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It has been a very busy weekend for eSports over at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, as Blizzcon has conjured up some rather spectacular competitions across the three days. And it certainly looks to have been a very successful one for South Korea, who not only picked up their third straight Overwatch World Cup, but also saw Gen.G claiming the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship.
The Korean-based outfit topped Group A, and were the only team apart from Group B’s Dignitas to remain unbeaten throughout the run. With Gen.G overcoming TheOne and Team Liquid on their way to the final, it set up a mouth-watering final with Dignitas, who blazed past Tempo Storm and Miracle in the quarter and semi-finals respectively.
Given that when the teams last went head-to-head in a Heroes of the Storm final it was such an even contest that it fell down to bonus damage, there was high expectations from the start. It was not to be the showdown as expected however, with Gen.G proving clinical in the best-of-five match, winning 3-0 overall. Being forced to defend their core at 3% was as close as Gen.G came to dropping a game, highlighting just how one-sided the final really was to win back-to back championships, and becoming the first team to ever do so.