China The Overwatch World Cup 2018 is an Esports tournament, a global, community-driven competition between nations not just teams , organized by , the game's developer. Team France French talent headlines a few Overwatch League rosters and French team Eagle Gaming has looked strong in European Contenders thus far -- but when you think of French Overwatch, one team comes to mind: Rogue. Storylines to keep an eye on China's matchup against Finland is one of the most unpredictable ones of the tournament, as it could go either way. Sweden took the first control point, and simply stormed the second point to grab the one tick they needed on the final objective, this time with over six minutes left on the clock. If you want to apply for the committee roles then you can follow the to apply for the respective positions.
Next weekend at BlizzCon, the Top 8 qualifying teams from the four Group Stages will battle it out for a chance to take home a gold medal. Next weekend at BlizzCon, the Top 8 qualifying teams from the four Group Stages will battle it out for a chance to take home a gold medal. China needed a win on Junkertown to keep their hopes alive, and they completed the first step by pushing the payload all the way to the end on their attack, with a healthy amount of time on the clock. While they did not finish well, placing seventh of the eight teams with a 2-5 record, Italy will look towards the bond between these players to help them during this group stage. If there is, many believe that the Netherlands would be that team. Team South Korea South Koreans make up the largest demographic in the Overwatch League and there are a myriad of all-South Korean rosters that could represent their home country at the Overwatch World Cup.
This match could sway the map count in favor of either one. Here's everything you need to know about this final group stage, with details of how you can watch all of the action, and when each match-up is taking place. Meanwhile, the jubilant Swedish team will progress to play Canada in the semifinal today. France got it all the way to the end almost solely on overtime, taking their points total up to 6. Set your alarms and grab your cereal. Better, but might not go to map 5.
Needless to say, these guys are veteran competitive players who have their eyes squarely on the 2019 Overwatch League season as well as a BlizzCon spot. Team Netherlands at the 2017 Katowice Group Stage — Photo: Robert Paul, Blizzard Entertainment Team Netherlands This year, the Netherlands are hoping to cause some upsets with a mix of skill and experience. Each committee included a general manager, coach, and a community lead, who collectively made decisions regarding each national team's roster, management, and promotion. Above-average Overwatch, great to watch. Her favorite thing is Overwatch esports; her second favorite thing is pretending iced coffee is a meal. This automatically makes it harder for a number of countries to even be considered, as the most popular and, crucially, sellable regions get the majority of resources. Australia on the other hand were able to push the payload to the end with three minutes left, leaving Canada an almost impossible task in the deciding round.
Smex has a history of clutch tank plays and Kruise has the capability to shine as a bloodthirsty support. That may never change — it could always be a stepping stone to bigger places, nothing more. The support duo of immortal and Kodak have player histories with Angry Titans and 6nakes, respectively. British Hurricane player Nesh is a notoriously skilled hitscan specialist who will likely make waves this stage. Players from the top 20 countries by skill rating will compete across four group stages in France, Thailand, South Korea and the United States. It looked to be all fine for the Chinese after taking a closely contested first game on Nepal. Italy could give them some trouble, though, and in this stage, every map counts.
It's time to reveal our roster. Enigmatic Fusion support Boombox is leading this squad, five of whom were members of the 2017 national team that made it to BlizzCon, qualifying over Germany alongside the United States. No clearer were the changes than at the Paris group stage. As such, the enthusiasm for the competition from the arena can be taken as a positive sign for the new Paris team — a warm up before the sprint. France will go on to play South Korea in today's semifinal. Canada won a close first round, but on the second round, Australia didn't even manage 1% on the control point. However, for this six-man French lineup, SoOn would take on Tracer duties with Poko in the flex position on D'Va.
Overall Predictions The France Qualifiers will likely be a repetition of a previous group stage, and probably not the one viewers would hope. On King's Row, Canada took the early capture point, but looked to be held up moving the payload. Unfortunately for the Americans, they didn't get the payload very far on Watchpoint: Gibraltar, and South Korea very quickly took that game. The skill gap between Poland and the Netherlands is more of a puddle than an ocean, so there should be some relatively decent back-and-forth going on. Germany and Poland will be looking to simply show up, represent their countries well, and hopefully have some exposure at the highest level. Naturally, roster speculation has already begun, especially with the four host countries under the spotlight. La nazionale italiana è finalmente stata annunciata! Who is the Dark Horse of This Group Stage? Defeating South Korea would be a long shot for Australia since their roster is similar to what it was in 2016 and 2017.
This Article Originally Appeared On. If they defeat them, it would be one of the greatest upsets in competitive Overwatch history. Australia grabbed the tick they needed with Ashley 'Trill' Powell keeping Canada away using Winston's ultimate. However from there, France kicked into a higher gear, and didn't look back. An unlikely outcome, but one they managed to pull off with great skill. She can be commonly found banning people on Twitch, running Discords, and making bad life choices at Target.