Overwatch World Cup will be starting in just one month, and after national teams of the United States and Canada revealed the lineups for their national teams last week at E3, all other participants in this competition have announced their lineups. Besides that, Blizzard also announced the schedule for the competition as well as locations where the matches will be played.
Overwatch World Cup will begin with the matches of the group A that will be played from July 13 to July 15. Blizzard announced that the matches in group A will be played in Shanghai, China. The Group A of this competition will feature China, Norway, Romania, and Hong Kong. Besides Group A, Group B will also be played at the same time and in the same location. Group B will feature France, Thailand, Argentina, and Denmark.
Seven days later, from July 20 to July 22, teams from Group C and Group D will be paying their matches of the group stage. The city that will host the competition in these two groups will be Sydney, Australia. In Group C, Sweden, Italy, Portugal, and Australia will be competing for the first two positions in the group while Japan, Spain, Finland, and Vietnam will be competing in Group D for the first two places that will provide those teams with the opportunity to advance to the next stage of Overwatch World Cup.
From August 4 to August 6, Group E and Group F will be played in ESL Studio located in Katowice, Poland. The Group E will feature South Korea, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands while Group F will feature Russia, Canada, Singapore, and Turkey. Just like any other teams in the competition, they will be playing for the first two places in these groups.
The last two groups of the Overwatch World Cup, Group H and Group G will be played in the United States. Taiwan, Brazil, New Zealand, and the United States will be competing in Group H while Germany, Israel, United Kingdom, and Belgium will be competing in Group H.
Besides announcing the schedule for the competition, Blizzard also announced the lineups for all 32 teams that will be participating in this competition. The lineups for all teams can be found on the official Web page of this competition.
However, two teams need to be pointed out for their stellar lineups. One of those teams is France whose team will feature Terrence ‘SoOn’ Tarlier, Dylan ‘aKm’ Bignet, Benjamin ‘uNKOE’ Chevasson, Michael ‘winz’ Bignet, Jeal-Louis’KnOxXx’ Boyer, and Nicolas ‘NiCo’ Moret. The entire France’s lineup is actually the lineup of team Rogue. Because of that, the fact that they have been playing together for a long time will be their biggest advantage in this competition.
The second team that is worth mentioning is the team from South Korea, and it needs to be said that their team looks terrifying as some of the world’s best players will be playing for South Korea. Their team will feature Kim ‘Mano’ Dong-gyu, Park ‘Saebyeolbe’ Jong-ryeol, Hwang ‘Fl0w3R’ Yeon-oh, Ryu ‘Ryuehong’ Je-hong, Kim ‘zunba’ joon Hyuk, and Yang ‘tobi’ Jin-mo.
South Korea will be defending the title at the Overwatch World Cup this year, and it will be very hard or any other team to stop them from doing that as their team looks more than impressive.