Australia has started out strong with a 4 – 0 victory against Italy on Friday, annihilating them in our first match of the weekend in the Overwatch World Cup. In a completely one sided affair, Team Australia wiped out Italy with no hesitation at all. This continued on Saturday as Australia confidently took out Portugal and dominated the match once again. With some amazing clutch plays and strong defence Australia has cemented themselves a place in the finals today.
Sweden is a strong team that may prove challenging, sitting comfortably at the top of the group for now, and in fourth position overall. The final is being held today at The Star and if we make it through then Australia could be representing at Blizzcon later this year.
There are many countries vying for the top spot this weekend; with teams from Japan, Spain, Finland and Vietnam all fighting for their countries. Two teams will be moving forward this weekend, one from each grouping. Today the top two members of each group will go head to head to go onto Blizzcon and compete against the strongest teams in all the groupings, including South Korea who is picked to take out the championship.
In case you are not too well versed in eSports or confused about how this works here is a run down of the rules for the competition:
- Each group will play a round-robin, with the top two teams from each group advancing to a single-elimination playoff.
- The two playoff winners from each region will make up the eight-team field in the Overwatch World Cup Final being held at BlizzCon in Anaheim, California.
- The other three Group Stage qualifier events will take place in Shanghai, China; Katowice, Poland; and Burbank, USA.
Australia is a crowd favourite to win here, not only being the host country but from taking out other teams with ease. A strong team and some amazing game play has been showcased here this weekend from Australia. Today they play Sweden in the finals. Tune in at https://www.twitch.tv/playoverwatch or live on Channel 7 Mate from 11:30 am.
Stay tuned for the final results as the World Cup continues.