The BEAT Invitational will be returning for a fourth season from May 28 to the 29th, with eight North American teams competing for a $6,600 USD prize pool.
It's not $100,000,000 but the Overwatch BEAT Invitational returns for Season 4! Action takes place May 28th & 29th with @JKaplan, @TempoZP & @dashnerrr returning. Full details: https://t.co/hdkceCqR3D pic.twitter.com/PaEEwe8Fq9— BEAT esports (@BEATesports) May 21, 2018
The two-day tournament will feature EnVision eSports EnVision eSports Inactive , NRG Esports NRG Esports Contenders NA Rank #6 , Simplicity Simplicity Inactive , Grizzlys Esports Grizzlys Esports Inactive , Last Night's Leftovers Last Night's Leftovers Contenders NA Rank #5 , Bye Week Bye Week North America Rank #0 and No Clout No Clout Inactive . The eighth team and the schedule has yet to be announced.
The champions of BEAT's last season, Fusion University, will not be returning to defend their title. However, runner-ups EnVision and bronze medalists No Clout will be seeking to emerge victorious in their second attempts at a BEAT championship.
Six of the seven announced teams participated in Contenders North America, and at least four of the teams will compete in Contenders Trials Season 2 in an attempt to return to Contenders. No Clout qualified for the Open Division North America Season 2 playoffs and will need to secure themselves a top four finish to make it into Trials.
The tournament champions will take home $3,000 USD, the runner-ups will win $1,800 USD, and the third and fourth place teams will win $1,200 USD and $600 USD respectively.
The tournament will be casted by ZP and Jason Kaplan. dashner will once again take the helms of BEAT's production, with the broadcast available on BEAT's Twitch channel.
It has been confirmed that undefeated Open Division team GOATS has been added as the tournament's 8th team.