The winning team donated to The Trevor Project.
Over the weekend, Overwatch 2 team Bonzi Buddies won the Toronto Defiant Community Cup for Pride! At stake was $1,000 CAD to a LGBTQIA+ charity of choice, 1,000 Overwatch League Tokens, and AMD swag bags. Here are the details.
Toronto Defiant Community Cup for Pride
Between June 24 and June 25, the Toronto Defiant Community Cup for Pride tournament featured Overwatch 2 teams duking it out for $1,000 CAD to a LGBTQIA+ charity of choice, some in-game currency, and more. The tournament involved a single elimination format and a total of five rounds. While the first to fourth rounds involved best-of-three games, the grand final was a best-of-five match.
Bonzi Buddies players went 2-0 in the first round against The Waccos. This win streak continued in rounds two and the quarterfinal against Less Than Three and Hivemind respectively. When it came down to the semifinal, Bonzi Buddies went 2-1 against 8D.
Throughout the tournament, NY Kittens also accomplished win streak after win streak. The team bested The Palmgranates, Zero Expectations, Gordon Ramsay Esports, and Silly Squad 2-0! However, the win streak ended in the grand final. Bonzi Buddies swept the team 3-0 and took home the Toronto Defiant Community Cup for Pride gold.
As the winners, Bonzi Buddies players donated to The Trevor Project, whose mission is to save the lives of young members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Overwatch 2 community and Pride Month
During the tournament, Overwatch 2 teams showed their solidarity for trans rights in the form of player icons and name cards. Released at the start of Pride Month, these in-game cosmetics are available for everyone.
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