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Team USA reveals full 2019 Overwatch World Cup roster

by Michael Gwilliam

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The seven Americans set to represent the USA at the 2019 Overwatch World Cup have been announced.

On August 26, the Team USA Twitter account revealed its roster for the 2019 Overwatch World Cup. 

On the support side, Shane 'Rawkus' Flaherty and Grant 'moth' Espe will be stepping up to the plate to compete against the world at Blizzcon.

Additionally, on the tank front, Matthew 'super' DeLisi and Indy 'SPACE' Halpern were revealed.

Finally, for DPS, Jay 'sinatraa' Won, Corey 'Corey' Nigra, and Kyle 'KSF' Frandanisa round out the stacked squad.  

“30 players were invited to participate in a 4-week, 2-2-2 locked trial process, where the coaching staff and committee evaluated player skill, adaptability, communication, leadership, and team work.” USA coach Aaron ‘Aero’ Atkins said in a July 29 Twitlonger post.

“This gave players a unique opportunity to play with new, current, and former teammates.”

In total, three stars from the San Fransisco Shock: Moth, Super and Sinatraa made the cut. The latter two of which are in the running for Overwatch League season 2 MVP.

The experienced roster is will be looking to avenge years of disappointments at the world championships.

Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment
Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment
Rawkus will be one of the Team USA supports.

In 2017, the stacked American roster dropped out in the first round to South Korea - the current reigning 3x champions who have never lost a single match in the World Cup.

Then in 2018, Team UK pulled off a tremendous upset by defeating the United States in round one. One of the most unexpected results in the history of theesport.

The 2019 Overwatch World Cup begins Friday, November 1, 2019 at Blizzcon.