And in 2018, they’re heading back to the World Cup to try and make it three in a row, and with the roster they’ve just announced, it’s hard to argue against it happening.
South Korea have won two Overwatch World Cup competitions in a row, can they make it 3?
The 12 man roster was revealed on Twitter by the Korean Overwatch account.
On DPS, South Korea will have Jong-ryeol ‘Saebyeolbe’ Park, Hae-seong ‘Libero’ Kim, Jan-hyeok ‘Carpe’ Lee, and Byung-sun ‘Fleta’ Kim.
On Tank: Pan-seung ‘Fate’ Koo, Tae-hong ‘MekO’ Kim, Chan-hyung ‘Fissure’ Baek, and Jun-ho ‘Fury’ Kim.
On Support: Yeon-joon ‘Ark’ Hong, Sung-hyeon ‘Jjonak’ Bang, Tae-sung ‘Anamo’ Jung, and Yeong-seo ‘Kariv’ Park.
Of the 12 players, nine of them have won a Stage Title in the first season of the Overwatch League. Unsurprisingly, half of the team is from the New York Excelsior, the most dominant team from OWL’s first season.
The rest of the team comes from the Philadelphia Fusion, Seoul Dynasty, Los Angeles Valiant, and Los Angeles Gladiators.
The wealth of players at South Korea’s disposal is so great you could probably make a championship contending team from the players they had to leave out of the team.
Some players who didn’t make it include Pine, Birdring, Profit, Gesture, Mano, Ryujehong, Architect, and many more.
The location of the South Korean group stage for the Overwatch World Cup in Incheon
South Korea will also have the home team advantage in their qualifying group, which will be held in Incheon from August 17-19.
Their opponents will be Finland, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, and Taiwan. The top two teams will make it to Blizzcon and compete for the trophy.
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