Overwatch Pacific Championship 2017 - Season 1

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[e][h]Overwatch Pacific Championship 2017 - Season 1
League Information
Series:
Overwatch Pacific Championship OPC
Organizer:
Blizzard Entertainment
Type:
Offline
Location:
Taiwan Taipei
Venue:
Blizzard Estadium
Prize Pool:
$ 8,300,000 TWD
(≃ $272,240 USD)
Start Date:
2017-04-08
End Date:
2017-07-01
Number of Teams:
8
Liquipedia Tier:
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Chronology

Information[edit]

An official Asia-Pacific Blizzard tournament based in Taiwan featuring professional Overwatch teams from Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong and Australia. This event is a Tournament Server competition with 2 twitch streams broadcasting live in Mandarin and in English (Links below)

Tournament is played on the weekend Fridays to Sundays;

  • Friday: 19:00 CST/ 21:00 AEST 1st Match, 21:00 CST/ 23:00 AEST 2nd Match
  • Saturday: 14:00 CST/ 16:00 AEST 1st Match, 16:00 CST/ 18:00 AEST 2nd Match, 19:00 CST/ 21:00 AEST 3rd Match, 21:00 CST/ 23:00 AEST 4th Match
  • Sunday: 14:00 CST/ 16:00 AEST 1st Match, 16:00 CST/ 18:00 AEST 2nd Match, 19:00 CST/ 21:00 AEST 3rd Match, 21:00 CST/ 23:00 AEST 4th Match

Location[edit]

  • Blizzard Estadium, 12F., No.245, Sec. 1, Dunhua South Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.).

Format[edit]

  • Competition Rules
    • Regular Season: Four Rounds of Round-Robin
      • Each of the 8 teams in OPC will play against each of the other teams a total of 4 times. Each match will be played in a best-of-five format (BO5).
    • Playoffs: Bubble Race
      • The top three teams of regular season will advance to the playoffs that will follow a Bubble Race format. There are two rounds of playoffs over a 2-week period, and each week will feature three consecutive match days. Each match day is a best-of-seven format (BO7). The team that takes two wins out of 3 match days will be the winner of a Playoff round.
      • The number 2 and 3 finishers from the Regular Season will compete in the first week of playoffs, and the winner will advance and get the opportunity to compete with the number 1 finisher of the regular season in the final week of playoffs to determine the winner of Season 1.
  • Home/Away Team Rules
    • Regular Season:
      • Eight teams will go through 4 Round-Robin matches in which each team will fight against the same opponent four times, as Home Team two times and Away Team for another two times.
      • In the best-of-five (BO5) matches, the Home Team has the advantage to decide the first, the third and the fifth maps and their attack/defense, while Away team can decide the second and the fourth.
      • Each team will have a “Home Team’s Day” once during regular season, which means that team will have home advantage in two consecutive matches on that day.
    • Playoffs
      • The team that achieved higher place finish in the regular season will have home-team advantage during the Playoffs. In the 3 match days of the Playoffs, this team will have home team advantage on Day 1 and Day 3, while the lower placed team will play as home team on Day 2.
      • In the BO7 matches, the Home Team can decide the first, third, fifth and seventh maps and their attack/defense, while the Away Team can select the second, fourth and sixth.

Broadcast Talent[edit]

Mandarin Broadcast[edit]

English Broadcast[edit]

  • Commentators:
    • New Zealand AVRL (Kevin Walker)
    • New Zealand Ezy (Dallas Whaitiri)
    • New Zealand Pixie (Matt Carroll)
    • New Zealand Smite (Matt Ross)

Thai Broadcast[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

8,300,000 TWD (~272,240 USD) is spread among the teams as seen below:

Conversion values taken from xe.com at 2017-03-24. 1 TWD ≈ 0.0328 USD

Participants[edit]

                    
                    
                    
                    
                    
                    
                    
                    

Results[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Standings
1. Flash Wolves 25-3 79-10 +69 75p
2. Blank Esports 22-6 69-26 +43 66p
3. ahq e-Sports Club 21-7 67-31 +36 63p
4. Hong Kong Attitude 16-12 58-45 +13 48p
5. Machi Esports 14-14 49-48 +1 42p
6. FireBall 10-18 36-60 -24 30p
7. DeToNator.GOLD 3-25 13-77 -64 9p
8. SunSister 1-27 8-82 -74 3p

For detailed results click here.

Playoffs[edit]

Playoffs Results[edit]

Qualification Round
  Blank Esports
4
4
-
  ahq e-Sports Club
2
1
-
Grand Final
Flash Wolves
4
4
-
June 30, 2017 - 19:00 TST
July 1, 2017 - 19:00 TST
Blank Esports
0
2
-


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