Finnish star Joona “Serral” Sotala put on a spectacular performance to overcome Kim “Stats” Dae Yeob in a 4-2 win at Blizzcon’s StartCraft II WCS Global Finals. Not only was it a heavily efficient showcase by the European, Serral also became the first non-Korean player to win the World Championship Series.
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.
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-o in the final.
Reading that headline would probably leave many feeling slightly confused, seeing as South Korea have showcased nothing but dominance in the Overwatch World Cup competitions to date, having been crowned champions in both 2016 and 2017. But according to an Overwatch analysts, victory for the defending champs would come as a surprise.
It’s certainly a good time for the British competitive gaming at the minute. Not only did we see earlier this month that a number of UK based teams performing well in Insomnia63 to reach the CSGO finals, but in more recent times Brits are able to boast about the fact that Team UK have made it to the final eight of the Overwatch World Cup, which will see the team heading overseas to Blizzcon to take on USA.