Welcome to HND Gaming's latest Overwatch tournament! We are a large and highly active Discord community, with people from around the world. We have put this tournament together in the hopes to meet new teams and see some awesome game play. Feel free to join the discord, hangout, and meet a few of us!
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Qualifiers - Friday December 9th starting at 19:00 CET. Four group round robin format.
Each team in a group must play one another in a BO1 format, the top two teams with the most wins in their group will move to the Finals Bracket. Check-in will be 15 minutes before the start. Visual Schedule can be found here.
Round 1 - 19:00
Round 2 - 19:30
Round 3 - 20:00
Round 4 - 20:30
Round 5 - 21:00
Round 6 - 21:30
Finals - streamed via Twitch and YouTube on Saturday December 10th starting at 14:00 CET. Double elimination bracket.
There will be 8 total spots, filled by the top two teams of each Round Robin group. All games will be BO3, Grand Finals will be BO5. Each streamed match will be played 5 minutes after the previous one. All teams will be expected to be available and ready to play. All times after C1-C4 are approximations. The duration of the tournament will be about 6 hours. Visual Schedule can be found here.
C1 C2 C3 C4 - 14:00 CET
C5 L1 L2 - 14:45 CET
C6 L4 - 15:30 CET
C7 L3 - 16:15 CET
L5 - 17:00 CET
L6 - 17:45 CET
C8 - 18:30 CET
The first place team will receive €300.
Any monetary prizes for subs will be determined within the means of the winning team and not through HND Gaming.
The HND Overwatch Open IV tournament is partnered with Lioncast. Lioncast is one of the leading manufacturers of gaming accessories. Highest quality, cool design and sophisticated technology. Be part of the game.
Lioncast stream giveaways to be announced soon!
We also have several custom HND T-shirts to be won during our tournament stream! For our complete HND shirt range, visit our Teepublic HND Gaming shop!
Q. How long will the Finals bracket last? A. Approximately 6 hours
Q. When does registration close? A. Friday December 9th at 18:00 CET.
Q. Does my team have to be available for the duration of Finals on Saturday? A. Yes, matches will be played as quickly as possible, be ready to go.
Q. There are already 28 teams signed up, can I be a back-up team? A. Yes, continue with registration and check-in at the scheduled time. If a team does not check in we will fill them based on sign-up priority.
Game & Platform & Region
PC - Europe
Date & Time
Friday, December 9th
8:00 PM EET
Team Registration is allowed
Teams will be required to check-in 15 minutes before the qualifiers start. If a team does not check in they will not be seeded into the qualifiers and they will be eliminated from the tournament.
Upon registering for the tournament we require at least two people from the team to join our discord so we can directly contact them with pertinent information. (ex: Team Captain & Manager, or Team Captain & Co-Captain)
Please behave professionally at all times. This means no throwing games or saying disrespectful things in in-game chat.
Teams must contain at least 6 players and no more than 8 players. Teams are only allowed to play with their registered players. After the tournament has begun, players may only be replaced from the roster if they have not played any rounds in qualifiers or finals. Players that have been registered for any team cannot play for another team even if they have empty slots. Substitutes may not be used mid-map in a series, but they may be used mid series.
Teams will be placed into 4 different groups. You will play a BO1 game with each team in your group.
Team captains will contact one another to set up games, team captain information will be available via our Discord.
The map will be decided via the GosuGamers OWDraft website. The top team will create the map draft and set the "Starting Team" to "Random".
The game lobby will be created by the bottom team. The settings are as follows:
Names for each team in game will be adjusted to their actual team name
Map will be set to the decided one per the map draft.
1 of each hero per team
BO5 for all KOTH maps
High-Bandwidth: On (unless either team in unable to handle this)
Kill Cam: Disabled
Match results will be self reported to Battlefy.
Teams will be required to have one person on each team record their match and save it until after the tournament.
Any disputes can be discussed with an Admin or Staff member.
Qualification matches are mandatory. Missing a game or forfeiting a game will result in penalty points and/or disqualification from the entire tournament.
For the full and complete list of HND: Overwatch Open rules, please visit the rules page on our website.
All disputes will be settled by a tournament admin. HND Gaming reserves the right to change the rules without notice.
#1 • Be nice - keep things civil, friendly and positive!
#2 • Act gracefully - going to throw a fit or ninja quit the team after a loss? then we aren't for you
#3 • Don't spam - no one likes a spammer... This rule includes meme spam
#4 • Play fair - HND follows the OW ToS at all times
#5 • Limit the depravity - keep that perversive streak to a minimum
#6 • Welcome diversity - no racism, sexism, homophobia or anything else discriminatory
#7 • Have fun - right now!
Captains can report their team's score.
The first place team will receive €300.
Please see above.
Contact an Admin or Moderator on our Discord!
We will also have all Team Captains in a dedicated text channel. You will have direct access to staff members there.