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Overwatch APAC Premier 2017: Preview


APAC Premier 2017 is a premier international Overwatch tournament, which will be held on October 19-29 in Shanghai, China. Twelve teams from all over the world will fight for a share of a ¥ 1,560,000 (≃ $236,677) prize pool. The tournament has two locations – YUN SPACE Baoshan Venue (Week 1) and National Exhibition and Convention Center (Week 2).

Out of twelve participating teams, eight teams will be placed into two groups of four and another four teams will skip the group stage and start from the playoffs.

Group Stage

The groups are played in the Round Robin format, all matches are best-of-three. Two best teams from each group advance to the playoffs, while the other two teams are eliminated from the tournament.

Group A (October 19, 21)

Group B (October 20, 22)

EnVision eSports (NA Invited)

Afreeca Freecs (KR Invited)

Flash Wolves (OPC Invited)

Ahq e-Sports Club (OPC Invited)

MVP Space (NA Invited)

Blank Esports (OPC Invited)

Vici Gaming (OWPS Grand Finals)

Miracle Team One (OWPS Grand Finals)


The playoffs stage features single elimination bracket. Four teams are directly invited to this stage – Miraculous Youngster (OWPS Grand Finals), 1246 (OWPS Grand Finals) and two Korean teams which will be announced later.  

Prize pool distribution

1,560,000 CNY (~236,677 USD) is distributed between the teams as follows:



¥  CNY



¥ 600,000



¥ 300,000



¥ 150,000



¥ 50,000



¥ 20,000



¥ 20,000


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