This weekend the Haste series returns with The Overguard: Haste Overwatch $1k Series 4. Among the competitors in the eight team final are defending champions KARMA, as well as defending runner-up Toronto Esports, reigning Open Division champions and current Open Division Season 2 leaders Rockets Esports, and the loaded 6RINAS squad.
Haste has become the playground for up-and-coming Open Division teams with dreams of competing in future seasons of Contenders. These teams include Toronto, who will be playing with a roster that doesn't feature a single player from the lineup they used in Contenders Season Zero. Rockets will be hoping to rebound after getting knocked out in the qualifiers by The Savages, a team that will also be in the final and most notably includes YouMustHooey. The roster of talented free agents that makes up 6RINAS will be taking the opportunity to play for an actual prize pool, rather than the Blizzard account balance they play for in the Open Division.
This tournament will serve as a rare opportunity to see many of these teams on stream. Viewers won't have to wait long to see one of the more interesting matches, as 6RINAS and Rockets Esports will play each other in the first round. The quarter-finals and semi-finals will be in a best-of-three maps format, while the grand finals will be a best-of-five.
Check out the matches this Saturday beginning at 2:15 EDT on The Overguard's Twitch channel.