American Tornado defeat Odyssey 4-3 in the Overwatch Contenders Season 1: North America

Today American Tornado takes on Odyssey in the Overwatch Contenders Season 1: North America June Grand Finals.

Overwatch Contenders is a major-level tournament series for Pro Players paving the way to the highest tier event, the Overwatch League. There are 5 contender regions: North America, Europe, China, Australia, and Korea. The combined prize pool from all regions for the year is $1,300,000 USD. Today is the North American regional finals.

American Tornado is a well-known team throughout contenders. They were the champions in Overwatch Contenders 2020: The Gauntlet North America and Contenders 2020 NA Season 2 November & September. Also, this year they were the Winners of Contenders 2021 Season 1 May.

Mapwise scores

Lijang tower
American Tornado 2-1 Odyssey
Temple of Anubis
American Tornado 2-3 Odyssey
American Tornado 3-4 Odyssey
American Tornado 1-2 Odyssey
American Tornado 2-1 Odyssey
Watchpoint: Gibraltar
American Tornado 2-0 Odyssey
Lijang tower
American Tornado 2-0 Odyssey

Map Analysis

The first map was Lijang Tower. Both teams managed to secure a point each was on a tie needing just one point to take the map. In overtime with Odyssey at 99% AT managed to flip the point and secure the map. The second map was Anubis where both teams were tied at 2-2. But Odyssey had time remaining and on the 2nd round, they managed to capture 1/3rd of the point and take the win.

In the 3rd map, we see another repeat of Anubis with both teams getting a 3-3 and Odyssey clinching the map in the end. In Dorado, Odyssey manages to push the payload past 2 checkpoints but fails to complete the 3rd. But they hold up a superb defense and manage to stop AT before the 2nd point.

With Odyssey already securing 3 maps they need only 1 more map to take the series. In Hollywood however, they failed to complete the streets phase which AT manages to easily push past and take the map. The next map was Watchpoint: Gibraltar which AT pushed all 3 points. Later, AT pulled off a strong defense and stopped Odyssey from taking a single point.

AT managed to make a comeback and equalize the score to 3-3 and now the next map determined which team would take the series. The last map was Busan where AT taking the first point, also at 99%-99% also stole the 2nd point from Odyssey as well.

Thus, after a nail-biting final American Tornado are the back to back Contenders NA champions!

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