The Overwatch League is coming to a close in July. The Countdown Cup marks the penultimate stage of OWL for 2020, with only one more set of competition before the post-season.
The Countdown Cup is just that — the start of the countdown towards the Overwatch League postseason. All 20 teams will be vying for crucial wins ahead of the playoffs, which is set to kick off in September.
While no team will be missing out on the post-season, it’s important to rack up the wins in the Cups. The Countdown Cup is no different. The victors in NA and Asia will receive an additional three wins towards their final tally, which could be the difference between a top-seed and a middle-of-the-pack team in playoffs.
— Overwatch League (@overwatchleague) August 3, 2020
OWL Countdown Cup recap
Over in Asia, the Dragons clean swept the competition yet again to claim their second showdown title for 2020. They made light work of the New York Excelsior and the Hangzhou Spark, definitively setting themselves as the team to beat in APAC.
Last month’s champions, the Guangzhou Charge, finished in last after losing a tight 3-2 battle to New York.
In NA, the Shock have returned to the throne after dismantling the Philadelphia Fusion in the final. While their run was less clean than the Dragons, dropping three maps along the way, the win was crucial to cement themselves yet again at the top of the NA power rankings. Paris and Florida finished in 3-4th after falling to the respective finalists.
— Overwatch League (@overwatchleague) August 1, 2020
Overwatch League Countdown Cup stream
As with every Overwatch League event, you can catch the action on YouTube. Although the event is over, all the VODs have been embedded below for your convenience.
OWL Countdown Cup Day 1 – NA
OWL Countdown Cup Day 1 – Asia
OWL Countdown Cup Day 2 – NA
OWL Countdown Cup Day 2 – Asia
OWL Countdown Cup Day 3 – NA
Overwatch League Countdown Cup schedule and results
Friday, August 7
|NA||Atlanta 3 – 0 Vancouver||12pm||3pm||8pm|
|NA||LA Valiant 3 – 0 Houston||2pm||5pm||10pm|
|NA||Dallas 3 – 2 Washington||4pm||7pm||12am August 8|
|NA||Toronto 2 – 3 LA Gladiators||6pm||9pm||2am August 8|
Saturday, August 8
|Asia||Chengdu 3 – 0 London||1am||4am||9am|
|Asia||Hangzhou 3 – 2 Seoul||3am||6am||11am|
|Asia||Guangzhou 2 – 3 New York||5am||8am||1pm|
|NA||San Francisco 3 – 0 Dallas||12pm||3pm||8pm|
|NA||Philadelphia 3 – 0 LA Gladiators||2pm||5pm||10pm|
|NA||Florida 3 – 0 Atlanta Reign||4pm||7pm||12am August 9|
|NA||Paris 3 – 1 LA Valiant||6pm||9pm||2am August 9|
Sunday, August 9
|Asia||Shanghai 3 – 0 New York||1am||4am||9am|
|Asia||Hangzhou 3 – 1 Chengdu||3am||6am||11am|
|Asia||Hangzhou 0 – 4 Shanghai||5am||8am||1pm|
|NA||San Francisco 3 – 1 Florida||10am||1pm||6pm|
|NA||Paris 1 – 3 Philadelphia||12pm||3pm||8pm|
|NA||Philadelphia 2 – 4 San Francisco||2pm||5pm||10pm|
Overwatch League Countdown Cup final placements
OWL Countdown Cup NA placements
|1||San Francisco Shock||$65,000|
|5-8||Los Angeles Valiant||$5,000|
|5-8||Los Angeles Gladiators||$5,000|
OWL Countdown Cup Asia placements
|3-4||New York Excelsior||$15,000|