South Korea Claims Third Straight Overwatch World Cup Championship

South Korea Claims Third Straight Overwatch World Cup Championship


Blizzcon has played host to the Overwatch World Cup over the course of this weekend, and it was South Korea who emerged victorious once again to claim their third straight World Cup win. There had been questions over the team replicating the form that they have shown over the past three years, with some experts feeling that changes to the roster may have affected their performance. However, it was the reigning champions who defended their crown, beating China 4-0 in the final.

Neither South Korea nor China had lost a game from the top 8 at the event, with the victors toppling Australia and UK on their path to the final, whilst the runners-up brushed aside Finland and Canada, with the latter eventually finishing in third place. As for the final itself, South Korea were dominant throughout, winning each map of the match, with the scores completing at 2-0 on Ilios, 3-1 on King’s Row, 2-1 on Temple of Anubis and 4-3 on Watchpoint: Gibraltar.


A special mention has to go to Team UK, who came up with the shock of the competition by eliminating favourites USA at the start of the weekend. They were also the only team to halt South Korea, gaining draws on King’s Row, Volskaya Industries and Lijiang Tower.

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