Category: Overwatch

How To Get into Overwatch Esports | Article

How to Get Into Overwatch Esports

So you’ve just finished reading the results of an Overwatch tournament on Damage Inc or watching Overwatch League on Twitch.tv and you’re curious how you can get in on the action and go pro. Esports and is an ever-expanding industry which, despite the polish from the big names, is still in its infancy. Here’s how to get started in esports.

Get Ready to Learn

Each brand new account allows you to play Quick Play, Custom, and Arcade modes. Rank up to level 25 and learn as much as you can about the cast of 29+ heroes, map types, layouts, etc. This will build a strong backbone for you as you enter ranked play.

Climb the Ladder

Once you’ve ranked your account to level 25 you can begin testing your skills in Competitive Mode. Competitive/Ranked play separates players based a skill rating (or SR) system which go as follows:

Bronze – 1-1499
Silver – 1500-1999
Gold – 2000-2499
Platinum – 2500-2999
Diamond – 3000-3499
Master – 3500-3999
Grandmaster – 4000+
Top 500 – Highest ranked players per server (NA, Europe, Asia, etc) PER platform (PC, PS4, Xbox).

Players must at least reach Diamond rank to qualify for Top 500 status. Players at 3000SR and higher will experience decay (loss of SR) if they don’t play roughly 5 games/week.

Get Organized

Once you’ve climbed high enough (at least Diamond) it’s a good time to look for a team to play on. There you’ll learn the game on a higher level and how the six primary roles (main tank, off tank, main dps, flex, dps, main support, flex support) work and play together.

Damage Inc is a great home for tournaments for the serious and those who want to play for fun in an organized setting. Teams should register for Open Division and compete through the circuit. The highest ranked teams get invites to join the Contender’s Trials. There is another path which could work for you as well in the form of academy teams.

 

Much like the minor leagues in every professional sport, Academy Teams (like XL2 for New York Excelsior) are a talent-development team “overseen” by each OWL team. They can move players in and out of rosters and even trade! Lastly, Kephrii, EQO (Philadelphia Fusion) and JJonak (New York Excelsior) have shown that you can go from minimal organized play to Contenders teams or even Overwatch League Teams. They either jumped from being a popular streamer and top player on the ladder or played in APEX (one of the premier leagues before Contenders) and were picked up from there. Here’s a link to the current Contender’s Ruleset.

There are a few branching paths to pro for those looking to get involved. You can also take place in tournaments on sites like Damage Inc. Coaching, casting, analytics, and even journalism all have similar paths, the point is to keep learning, keep having fun, and keep getting experience!

Overwatch EU | Tournament

Introducing Overwatch EU to DI Events

We’re happy to announce we’re bringing a Bi-weekly Overwatch Tournament to DI Events. So grab your team and sign up, experience Overwatch in a truly competitive environment. 

Format / Details

This will be a 6v6 Single Elimination format and hosted on EU. The Tournament will begin on the 19th of January 12:00 GMT and run every 2 weeks from then on. Sign-ups begin 2 weeks beforehand and will close 30 minutes before the event is due to begin. To sign up, head here for instructions.

Prize Pool

1st Place: $30

Rules can be found here, please note these will be updated to the current patches and competitive scene, so please re-check them before the Tournament starts.

We will also be creating highlight reels of the Tournament. You can use our awesome partner Medal TV to snap your worthy or funny moments, send them into us using the Medal TV Discord Channel and end up on the Livestreamed segment!

We look forward to hosting these events with you and adding more in the near future, don’t forget to join our Discord for the latest updates and to give feedback!

Rocket League Weekly

Hello Players! After the initial success of the League of Legends and Overwatch Open tournaments, we’re going to continue to further increase our reach to more corners of gaming! To do this we’re now going to be hosting Rocket League and Battlerite tournaments, starting this weekend on the 29th April! Further details below.

 

Damage Inc: Battlerite

Have you ever been interested in showing off your skills? Perhaps you’re interested in taking the next step to improving? Grab your team or friends and have a crack at this 3v3 Bi-Weekly tournament thats open to all!

 

Format:

Tournaments are run Bi-weekly on Sundays at 15:00 EST, with the first event being on the 29th April. They’re Single Elimination format being hosted solely on the US-East server.

 

Prize Pool:

There is a potential prize pool if a certain target of teams are met, provided by Damage Inc.

 

Damage Inc: Rocket League

Get those engines checked and the tires pumped, its about to get ferocious on the field as we prepare to start a 5 week long league to determine the greatest drivers! So go grab a friend,  ignite those rockets and have a blast in these 2v2 tournaments! Open to all.

 

Format:

There are 4 qualifiers being hosted every Sunday between the 29th April till the 20th May at 16:00 EST. If you place in the top 4 teams, you’ll then get invited to the finals on the 27th May!

Each Event is Double Elimination format.

 

Prize Pool:

There is 100 ingame keys up for grabs overall and there is a potential prize pool if a certain target of teams are met, provided by Damage Inc.

 

Continuing League of Legends and Overwatch

The two events so far have been a huge success, beating our expectations and showing just the start of what can become gigantic. You may see us alter the times or clean up the rules a bit here and there as we discover further ways to improve our events, but we’re glad to see them growing.

The next League of Legends event is on the 29th April and the next Overwatch event is on the 6th May, More information can be found here: League of Legends and Overwatch.

Have any questions or inquiries? Contact us at:

Stream:

(Interested in Casting? Contact Mr Saiyan#3684  on our discord)

The team behind D.I Events is looking forward to hosting spectacular events and bring the title of ‘Damage-Inc’ in to the fast growing entertainment business that is esports, with events that’ll set expectations high for years to come!

Overwatch Biweekly Tournament

Damage Inc: Overwatch

Hello Hero! Tired of having no support and two ninjas running around not really knowing what’s going on? They’re your friends aren’t they? Well, how about having your two ninja friends running around in a competitive setting with the chance to win cash prizes? Interested? Good! Go and grab your friends and join up!

 

Format/Details:

Tournaments are run Bi-weekly on Sundays at 16:00 EST, with the first event being on the 22nd April. They’re Single Elimination format being hosted solely on the American server.

 

Prize Pool:

There is a potential prize pool if a certain target of teams are met, provided by Damage Inc.

Have any questions or inquiries? Contact us at:

Stream:

(Interested in Casting? Contact Mr Saiyan#3684 on our discord)

The team behind D.I Events is looking forward to hosting spectacular events and bring the title of ‘Damage-Inc’ in to the fast growing entertainment business that is esports, with events that’ll set expectations high for years to come!