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Overwatch Invitational eSports Event Begins on July 16

Posted on June 25, 2016

System integrator iBUYPOWER is furthering its commitment to eSports with the return of the iBUYPOWER CS:GO Invitational, accompanied by the newly introduced iBUYPOWER Overwatch Invitational. This weekend-long event begins on July 16th. Those in Santa Ana area can show up at eSports Arena to play in the free-to-play area and to compete in side events at the venue. Games will be streamed from the event floor.

CS:GO, League of Legends, Overwatch, and Super Smash Bros. will all be set up to play.

Microsoft, Intel, Western Digital, nVidia, and CEVO will all be returning this year as sponsors, working with the local SI to build a $5000 prize pool for the Overwatch Invitational. iBUYPOWER is also extending the prize pool of the CS:GO Invitational to $16,000. Attendees can sign up for the on-site giveaway by June 27th here.

For the rest of us, we will be able to watch CS:GO event on twitch here and the Overwatch event here. There will be eight teams invited for both CS:GO and Overwatch. The first four teams for both games will be announced on July 1st, and the final four teams for each game will be announced on July 8th. Complete information for the event can be found here, as well as the invited teams (when they’re announced).

Check back this week for some more GTX 1070 reviews and the forthcoming RX 480 review.

- Keegan "HornetSting" Gallick.