The National Committees for the Overwatch World Cup Have Been Decided - Dexerto

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


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.

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.

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.


Genius Overwatch trick lets Mercy escape fights on Numbani

Published: 24/Nov/2020 2:51 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 3:55

by Brad Norton


Mercy has a new path to safety on Numbani thanks to an extremely clever Overwatch trick that lets her glide away from intense teamfights.

If you’re ever stuck in a pickle as Mercy, you can always fall back on her Guardian Angel ability to get you out of trouble. Moving from one spot to another in the blink of an eye can easily keep you alive when things are looking grim.

Angelic Descent also comes in handy, enabling Mercy as one of the more mobile Supports in the game. Her kit might be limited in terms of offensive output. However, she can move through the air like no other hero. It turns out her movement abilities might even be more useful than you’d first think.

A genius new spot on the first point of Numbani can have you gliding to safety in no time at all. Here’s what you need to know so you can execute it for yourself.

Overwatch Numbani gameplay
Directly behind the Payload is where you want to line up for this unique trick.

If you’re positioned towards the back of the first capture point, you might be familiar with the often-deadly drop. It can be all too easy to get booped and fall to your death in this position. Whether it’s a Lucio flying overhead or a Wrecking Ball crashing into your team, you’ve likely experienced some pain in this location.

However, playing near this spot is worth the risk for this particular reward with Mercy. A simple tree beyond the railing is actually the perfect distance to jump right into. Once wedged between the branches, you can quickly walk forward and navigate up the front of the tree.

While you might think there’s nowhere to go from here, Mercy’s Angelic Descent completely changes the game. With a perfectly timed jump, you can slowly glide around the corner. This lets you rotate all the way behind the first point and land safely next to the street.

There’s a Mega health pack waiting for you upon landing as well. Just in case you get tagged up while making your escape.

First Point Escape Option |Numbani| For anyone who didn’t know you could do this as Mercy from Overwatch

It might not come in handy for every team fight, but if things are looking dire, it could be the perfect way to get out with your life.

Not feeding the enemy team is often just as important as building your own Ultimates. So keep this unique trick in mind the next time Numbani appears in rotation. It’s just another next-level tactic for Support mains to have at the ready.