Overwatch Contenders EU Season 3 – A Season in review
Angry Titans: the Titans of European Overwatch
Following a narrow defeat at the hands of Eagle gaming in the season 2 finale, Angry Titans came into season 3 with high hopes. The initial line-up has been together for the last 2 seasons of Contenders now and has developed an excellent synergy. The only difference between this season’s line-up and the one from last season, is that we sadly had to say farewell to our headcoach Packing10. Thank you for all your hard work, Mike. The Titans would later in the season find a new headcoach in Opti, coming over from North American Contenders team Skyfoxes. With him, he brought assistant coach Faustus. Angry Titans also found a new analyst in Wrath, after their previous analyst departed to work in the Overwatch League under the Atlanta Reign.
The first match of the season was a though one. Orgless and Hungry’s lineup looked stronger than ever before with a newly improved DPS lineup on their side. Never the less, the Titans managed to pull out a decisive 3-1 victory over the Swedish upcomers. In week 2 AT faced off against Shu’s Money Crew, a team with Contenders veteran players which came into the competition through Trials. Though SMC was definitely the underdog in this matchup, they managed to achieve a surprising victory over Angry Titans. Proving that no matter how titanic you are, you should never underestimate and opponent. The Titans managed to pull themselves back on track in the following weeks though. Winning an easy game against a struggling We Have Org (4-0) in week 3. As well as beating group leader One.PoinT (3-1) in the following week. Never the less, inconsistencies still plagued the team, losing 3-1 to British Hurricane in the final week of the regular season. With a 3-2 (+5) final result in the group stage, Angry Titans managed to secure themselves a second place in group B, qualifying them for playoffs.
In the Contenders quarter-finals, the Titans faced Russian organization Winstrike Team. Though in the first half Angry Titans didn’t seem to have much trouble in the matchup, Winstrike came back in the second half of the match, turning a 2-0 backlog in a tied 2-2 score after 4 maps. AT managed to just pull ahead of their Russian opponents in the last man. Taking the map 3-2 and sending them to the semi finals. In those semi’s they faces the Samsung MorningStars. The team from Italy was so far regarded as the strongest team in the competition, as it was the only one that did not lose a match yet over the course of the season. This was soon about to change, as Angry Titans won the match 3-0 without much effort. Setting the ante for the Contenders season 3 finale Angry Titans – Team Gigantti.
The first half of the finals belonged to the Fins as Gigantti was up 2-0 by the break. The Titans managed to pull back one map, but not before Gigantti put the game on a match point with a 3-1 score line. AT fought hard and valiantly, even picking up another map and making it 3-2. But at the end Team Gigantti was the better team and closed out the series 4-2, becoming Overwatch Contenders Season 3 champions.
With 2 2nd place finishes, Angry Titans will be hunting for the Contenders title come 2019. In 2019, the Contenders seasons will be longer, ensuring more stability for the team. Come cheer on our titans next Contenders season.