The first day of the Overwatch League All-Star event has wrapped up and, by far, the highlight of the day was the Widowmaker 1v1 tournament.
Some of the game’s best Widowmakers, including Do-hyeon “Pine” Kim, Jae-hyeok “Carpe” Lee, and Byung-sun “Fleta” Kim, competed in the first-to-7, headshots only, no SMG, 1v1 duel.
diem vs Viol2t
In the first quarterfinals, Min-seong “diem” Bae of the Shanghai Dragons took on Minki “Viol2t” Park of the San Francisco Shock. While Viol2t is a support player in OWL, he does play some Widowmaker on ladder. Unfortunately, he was no match for diem who made quick work of him, winning 7-0.
Fleta vs Shu
The next quarterfinals saw Byung-sun “Fleta” Kim of the Seoul Dynasty take on Jin-seo “Shu” Kim of the Guangzhou Charge. Shu is also a support main, but he surprisingly took an early lead, going up 2-0. However Fleta quickly found his groove and took the next 7 out of 8 rounds, winning 7-3.
Pine vs JJoNak
The next match was an all New York Excelsior affair, with Do-hyeon “Pine” Kim facing reigning league MVP, Sung-hyeon “JJoNak” Bang. JJoNak is another support player, but he is known for his incredible aim.
While JJoNak was clearly outmatched against Pine, losing 2-7, this was definitely the most entertaining match of the day.
Nenne vs Carpe
In the last quarterfinal matchup, Yeon-kwan “Nenne” Jeong of the New York Excelsior faced off against tournament favorite and runner-up of last year’s Widowmaker 1v1 tournament, Jae-hyeok “Carpe” Lee.
While Nenne mostly plays Zarya in the current meta, he used to be a DPS main before joining the NYXL, playing both Tracer and Widowmaker.
This was the closest quarterfinal, and with the scored tied at 6-6, came down to a nailbiting final round where Nenne managed to pull off the upset with a clean high ground headshot onto Carpe.
diem vs Fleta
In the Pacific Division semifinals, diem faced off against Fleta. Both players rely on a flick style of aim and this game featured some of the sickest flickshots of the day.
In the end, diem proved himself the superior Widow, winning 7-4.
Nenne vs Pine
After knocking Carpe out in the quarterfinals, the Atlantic semifinal saw Nenne going up against another legendary Widowmaker in Big Boss Pine.
Nenne continued to impress and with the score tied at 6-6, finished off Pine with a clean headshot to book his ticket to the finals.
Nenne vs diem
While the rest of the tournament was played first-to-7, the finals were played first-to-9.
After winning two nail biting final round matches against Carpe and then Pine, would Nenne be able to complete his improbable miracle run to win it all?
The match started off close with both players trading kills early on.
With the score tied 3-3 diem managed to take the next three rounds in a row, before Nenne clawed his way back, winning the next two.
After that, it was all diem though, who took the next three rounds to win 9-5.
The Overwatch League All-Star event continues tomorrow with the Pacific vs Atlantic All-Star game.
Update (May 17): Bonus Round
Brenji vs Gesture
At the half time break of the All-Star game, Overwatch League caster, Brennon “Brenji” Hook challenged London Spitfire Main Tank, Jae-hee “Gesture” Hong, to a Widowmaker 1v1.
It didn’t go well for the “Bridowmaker” who ended up losing 2-7.