Plus the Overwatch Cup and some others
Blizzard goes onerous on eSports at BlizzCon. Every sport has its personal eSports stage (Overwatch even took over the Starcraft enviornment from final yr), badysts, and commentary.
Here’s a recap of what went down.
In World of Warcraft‘s Arena Championship, European staff ABC defeated the favored Panda Global in an upset. Alex ‘Alec’ Sheldrick, who sometimes mains a DPS function led the cost with an arcane mage, as did Kristoffer “Asgarath” Wilhelmsen on healer, Niki “Niksi” Hietala, and Maxime “Cara” Montesquieu.
Overwatch‘s World Cup was most likely probably the most thrilling to look at, with many groups coming near taking down South Korea in any given spherical — however in the end failing to defeat the reigning champions — by way of silver and bronze Canada got here in second, adopted by Sweden. South Korea dominated Canada within the championship match four:1, successful on Oasis, King’s Row, Hanamura, and Numbani to Canada’s one win on Junkertown. The key to South Korea’s consistency was Yeon-oh “Flow3r” Hwang (who’s underage, and thus might be inactive within the first season of the Overwatch League), who used Pharah to nice success all through the World Cup. Mercy was closely favored after all making an look in practically each matchup on either side, and Winston, Tracer, and Ana have been additionally often used.
Not to be ignored because the eSport that pre-dated all of those different competitions, Starcraft: Remastered had a title bout along with Starcraft II, with Bisu successful the previous and Rogue taking the latter. In Starcraft II, the ultimate matches have been Zerg versus Zer, Remastered featured a showdown between Zerg (Jaedong) and Protoss (Bisu).
Heroes of the Storm had one more upset, because the South Korean MVP Black defeated fan favourite Swedish staff Fnatic within the HGC Finals. As a fan of the participant Jae Won “Rich” Lee (who rocked Greymane for many of HGC) I used to be excited to see them win, and so they took the sequence in a ultimate decisive victory on Tomb of the Spider Queen. Fnatic went for a gimmick-heavy setup within the ultimate spherical with a Stitches/Medivh gorge/portal setup (which might permit them to eat somebody with Stitch’s final, teleport with Medivh’s portals, and set them up for a kill) — however they have been typically on the protection, and ultimately, have been overrun by MVP Black’s aggressive playstyle. Popular heroes for HGC included Muradin, Falstad, Rehgar, and Kharazim. Ana was one of many extra fashionable newcomers to get some HGC play, and Genji made a number of appearances when he wasn’t banned.
Finally we have now Hearthstone, which noticed a win from the Grimestreet Grifters, a staff with Andrey ‘Reynad’ Yanyuk, Hakjun ‘Kranich’ Baek, and Pathra Cadness. It was a decent win in a sequence that went 6-5, which noticed play from the heroes Valeera, Thrall, Gul’dan, Malfurion, and Anduin (at the very least one match was Thrall vs. Thrall). As a reminder, Hearthstone is utilizing a 3v3 format, the place all three members can select the perfect plan of action towards one other staff.
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