commence on Saturday, 4th March at 16:00 CET. The top two teams from each group will progress to play in single-elimination playoffs starting Sunday, 5th March at 16:00 CET.

All matches, both in groups and in the eight-team playoff, will be best-of-three. Control maps will be played as best-of-five in regular series, with predetermined Control tiebreakers played as best-of-three; for matches in the upper bracket the decider map will be Lijiang Tower, while in the lower bracket it will be Nepal. Further rules can be found on the StriveWire page here.

StriveWire Monthly Overwatch Brawl

Prize Distribution

  • 1st. €350
  • 2nd. €150

Teams

Group A

  • EURONICS Gaming (replaced eUnited)
  • Wizards Club (replaced OW.QQ)
  • b0nkers
  • nerdRage

Group B

  • GamersOrigin
  • YaLLa eSports (replaced The Chavs)
  • ALTERNATE aTTaX
  • Cyclone

Group C

  • Movistar Riders
  • Oslo Lions
  • Pale Golden Rod
  • x4ckers

Group D

  • Bench Boys
  • ex-Tornado.ROX
  • Grand Danois
  • Vivi's Adventure

The notable new team this month is Bench Boys, the new venture featuring old names such as TwoEasy, Kryw, Kyb, and Winghaven. It's bustling with personality and playmaking ability, and this will be its second test in a tournament setting. Bench Boys played in the Rivalcade Weekly just over a week ago, reaching the finals by beating Cyclone but losing there to Movistar Riders. This tournament is more of a stacked bracket; they're in Group D with two strong tier-two teams so progressing to playoffs is not a given.

In the previous StriveWire, eUnited found victory after a shaky first game, beating The Chavs and Dignitas en route. They'll be out for revenge, as will former finalists GamersOrigin who have just returned from a LAN victory in the Montpellier Esports Show over LDLC.

Broadcasts

  • English with JoRoSaR, AskJoshy, GameWithStorm, and Slasher
  • French with HammerKick, Jenkins, Lutti, and DDaFox
  • Russian with sleepsomewhile and Exilia
  • Korean with namedHwi
#1
1 Frags +

PogChamp

PogChamp
#2
2 Frags +

Why are all the finnish teams missing? :o

Why are all the finnish teams missing? :o
#3
1 Frags +

Bench Boys to roll group d and beyond.

Bench Boys to roll group d and beyond.
#4
-1 Frags +

Wow the french get a broadcast but not German ;/

Wow the french get a broadcast but not German ;/
#5
0 Frags +

Wasn't eUnited moving to NA, Or are they waiting until OWL has a confirmed date?

Wasn't eUnited moving to NA, Or are they waiting until OWL has a confirmed date?
#6
1 Frags +
NotShadeWhy are all the finnish teams missing? :o

too small for NiP? about the others, hReds, Void Child and Ence are bubbling just under the tournament of this caliber. Also hReds are actually in Lantrek (another Finnish Lan) atm.

[quote=NotShade]Why are all the finnish teams missing? :o[/quote]
too small for NiP? about the others, hReds, Void Child and Ence are bubbling just under the tournament of this caliber. Also hReds are actually in Lantrek (another Finnish Lan) atm.
#7
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samiNotShadeWhy are all the finnish teams missing? :otoo small for NiP? about the others, hReds, Void Child and Ence are bubbling just under the tournament of this caliber. Also hReds are actually in Lantrek (another Finnish Lan) atm.

Yeah hReds are in Lantrek, Void Child hasnt proven any results to get invited into tournament, ENCE has 5 players also has no results to be invite worthy.

NiP is just chilling and streaming ranked instead playing Tournaments i guess, they cba for low pricepools

[quote=sami][quote=NotShade]Why are all the finnish teams missing? :o[/quote]
too small for NiP? about the others, hReds, Void Child and Ence are bubbling just under the tournament of this caliber. Also hReds are actually in Lantrek (another Finnish Lan) atm.[/quote]

Yeah hReds are in Lantrek, Void Child hasnt proven any results to get invited into tournament, ENCE has 5 players also has no results to be invite worthy.

NiP is just chilling and streaming ranked instead playing Tournaments i guess, they cba for low pricepools
#8
7 Frags +
SKYTRiXSHAsamiNotShadeWhy are all the finnish teams missing? :otoo small for NiP? about the others, hReds, Void Child and Ence are bubbling just under the tournament of this caliber. Also hReds are actually in Lantrek (another Finnish Lan) atm.
Yeah hReds are in Lantrek, Void Child hasnt proven any results to get invited into tournament, ENCE has 5 players also has no results to be invite worthy.

NiP is just chilling and streaming ranked instead playing Tournaments i guess, they cba for low pricepools

NiP is waiting for MSI MGA DansGame

[quote=SKYTRiXSHA][quote=sami][quote=NotShade]Why are all the finnish teams missing? :o[/quote]
too small for NiP? about the others, hReds, Void Child and Ence are bubbling just under the tournament of this caliber. Also hReds are actually in Lantrek (another Finnish Lan) atm.[/quote]

Yeah hReds are in Lantrek, Void Child hasnt proven any results to get invited into tournament, ENCE has 5 players also has no results to be invite worthy.

NiP is just chilling and streaming ranked instead playing Tournaments i guess, they cba for low pricepools[/quote]

NiP is waiting for MSI MGA DansGame
#9
-1 Frags +
blakkuSKYTRiXSHAsamiNotShadeWhy are all the finnish teams missing? :otoo small for NiP? about the others, hReds, Void Child and Ence are bubbling just under the tournament of this caliber. Also hReds are actually in Lantrek (another Finnish Lan) atm.
Yeah hReds are in Lantrek, Void Child hasnt proven any results to get invited into tournament, ENCE has 5 players also has no results to be invite worthy.

NiP is just chilling and streaming ranked instead playing Tournaments i guess, they cba for low pricepools

NiP is waiting for MSI MGA DansGame

NiP is waiting Blizzard to make move and save them cba

[quote=blakku][quote=SKYTRiXSHA][quote=sami][quote=NotShade]Why are all the finnish teams missing? :o[/quote]
too small for NiP? about the others, hReds, Void Child and Ence are bubbling just under the tournament of this caliber. Also hReds are actually in Lantrek (another Finnish Lan) atm.[/quote]

Yeah hReds are in Lantrek, Void Child hasnt proven any results to get invited into tournament, ENCE has 5 players also has no results to be invite worthy.

NiP is just chilling and streaming ranked instead playing Tournaments i guess, they cba for low pricepools[/quote]

NiP is waiting for MSI MGA DansGame[/quote]

NiP is waiting Blizzard to make move and save them cba
#10
2 Frags +

Where Dig at?

Where Dig at?
#11
0 Frags +
AdmirableWhere Dig at?

Digging towards NA i guess

[quote=Admirable]Where Dig at?[/quote]
Digging towards NA i guess
#12
0 Frags +

prize pool being too small doesn't seem like a good reason not to go when its the *only* tournament thats been announced recently

prize pool being too small doesn't seem like a good reason not to go when its the *only* tournament thats been announced recently
#13
3 Frags +
RobotWizardprize pool being too small doesn't seem like a good reason not to go when its the *only* tournament thats been announced recently

They probably make more money from streaming than this tournament prize pool.

[quote=RobotWizard]prize pool being too small doesn't seem like a good reason not to go when its the *only* tournament thats been announced recently[/quote]
They probably make more money from streaming than this tournament prize pool.
#14
3 Frags +

bench boys vs eUnited hype? Anyone? I want to see that soo badly.

bench boys vs eUnited hype? Anyone? I want to see that soo badly.
#15
0 Frags +

finally bench boys and riders in a tournament
also rox looks pretty strong on paper

finally bench boys and riders in a tournament
also rox looks pretty strong on paper
#16
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roadtodumpsterfinally bench boys and riders in a tournament
also rox looks pretty strong on paper

Without txao and nlaeer they are not so good

[quote=roadtodumpster]finally bench boys and riders in a tournament
also rox looks pretty strong on paper[/quote]

Without txao and nlaeer they are not so good
#17
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poi98roadtodumpsterfinally bench boys and riders in a tournament
also rox looks pretty strong on paper

Without txao and nlaeer they are not so good

Nesh
NLaaeR
cooller
Alexej17
Txao
Engh

this is listed

[quote=poi98][quote=roadtodumpster]finally bench boys and riders in a tournament
also rox looks pretty strong on paper[/quote]

Without txao and nlaeer they are not so good[/quote]

Nesh
NLaaeR
cooller
Alexej17
Txao
Engh

this is listed
#18
-1 Frags +
roadtodumpsterpoi98roadtodumpsterfinally bench boys and riders in a tournament
also rox looks pretty strong on paper

Without txao and nlaeer they are not so good

Nesh
NLaaeR
cooller
Alexej17
Txao
Engh

this is listed

Oh god cooller, i think he should start playing tetris or something

[quote=roadtodumpster][quote=poi98][quote=roadtodumpster]finally bench boys and riders in a tournament
also rox looks pretty strong on paper[/quote]

Without txao and nlaeer they are not so good[/quote]

Nesh
NLaaeR
cooller
Alexej17
Txao
Engh

this is listed[/quote]

Oh god cooller, i think he should start playing tetris or something
#19
0 Frags +

okto PogChamp

okto PogChamp
#20
2 Frags +

Sadly lots of teams dropped out last minute. These are the new groups:

Group A - starting Saturday 7:00 AM PST / 10:00 AM EST / 4:00 PM CET
1. [TBA]()
2. Wizard
3. b0nkers
4. nerdrage.ow
Group B - starting Saturday 7:00 AM PST / 10:00 AM EST / 4:00 PM CET
1. GamersOrigin
2. YaLLa
3. Cyclone
4. Alternate ATTaX
Group C - starting Saturday 10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM CET
1. x4ckers
2. Oslo Lions
3. Movistar Riders
4. Pale Golden Rod
Group D - starting Saturday 10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM CET
1. ex-T.Rox
2. Grand Danois
3. Vivi's Adventure
4. Bench Boys

Sadly lots of teams dropped out last minute. These are the new groups:

Group A - starting Saturday 7:00 AM PST / 10:00 AM EST / 4:00 PM CET
1. [TBA]()
2. Wizard
3. b0nkers
4. nerdrage.ow
Group B - starting Saturday 7:00 AM PST / 10:00 AM EST / 4:00 PM CET
1. GamersOrigin
2. YaLLa
3. Cyclone
4. Alternate ATTaX
Group C - starting Saturday 10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM CET
1. x4ckers
2. Oslo Lions
3. Movistar Riders
4. Pale Golden Rod
Group D - starting Saturday 10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM CET
1. ex-T.Rox
2. Grand Danois
3. Vivi's Adventure
4. Bench Boys
#21
-1 Frags +

https://puu.sh/utUbK/a34a743e3c.png

smh 2easy discord provides funny maymays

[img]https://puu.sh/utUbK/a34a743e3c.png[/img]
smh 2easy discord provides funny maymays
#22
0 Frags +

Sad to see eunites And dignitas dropping out

Sad to see eunites And dignitas dropping out
#23
0 Frags +

Bench boys scared them away Kappa

Bench boys scared them away Kappa
#24
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Too bad the big names dropped out, but I'm happy to see teams from different countries than usual like Israel and U.A.E. Always nice seeing more countries join the fray!

Too bad the big names dropped out, but I'm happy to see teams from different countries than usual like Israel and U.A.E. Always nice seeing more countries join the fray!
#25
2 Frags +

There used to be plenty of Israeli TF2 players; they were excellent despite playing with 80-100 ping in Europe. It's a scene in Overwatch that I'd enjoy seeing develop, always wondered if the Israelis would have been far better in TF2 LAN tournaments had they been given the chance.

There used to be plenty of Israeli TF2 players; they were excellent despite playing with 80-100 ping in Europe. It's a scene in Overwatch that I'd enjoy seeing develop, always wondered if the Israelis would have been far better in TF2 LAN tournaments had they been given the chance.
#26
0 Frags +
SideshowThere used to be plenty of Israeli TF2 players; they were excellent despite playing with 80-100 ping in Europe. It's a scene in Overwatch that I'd enjoy seeing develop, always wondered if the Israelis would have been far better in TF2 LAN tournaments had they been given the chance.

The iteration of cc// with MatnuN, Pescanova and Royze was always my favourite to watch, sorry adz

[quote=Sideshow]There used to be plenty of Israeli TF2 players; they were excellent despite playing with 80-100 ping in Europe. It's a scene in Overwatch that I'd enjoy seeing develop, always wondered if the Israelis would have been far better in TF2 LAN tournaments had they been given the chance.[/quote]
The iteration of cc// with MatnuN, Pescanova and Royze was always my favourite to watch, sorry adz
#27
1 Frags +

yeah, that roster actually won a title xddd

yeah, that roster actually won a title xddd
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