US and Canada national Overwatch teams introduced at E3
The committees have chosen. Team United States' Overwatch World Cup roster is as follows.
- FaZe Clan tank Russell "FCTFCTN" Campbell
- FaZe Clan support Shane "Rawkus" Flaherty
- Cloud9 support Adam "Adam" Eckel
- ex-Fnatic flex Matt "coolmatt69" Iorio
- Selfless DPS Jay "sinatraa" Won
- LG Evil DPS Jake Lyon
Streamer Steven "ster" Serge, Team EnVyUs coach Kyle "kyky" Souder, and caster Jason Kaplan were on hand to announce their picks for the US national team at E3 on June 15. The trio paid extra attention to the way the team gelled, making sure they'd be able to withstand a long journey toward the Overwatch World Cup in November.
Being a US-based event, Team Canada's team announcement was quickly hurried along. Chosen by Detroit Renegades Overwatch player Liam "Mangachu" Campbell, community figure Chris "HuK" Loranger, and Twitch streamer Pokelawls, the Team Canada roster is as follows.
- Renegades DPS Mangachu
- Immortals DPS Brady "Agilities" Girardi
- Yikes! tank Félix "xQc" Lengyel
- Cloud9 DPS Lane "Surefour" Roberts
- Cloud9 support Randal "Roolf" Stark
- compLexity Gaming support Joe "Joemiester" Gramano
The US and Canada national teams are in separate groups, and may not face each other in the main event. Both teams are participating in an Overwatch showmatch following the announcement event at E3: The winner earns the title of North America's best.
In the Overwatch World Cup group stage, US will play Taiwan, Brazil, and New Zealand in Group G. Canada, on the other hand, will face Russia, Singapore, and Turkey in Group F. The group stage of the Overwatch World Cup is expected to begin later this year, leading into a final event at BlizzCon in November.