BH @AMurderOfBears wins Overdrive Series Week 1!

Overdrive Series kicks off to a strong start last week! Eight musical fighters battle their way through a bracket of over one-hundred players to reach their first Top 8!

Unfortunately, TSB Mynus was unable to participate in the finals. However, because he managed to reach Top 8 from the Winner’s side, he finishes in fifth place and wins 175 league points as a result. Meanwhile, the remainder of the bracket proceeds to give us an excellent showing on our first broadcast for the Overdrive Series!

3-0 outcomes were at an all-time high from the Winner’s side, with an occasional dose of 3-1s seen in Loser’s Bracket. Of all the players, Blue Hurricane’s BjornSonOfBear does not drop a single game as he plows through the bracket to become our first Overdrive Series winner!

Final Results

1st – BH BjornSonOfBears
Prizes: 300 league points

2nd – TSB Blaze
Prizes: 250 league points

3rd – SUGOI Munsu
Prizes: 225 league points

4th – Toki
Prizes: 200 league points

5th – VogueKun
Prizes: 175 league points

5th – TSB Mynus
Prizes: 175 league points

7th – Octo
Prizes: 150 league points

7th – Zinac
Prizes: 150 league points

Match Log

Winner’s Semifinals

TSB Blaze (Raven): 0 vs. BH BjornSonOfBear (Chipp Tanuff): 3

(because TSB Mynus was unable to participate, SUGOI Munsu advances by default)

Loser’s Bracket

Voguekun (Kum Haehyun): 3 vs. Octo (Potemkin): 0

Zinac (Faust): 1 vs. Toki (Axl Low): 3

Loser’s Quarterfinals

TSB Blaze (Raven): 3 vs. Voguekun (Kum Haehyun): 1

(due to Mynus’s absence, Toki advances to Loser’s Semifinals)

Loser’s Semifinals

TSB Blaze (Raven): 3 vs. Toki (Axl Low): 0

Winner’s Finals

BH BjornSonOfBear (Chipp Zanuff): 3 vs. SUGOI Munsu (Elphelt): 0

Loser’s Finals

TSB Blaze (Raven): 3 vs. SUGOI Munsu (Elphelt): 0

Grand Finals

BH BjornSonOfBear (Chipp Zanuff): 3 vs. TSB Blaze (Raven): 0

Congratulations to BjornSonOfBear for the victory! As well, shout-outs all around to the players for supporting the Overdrive Series! If you missed out on the action, you can check out our archive on YouTube.

As a reminder, whoever holds the highest amount of league points at the end of the series will win a fully paid trip to Evolution 2017, provided by Stream.Me! This package includes coverage for registration fees, hotel fees and travel fees. EVO itself will take place at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, where Guilty Gear XRD will share the stage with its anime brethren, Blazblue: Central Fiction.

Below is a look at the current top ten standings for the league. To see the full standings, simply click here.

The Overdrive Series continues with its Week 2 preliminaries tomorrow night at 6 P.M. Pacific Time. Top 8 finals will be broadcast this Tuesday at 7 P.M. In order to participate, you must meet the following requirements:

  • 13 years of age
  • residence in North America (this includes Canada, the U.S.A and Mexico)
  • all brackets are played on Steam (PC)
  • must have at least 3mpbs for your upload speed
  • set-up must be wired with an ethernet cable

To sign up for Overdrive Series Week 2, head to this page.

Thanks go out to Octopimp and Rynge for their dual commentary! We’ll be happy to have them back with us tomorrow and this Tuesday, and we also hope that you, the players, will rejoin us!

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