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Nov 17, 2017
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BEING CHANGED FOR OWL 2019!


August 17-19 12 p.m. KST // August 16-18 8 p.m. PDT
Live at Studio Paradise in Incheon, South Korea

Links to the livestreams:
English
Korean
Castilian Spanish
Latin-American Spanish
Brazilian Portuguese
French
Russian
Italian
Japanese
Mandarin Chinese

A global celebration of competition and community, the Overwatch World Cup will travel to Incheon, Los Angeles, Bangkok and Paris, before coming to an epic conclusion at BlizzCon 2018!
Patch:
HERO UPDATES
Developer Comments: "The goal of these changes is to slightly reduce the impact of damage falloff on mid-range weapons. While assessing falloff mechanics across the board, weapons intended primarily for close-range combat benefited too greatly from lowering their falloff restrictions. We also normalized a couple of outliers in that Mei had a long-range travel time projectile with falloff applied and Widowmaker's automatic fire did not have any."
GENERAL
Several heroes have received major changes to their damage falloff:
Bastion
Configuration: Sentry and Configuration: Recon - Minimum damage at max range increased from 30% to 50%.
McCree
Peacekeeper - Minimum damage at max range increased from 30% to 50%
Mei
Endothermic Blaster - Removed all damage falloff from her secondary fire projectile
Soldier: 76
Heavy Pulse Rifle - Minimum damage at max range increased from 30% to 50%
Widowmaker
Widow's Kiss - Now has damage falloff applied on her automatic primary fire (50% at max range)

HANZO
"Hanzo’s new kit has proven to be a bit too powerful, especially his new Storm Arrows ability. We’re lowering the frequency that he can have this ability available to make it more reasonable to play around."
STORM ARROWS
Duration reduced from 6 to 5 seconds
Cooldown increased from 8 to 10 seconds

SOMBRA
"These changes allow Sombra to more easily play as an infiltrator and scout for her team, as well as give her time to pick and choose when to reveal herself to ambush her enemies."
STEALTH
Now lasts indefinitely
No longer can contest objectives while invisible
Movement speed buff decreased from +70% to +50%
TRANSLOCATOR
Now lasts indefinitely
Can now be destroyed (has 5 health)
Radius reduced
All of the matches are a best-of-five maps. Each team will play five matches, and the two teams with the best records will qualify for Blizzcon 2018! All maps are allowed! Each match will begin on a predetermined control map: Nepal, Lijiang Tower, Ilios, or Oasis. Starting with the second map, the loser of the previous map gets to pick the next map.

The Order Type is:
  1. Control
  2. Hybrid
  3. Assault
  4. Escort
  5. Control
The Teams:
South Korea

  • Pan-Seung “Fate” Koo (LA Valiant)
  • Tae-Hong “Meko” Kim (NYXL)
  • Jong-Ryeol “Saebyeolbe” Park (NYXL)
  • Hae-Seong “Libero” Kim (NYXL)
  • Seong-Hyun “Jjonak” Bang (NYXL)
  • Yeon-Jun “Ark” Hong (NYXL)
  • Sub: Jae-Hyeok “Carpe” Lee (Philadelphia Fusion)
Russia

  • Denis “Tonic” Rulev (Contenders EU: Bazooka Puppies)
  • Ilia “Txao” Makarov (Contenders EU: CIS Hope)
  • Stanislav “Mistakes” Danilov (Boston Uprising)
  • Aleksandr “MayN” Katarskii (Contenders EU: CIS Hope)
  • Andrey “Engh” Sholokhov (Contenders EU: CIS Hope)
  • George “ShaDowBurn” Gushcha (Philadelphia Fusion)
  • Sub: Andrei “uNFixed” Leonov (Contenders EU: CIS Hope)
Finland

  • Joona “Fragi” Laine (Philadelphia Fusion)
  • Joonas “Zappis” Alakurtti (Florida Mayhem)
  • Jonas “Shaz” Souvaara (LA Gladiators)
  • Benjamin “BigGoose” Isohanni (LA Gladiators)
  • Jiri “LiNkzr” Masalin (Houston Outlaws)
  • Timo “Taimou” Kettunen (Dallas Fuel)
  • Sub: Tuomo “Davin” Leppänen (Contenders EU: Team Gigantti)
Japan

  • Sean “ta1yo” Henderson (Contenders PAC: CYCLOPS)
  • Kazuki “SamuraiD” Nouno (Contenders PAC: CYCLOPS)
  • Kaito “kenmohororo” Yoshida (Contenders PAC: CYCLOPS)
  • Ryoma “Sabagod” Tsuji (Contenders PAC: CYCLOPS)
  • Takahiro “CLAIRE” Watanabe (Contenders PAC: CYCLOPS)
  • Kenji “AmeKen” Hisano (Contenders PAC: CYCLOPS)
  • Sub: Yuuma “dep” Hashimoto (Contenders PAC: CYCLOPS)
Chinese Taipei

  • Wei-Teng “kant” Kao
  • Chao-Hua “ATing” Chen (Contenders PAC: Hong Kong Attitude)
  • Jing-Han “TenTen” Liao (Contenders PAC: Hong Kong Attitude)
  • Keng-Yu “ShaiuLin” Lin (Contenders PAC: Hong Kong Attitude)
  • Shiao-Chin “Craz1S” Wei (Contenders PAC: Nova Esports)
  • Ruei-jhou “OYO” Gao (Contenders PAC: Nova Esports)
  • Sub: Erh-Fu “BLUE” Kao (Contenders PAC: Nova Esports)
Hong Kong

  • Kin-Long “ManGoJai” Wong (Contenders PAC: Hong Kong Attitude)
  • Ka-Chung “GZQQ” Wong
  • Chi-Yeung “Moowe” Yip (Contenders PAC: Hong Kong Attitude)
  • Tsz-Kit “Mikouw” Wan (Contenders PAC: Hong Kong Attitude)
  • Chung-Ching “JazZy” Pak (Contenders China: LGD Gaming)
  • Chan-Yuan “YiWind” Ho
  • Sub: Cheuk-Pang “AmCrazy” Lai
Incheon Qualifier Final Standings:
  1. South Korea - 5-0
  2. Finland - 4-1
  3. Russia - 3-2
  4. Japan - 2-3
  5. Chinese Taipei - 1-4
  6. Hong Kong - 0-5
South Korea wins the Incheon Qualifier with a perfect 5 - 0! They will be joined by Finland who went 4 - 1 and got second place. Both South Korea and Finland will move on to the Finals at Blizzcon 2018 in November.

The next Qualifier begins on September 7th to the 9th in Los Angeles, with host countries United States, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Norway, and Switzerland.

The Talent Team:
Hosts

  • Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez
  • Malik "Malik" Forté
Casters
  • Jake "Jake" Lyon
  • Andrew "ZP" Rush
  • Seth "Achilios" King
  • Wolf "Wolf" Schroeder
  • Harry "LegDay" Pollitt
  • Jack "Jaws" Wright
Exclusive Skins:
Two legendary All-Star skins are available to obtain between the dates of August 17–27. Each skin is redeemable for 200 Overwatch League Tokens. The skins are: Fire King Genji and Water Goddess Tracer. Genji represents the Pacific Division and Tracer represents the Atlantic Division.
 
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RESERVED FOR THE BLIZZCON FINALS AND ALL-STAR GAMES

All-Star Weekend festivities kick off on Saturday, August 25, at 4 p.m. PDT, with a series of custom skill matches. On Sunday, August 26, at 11 a.m. PDT, the Atlantic and Pacific Division All-Stars go head-to-head in the official All-Star Game.
The Roster:
Atlantic Division
Starters

  • Seong-Hyun “Jjonak” Bang—Excelsior, support
  • Jong-Ryeol “Saebyeolbe” Park—Excelsior, DPS
  • Do-Hyeon “Pine” Kim—Excelsior, flex
  • Yeon-Jun “Ark” Hong—Excelsior, support
  • Jae-Hyeok “Carpe” Lee—Fusion, DPS
  • Jae-Hui “Gesture” Hong—Spitfire, tank
Coach
  • Hyeon-Sang “Pavane” Yoo—Excelsior
Pacific Division
Starters

  • Chan-Hyung “Fissure” Baek—Gladiators, tank
  • Scott “Custa” Kennedy—Valiant, support
  • Se-Yeon “Geguri” Kim—Dragons, tank
  • Byung-Sun “Fleta” Kim—Dynasty, DPS
  • Je-Hong “Ryujehong” Ryu—Dynasty, support
  • Young-Seo “Kariv” Park—Valiant, support (starter replacement for Seagull)
  • Brandon “Seagull” Larned—Fuel, flex (retired)
Coach
  • Byung-Chul “Moon” Moon—Valiant


The Reserves:
Atlantic Division

  • Ji-Hyeok “Birdring” Kim—Spitfire, DPS (injured)
  • Hae-Seong “Libero” Kim—Excelsior, DPS
  • Nam-Ju “STRIKER” Gwon—Uprising, DPS
  • Jeong-Woo “Sayaplayer" Ha—Mayhem, DPS
  • Seung-Tae “Bdosin” Choi—Spitfire, support
  • Se-Hyun “Neko” Park—Uprising, support
  • Dong-Gyu “Mano” Kim—Excelsior, tank
  • Tae-Hong “Meko” Kim—Excelsior, tank
  • Austin “Muma” Wilmot—Outlaws, tank
  • Young-Jin “Gamsu” Noh—Uprising, tank
  • Jun-Ho “Fury” Kim—Spitfire, flex
  • Gael “Poko” Gouzerch—Fusion, flex
  • Jun-Young “ Profit” Park—Spitfire, DPS (injury substitution for Birdring)
Pacific Division
  • Minho “Architect” Park—Shock, DPS
  • Terence “SoOn” Tarlier—Valiant, DPS
  • Brady “Agilities” Girardi—Valiant, DPS
  • Lane “Surefour” Roberts—Gladiators, DPS
  • Young-Seo “Kariv” Park—Valiant, support
  • Benjamin “BigGoose” Isohanni—Gladiators, support
  • Nikola “Sleepy” Andrews—Shock, support
  • Pan-Seung “Fate” Koo—Valiant, tank
  • Minseok “OGE” Son—Fuel, tank
  • Indy “Space” Halpern—Valiant, flex
  • Joon-Hyeok “Zunba” Kim—Dynasty, flex
  • Pongphop “Mickie” Rattanasangchod—Fuel, flex
  • Aaron “Bischu” Kim—Gladiators, flex (substitution for Seagull)


The Schedule for the All-Star Weekend:


Saturday, August 25th:

  • Lúcioball Showdown 4 PM PT
  • 6v6 Mystery Heroes 5 PM PT
  • Widowmaker 1v1 (Quarterfinals and Semifinals) 6 PM PT
  • Talent Takedown 7:30 PM PT
  • Lockout Elimination 8:30 PM PT
  • Widowmaker 1v1 (Finals) 9:30 PM PT
Sunday, August 26th:
  • Official All-Star Game (Best of 5) 11 AM PT
As per the course, All-Star activities will be streamed on Twitch, MLG.tv, and overwatchleague.com.

Rules:
Lúcioball Showdown
Two teams of Lúcios battle to boop a huge ball into an even huger net.
  • Best-of-three series between Atlantic and Pacific divisions
  • Each map is five minutes long
  • Standard Lúcioball settings
6v6 Mystery Heroes
Each time a player respawns, they are assigned a different random hero. Atlantic will face Pacific in a best-of-three series for honor and glory.
  • Control maps only
  • Standard 6v6 Mystery Heroes settings
Widowmaker 1v1
Top Widowmaker players from the Atlantic and Pacific divisions will compete in a 1v1 Headshots Only Elimination bracket.
  • Quarterfinal and Semifinal matches are first to five eliminations.
  • Finals are first to seven eliminations.
Talent Takedown
Atlantic and Pacific Division coaches will draft teams of Overwatch League casters and analysts for a best-of-three series with standard competitive game settings.
  • Players will help cast the match
  • Standard competitive game settings
Lockdown Elimination
The Atlantic Division will face the Pacific Division in a best of three Lockout Elimination series.
  • Lockout Elimination: players do not respawn until the next round begins; the first team to win three rounds wins the map
  • Atlantic and Pacific division coaches will draft each lineup
  • Standard 6v6 settings
 
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Matches


Courtesy of Liquipedia

Times:
Each day will have matches at these estimated times on the days above
3:00 AM GMT
4:45 AM GMT
6:30 AM GMT
8:15 AM GMT
10:00 AM GMT
 
Oct 25, 2017
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OWL has spoiled me with their high level production.

Also, I'm really curious to how Japan is going to do, since everyone on the WC team is on the same contenders team.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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As someone who’s casual scum, all the frenetic movement, particularly when they go into first person view, makes for an unpleasant viewing experience. I feel like I can’t focus.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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As someone who’s casual scum, all the frenetic movement, particularly when they go into first person view, makes for an unpleasant viewing experience. I feel like I can’t focus.
Yeah I don't blame you. It's something I hope they improve for OWL season 2.

I'm guessing you don't but I might as well ask: Do you get any OWL points watching the world cup?
I doubt it, I haven't heard them say anything about it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I hope that this isn't going to be a second tournament of having china be the leagues pity team.

Also, could they just switch the format to being a best of 3? Because these series really get exhausting.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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México
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Thread's looking good!

I want all these steamrolls out of the way so we can have that Finland vs South Korea already.

Why doesn't Blizzard promote the OW WC like they do with the OWL?
Not enough money involved, plus these are technically qualifiers, the good stuff will come in November during Blizzcon.

They barely promote OWL, and the never promote Contenders, its like they don't want this to actually grow.
They've promoted the hell out of OWL, if anything they're still very negligent when it comes to how they treat Contenders.

I'm guessing you don't but I might as well ask: Do you get any OWL points watching the world cup?
Pretty sure you don't.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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It sucks that the last 2 games tonight will probably be the best but are going to be like 5-6am in the morning. Finns vs SK will be the match of these sets.
 
Oct 25, 2017
7,151
México
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Any storylines for people who don't follow? Heels? Faces? Underdogs? Likable humans?
Few things to look for in this group, mainly how Team SK bounces back from OWL, they're compromised almost exclusively by the New York Excelsior roster who dominated regular season and choked in the playoffs getting knocked out in the semifinals. Russia is the third most solid team of the Group, so no surprise they're destroying Hong Kong, their DPS lineup is super strong and might be able to put up a fight against SK.

The team to look forward is definitely Finland, barring their offtank (Zappis), they do legitimately pose a serious threat, all their players are currently in OWL with the support line and DPS' being of very high caliber.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Few things to look for in this group, mainly how Team SK bounces back from OWL, they're compromised almost exclusively by the New York Excelsior roster who dominated regular season and choked in the playoffs getting knocked out in the semifinals. Russia is the third most solid team of the Group, so no surprise they're destroying Hong Kong, their DPS lineup is super strong and might be able to put up a fight against SK.

The team to look forward is definitely Finland, barring their offtank (Zappis), they do legitimately pose a serious threat, all their players are currently in OWL with the support line and DPS' being of very high caliber.
This is really appreciated. Thanks!
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#38
Hong Kong are just clueless, going up against 2 OWL DPS is leaving them outclassed

The rest of Russia are also very, very good. Tonic and Txao are nutty tanks.
 
Oct 25, 2017
7,151
México
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Not for OWL news, Maybe we can make a new thread for both All-star weekend/Offseason news so we don't have too many concurrent OWL threads. I think OWL should be kept separate from the world cup.
Do we really need that, though? Feel news for the OWL offseason are scarce as it is. World Cup will attract few new peeps for sure, but mainly we'll be the same people posting on two threads.
 
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