31 August 2016 - 22:51
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Overwatch World Cup Rosters Announced

A mixture of pro players and popular streamers make up the national teams set to face off at BlizzCon.
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BlizzCon is no stranger to hosting big esports events for all of Blizzard's games, and Overwatch is no different in its first year. After a few weeks of voting, the teams and rosters are finalized. Squads will begin competing in September leading up to the big show at BlizzCon in November. 

The teams are made up of four players voted in, and then two more players picked by the team's captain (the player with the highest percentage of votes). Here are a few notable teams and nations:

Team USA

  • Seagull received 57% of the vote
  • Ster received 33% of the vote
  • Talespin received 31% of the vote
  • Adam received 30% of the vote
  • Gods (Captain’s Pick)
  • MESR (Captain’s Pick)

 

Team Sweden

 

Team France

 

Team China

  • IGFireNai8 (Captain’s Pick)
  • iGFireTresor (Captain’s Pick)

    In total, 50 nations will be represented. Best-of-three, single-elimination online qualifiers begin in September with the top-16 teams making it to BlizzCon. Of those 16 teams, six will be from Europe, six from Asia region and four from the Americas. The full, long list of teams playing at the event can be found here

    Are you excited for the Overwatch World Cup or would you prefer a more traditional esports tournament? Let us know in the comments below and follow @GAMURScom on Twitter for further Overwatch esports coverage.
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