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The National Committees for the Overwatch World Cup Have Been Decided

Published: 2/Jun/2018 0:44 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:02

by Joe O'Brien

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The National Committees for the Overwatch World Cup have been announced.

Made up of a General Manager, a Coach, and a Community Lead, the national committees will select, train, and manage their respective national teams for the 2018 Overwatch World Cup.

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The general managers were selected for each country by Blizzard themselves, but both the Coach and Community Lead positions were decided by vote. The top 150 players for each country could vote for the Coach, but anybody could vote for their country’s Community Lead.

The Overwatch World Cup features 24 teams, 20 of which qualified based on the average rank of the top 150 players in each country, while the four host nations of the group stages automatically qualified. Those group stages will each feature eight teams, of which the top two countries in each will advance to the playoffs at Blizzcon in November.

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Before then, however, the national committees have to build the teams. The process will begin with try-outs from June 1st, with rosters being finalized and announced between June 15th and July 5th.

Perhaps of most interest will undoubtedly be the South Korean team. While many countries have several obvious choices for their squad, South Korea will have something of an embarrassment of riches in terms of talent to select from as they look to build a squad to defend their title and claim a third consecutive World Cup victory.

The national committees can be seen on the Overwatch website.

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Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find some new synergy between two unlikely heroes should look no further than a lethal combination with Tracer and Wrecking Ball.

Wrecking Ball can be one of the most annoying heroes in the game to deal with, constantly booping people away while remaining in his ball form.

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Meanwhile, Tracer can do very much of the same, buzzing in the backline, harassing supports and just being a general menace to deal with thanks to her Blinks, Recall and small hit box.

Together, the threat of Tracer and Wrecking Ball can really dominate uncoordinated teams, but with a little coordination on their own part, the two can destroy entire groups with a neat ultimate attack.

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Wrecking Ball piledrives enemies on Junkertown
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Wrecking Ball can be a major threat in the back line.

As demonstrated by Twitch streamer ‘rene_ow,’ the Masters ranked Hammond player spotted a pack of enemies all grouped up on the Busan map.

After grappling to go in for a major boop on the four, the player’s allied Tracer blinked in and stuck her Pulse Bomb on the McCree.

With the McCree booped into the rest of the adversaries, the result ended up being a massive quad kill, with both supports and DPS heroes on the enemy team eliminated swiftly.

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The insane combo was well-received by the team, which celebrated the quad kill. “That was nuts!” they cried with glee.

Perhaps the best part of this combo is that you don’t need the stick to connect. In theory, you can have Wrecking Ball knock the enemies towards Tracer or her Pulse Bomb radius to secure the frags.

This type of team play may take some serious effort to get right, but if you have a partner you synergize well with, it’s always possible that this combination can help you win Overwatch games, and rank up in style.

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