The UK team beat the US to take fourth place as China and Canada win silver and bronze respectively
Overwatch World Cup favourites South Korea emerged victorious on Sunday for the third time in a row, despite a round of upsets, including a particularly valiant run from the United Kingdom. At Blizzard Entertainment’s Blizzcon convention in Anaheim, California, last weekend, the victors of the group stages battled it out to take the trophy in front of thousands of fans.
The team-based shooter game Overwatch matches make for exciting viewing, with two teams of six players battling to attack and defend objectives as a varied cast of characters, each with their own powerful abilities. No two matches are the same, as players choose different strategies in an attempt to get an advantage over their opponents. This variety was especially well showcased this year, leading to nail-biting matches and some surprising outcomes. Turret-building, molten-lava-pouring Swedish hero Torbjörn – previously seldom seen in competitive play – made surprise appearances in several teams’ line-ups.
Overwatch World Cup: South Korea win gold for third year running