South Korea’s national Overwatch team has been crowned champions at this year’s World Cup.
The team took the first three maps in Oasis, King’s Row and Hanamura. Their Canadian opponents managed to take one back on Junkertown, earning their first point of the competition. However, this comeback was shortlived, as South Korea hit back on Numbani to clinch the World Cup title. The team managed to shift the payload, led by Yeon-oh “Fl0w3R” Hwang, through the streets of Numbani, well supported by Ryu “Ryujehong” Je-hong’s healing abilities.
Canada’s push gave the favorites a tough time, as they captured the first assault point to move the payload to the parking spot. When Liam “Mangachu” Campbell’s Torbjorn turret wasn’t able to prevent the Canadian payload, it brought Numbani to 3-3.
The tiebreaker that followed gave three minutes to South Korea and one for Canada. The underdogs captured point A in that minute, but were unable to reach the next checkpoint. South Korea managed to move the payload past Canada’s marker in just over a minute to claim victory for the second year running.
South Korea had been impressive throughout the competition, with a highlight performance on the first day of the World Cup when they eliminated USA in a nail-biting, back and forth encounter that saw the eventual champions taking the series 4-2 on the additional map, Oasis.
Overall, it was a really exciting tournament to watch, and hopefully next year’s will live up to the high standards set by the talented players who participated this year.