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Overwatch World Cup Rosters & Predictions

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OVERWATCH WORLD CUP ROSTERS

FRANCE

France has a solid team, which proved itself during the Paris qualifier. First of their group, the French team relies on strong teamplay and individual skill to take down their opponents.

  • Dylan "aKm" Bignet (Dallas Fuel)
  • Benjamin "BenBest" Dieulafait
  • Nicolas "NiCO" Moret
  • Gael "Poko" Gouzerch (Philadelphia Fusion)
  • Benjamin "uNKOE" Chevasson (Dallas Fuel)
  • Terence "SoOn" Tarlier (Los Angeles Valiant)
  • Michaël "winz" Bignet

CANADA

Team Canada trained for the World Cup by playing in scrims against Team USA. The coaches of the two teams, Jayne and Aero, are known to be good friends and regularly practice together. This additional training and the individual skill of the Canadian players are strong assets, which could help Canada reach the podium once again.

  • Félix "xQc" Lengyel
  • Lucas "NotE" Meissner (Boston Uprising)
  • Brady "Agilities" Girardi (Los Angeles Valiant)
  • Liam "Mangachu" Campbell (XL2)
  • Lane "Surefour" Roberts (Los Angeles Gladiators)
  • Chris "Bani" Benell (Houston Outlaws)
  • William "Crimzo" Hernandez (Team Envy)

CHINA

China is the team that may surprise the most in this final stage. The group is entirely new, the only exception being Huang "leave" Xin who joined the team in 2017. Team China proved particularly efficient on control maps, with a dps trio able to create any kind of combination.

  • Huang "leave" Xin
  • Zheng "Shy" Yangjie
  • He "Sky" Junjian (Shanghai Dragons)
  • Cai "Krystal" Shilong
  • Ma "Lateyoung" Tianbin
  • Xu "guxue" Qiulin
  • Li "Yveltal" Xianyao

FINLAND

Second of the Incheon Qualifier, Finland is the only team who managed to score two sets against the defending champion, South Korea. Their raw skill made them remarkable opponents in the Group Stage, and they have the capacity to surprise even the favorite teams.

  • Joona "Fragi" Laine (Philadelphia Fusion)
  • Joonas "zappis" Alakurtti (Florida Mayhem)
  • Jiri "LiNkzr" Masalin (Houston Outlaws)
  • Timo "Taimou" Kettunen (Dallas Fuel)
  • Benjamin "BigGoose" Isohanni (Los Angeles Gladiators)
  • Jonas "Shaz" Suovaara (LA Gladiators)
  • Tuomo "Davin" Leppänen

USA

The addition of Aero as the coach of Team USA provided renewed momentum to their lineup. With a very good tank line and a reshaped team, USA has the potential to qualify for the quarter-finals, but may not be able to defeat the defending champion, South Korea.

  • Austin "Muma" Wilmot (Houston Outlaws)
  • Indy "SPACE" Halpern (Los Angeles Valiant)
  • Zachary "ZachaREEE" Lombardo (Fusion University)
  • Jay "Sinatraa" Won (San Francisco Shock)
  • João Pedro "Hydration" Goes Telles (Los Angeles Gladiators)
  • Shane "Rawkus" Flaherty (Houston Outlaws)
  • Nikola "Sleepy" Andrews (San Francisco Shock)

UNITED KINGDOM

To prepare for this World Cup, Team UK joined forces with the Overwatch League team and 2018 champions London Spitfire. The experience of the latter helped the national team qualify for the BlizzCon final stages, losing only a single game in their Group Stage.

  • Christopher "ChrisTFer" Graham
  • Isaac "Boombox" Charles (Philadelphia Fusion)
  • Harrison "Kruise" Pond
  • Eoghan "Smex" O'Neill
  • Finley "Kyb" Adisi
  • Michael "MikeyA" Adams

SOUTH KOREA

Defending champion, and two time World Cup Winner, South Korea is the favorite for the 2018 Overwatch World Cup. With a team composed mostly of NYXL players, the players combine a high individual skill level with experienced teamplay.

  • Park "Saebyeolbe" Jong-ryeol (New York Excelsior)
  • Kim "Libero" Hae-seong (New York Excelsior)
  • Lee "Carpe" Jae-heyok (Philadelphia Fusion)
  • Koo "Fate" Pan-seung (Los Angeles Valiant)
  • Kim "Mek0" Tae-hong (New York Excelsior)
  • Bang "JJoNak" Seung-hyun (New York Excelsior)
  • Hong "ArK" Yeon-joon (New York Excelsior)

AUSTRALIA

Australia may have troubles in this bracket, as they are facing South Korea in their first match. Second of the Bangkok Qualifier, Team Australia has less experience in the big Overwatch competitions than their opponents. Nonetheless, they may be underrated and surprise bigger teams with unexpected strategies and team composition.

  • Ashley "Trill" Powell
  • Leyton "Punk" Gilchrist
  • Huseyin "Hus" Sahin
  • James "Yuki" Stanton
  • Felix "Ckm" Murray
  • Dario "Akraken" Falcao-Rassokha
  • Scott "Custa" Kennedy (Los Angeles Valiant)

PREDICTIONS

Note: Teams we think will win are in bold.

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Round of 8:

France vs. Canada

USA vs. UK

China vs. Finland

South Korea vs. Australia


Semi-Finals:

France vs. China

South Korea vs. USA


Finals:

South Korea vs. France


OVERWATCH WORLD CUP INFO

Dates: November 2nd & 3rd, 2018

Location: Anaheim Convention Center @ BlizzCon 2018

Live Stream: ESTNN

Full Schedule: Available on the OWWC site.

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