Overwatch World Cup 2019 teams

With the Overwatch World Cup 2019 fast approaching, more and more teams have been releasing their rosters for the tournament. We run down the top 10 seeded teams and their revealed rosters.

The Top 10 Seeds

10. Finland

With only Jonas “Shaz” Suovaara, Tuomo “Davin” LeppΓ€nen, and Joonas “zappis” Alakurtti returning from last year’s lineup, Finland has a fair few fresh faces both from Contenders and the Overwatch League who look to reverse last year’s fortunes at BlizzCon.

9. Russia

Featuring both their Overwatch League players, the DPS are undoubtedly the stars of this lineup. That said, Denis “Tonic” Rulyov, Ilya “Txao” Makarov, Andrey “Engh” Sholokhov, and Alexander “MayN” Muhin are veteran players from 2018, making up a solid team.

8. Sweden

Sweden have opted for a complete overhaul for 2019. With Simon “snillo” EkstrΓΆm as the only returning player, Sweden looks for a fresh start without its traditional players.

7. Australia

Interestingly, Australia gave their seventh spot to coach Sam “face” Merewether to focus on their main six. We’ll see how this strategy pans out and if it’ll give them the edge they need to take the tourney.

6. United Kingdom

The UK’s lineup remains mostly the same as last year, with the lone addition of Daniel “FunnyAstro” Hathaway. The Brits flew under the radar last year, pulling off a surprise win against the US, and are not to be underestimated.

5. United States

With talent from across the Overwatch League, the US is definitely a jack of all trades, but will they prove to be a master of none? After last year’s humiliating defeat against the UK, America has a lot to prove.

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4. France

While lacking in Overwatch League talent compared to some of the other top teams, the French team still features many top Contenders players. With Dylan “aKm” Bignet and Terence “SoOn” Tarlier on DPS, they’re sure to give the other top teams a run for their money.

3. China

After proving themselves last year, China looks to dethrone rival South Korea with a pure Overwatch League roster. Fan favourites Xu “guxue” Qiulin and Huang “leave” Xin are ones to watch.

2. Canada

Canada’s playing all the old hits once again this year. Mostly the same players, same coaching staff, just refinement. Highly popular but controversial streamer FΓ©lix “xQc” Lengyel also looks to take the player award with his legions of loyal fans in chat.

1. South Korea

South Korea, the undefeated champions. Each and every member is arguably the best in the world at their role, including the legendary coach Da-hee “Crusty” Park. While some of their original picks declined in order to focus on the Overwatch League, they’re still by far the favorites to take the trophy.

Other Teams

In addition to the top 10 seeded teams, many others are eligible to play in the Overwatch World Cup 2019. Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), and Thailand all also look to complete.

For more Overwatch esports content, see our coverage of Toronto Defiant’s coaching changes or Houston Outlaws’ new president.

Abrar Ahmad
I fell in love with Tomb Raider for the PS1 as a 4 year old and have gamed ever since. While I've meddled with the pro scenes of a couple games, I only really got invested with Overwatch for which I've been a pro player, coach and analyst in the tier 3 scene. Nowadays I mostly just play Overwatch, some Pdx Grand Strategies and R6 Siege but my favourite video game will forever be Star Wars Republic Commando. RIP Sev, you'll always be remembered. Disclosure: I've been a tournament admin and writer for The NUEL. While I am unlikely to cover the UK collegiate scene I still believe it important to disclose.

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