8 November 2017 - 20:27

French politician congratulates Overwatch team during national assembly meeting

France took fourth place at the Overwatch World Cup.
Overwatch Staff Reporter
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French politician Denis Masséglia is throwing his support behind France's national Overwatch team.

Masséglia publicly congratulated the Overwatch team for their performance at the Overwatch World Cup. Team France earned fourth place after losing to South Korea in the semifinals and Sweden in the third-place match.

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"Mr. Prime Minister, I would like first to highlight the performance of the national French Overwatch team in an esport competition, as they arrived fourth during the recent World Cup," Masséglia said, according to a translation by Reddit user LeSygneNoir. "This performance is in front of millions of people and contributes to the influence of France and its talents on the global stage."

The French Overwatch World Cup team are also known as the former Rogue players. Overwatch World Cup was the last time the all-French roster would play together as a team after Rogue failed to earn an Overwatch League slot.

Masséglia previously reached out to France's Overwatch World Cup team ahead of their performance at the Shanghai-based group stage. "It's an honor for me to cheer for the team's national success in Overwatch," Masséglia said in a translation of a letter sent to the team. "Secretary of State Mounir Mahjoubi joins me is wishing you luck at the Shanghai qualifiers."

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