Overwatch All-Star Game Unveils Starting Rosters
Posted 29th June 2018 By: Derpina    195 Views
Esports News – The Overwatch League finally marked the end of its regular season, and it is certain that all the 40 matches conducted by the organizers have ultimately determined the top players from each team. To celebrate and recognize the efforts of participating players, Blizzard Entertainment will host its first-ever All-Star Weekend. Listed below is the starting rosters for both teams in the Atlantic Division and Pacific Division:
The Atlantic Division
Bang “Jjonak” Seong-Hyun – New York Excelsior, support
Park “Saebyeolbe” Jong-Ryeol – New York Excelsior, offense
Kim “Pine” Do-Hyeon, New York Excelsior, flex
Hong “Ark” Yeon-Jun – New York Excelsior, support
Lee “Carpe” Jae-Hyeok – Philadelphia Fusion, offense
Hong “Gesture” Jae-Hui – London Spitfire, tank
The Pacific Division
Baek “Fissure” Chan-Hyung – Los Angeles Gladiators, tank
Scott “Custa” Kennedy – Los Angeles Valiant, support
Kim “Geguri” Se-Yeon – Shanghai Dragons, tank
Kim “Fleta” Byung-Sun – Seoul Dynasty, offense
Ryu “Ryujehong” Je-Hong – Seoul Dynasty, flex
Brandon “Seasgull” Larned – Dallas Fuel, flex
The Atlantic Division sees half of the roster coming from one team: The New York Excelsior–currently considered as the best Overwatch team in the world because of their impressive win-loss record. In a sense, the four players participating in the All-Star game—Jjonak, Saebyeolbe, Pine, and Ark—are the backbone of the team ever since stage 1 of the OWL began. The two remaining players in the roster, Carpe and Gesture, come from the top 6th and 9th teams in the OWL standings respectively.
As for the Pacific Division, the players are plucked out from 5 completely different teams with no dominant rankings throughout the entire season. The diverse roster is a complete package of the best player Gladiators, Valiant, Dragons, Dynasty, and Fuel. Regardless, Valiant and Dallas Fuel are the 2nd and 4th teams in the Stage 4 OWL standings.
All-Star game updates
An additional 24 players (12 from each starting roster) will be selected by Overwatch League players, coaches, casters, and staff. Blizzard Entertainment will announce the complete roster on July, alongside the additional details on tickets, custom game modes, and tournament format. The opening of Overwatch All-Star Weekend culminates on Saturday, August 25 and on Sunday, August 26. All matches will be streamed on Twitch, OverwatchLeague.com, Overwatch League app, and MLG.