Overwatch’s All-Star Game is coming closer
Announced in January, the Overwatch League All-Star Game is something to look forward to. Now it’s finally almost time – the game is going to take place over August 25 and 26 at the Blizzard Arena Los Angeles.
In the game, Atlantic and Pacific teams will be competing against each other. On the 25th, they start out with a series of custom games, before, on the 26th, they participate in the actual tournament. Voting for this event ended just a few days ago – on June 18th to be precise. Just a few short days later, the starting rosters were announced. 12 players were selected by fans and another 24 by industry experts, players and coaches.
Here are the fan-selected players:
Representing the Atlantic Division:
- Seong-Hyun “Jjonak” Bang, New York Excelsior, Support
- Jong-Ryeol “Saebyeolbe” Park, New York Excelsior, Offense
- Do-Hyeon “Pine” Kim, New York Excelsior, Flex
- Yeon-Jun “Ark” Hong, New York Excelsior, Support
- Jae-Hyeok “Carpe” Lee, Philadelphia Fusion, Offense
- Jae-Hui “Gesture” Hong, London Spitfire, Tank
Standing for the Pacific Division:
- Chan-Hyung “Fissure” Baek, Los Angeles Gladiators, Tank
- Scott “Custa” Kennedy, Los Angeles Valiant, Support
- Seyeon “Geguri” Kim, Shanghai Dragons, Tank
- Byung-Sun “Fleta” Kim, Seoul Dynasty, Offense
- Je-Hong “Ryujehong” Ryu, Seoul Dynasty, Flex
- Brandon “Seagull” Larned, Dallas Fuel, Flex
Over 55.000 people voted to select these players. The remaining 24 players – 12 for each roster – will be selected by staff, coaches, OWL players and casters. The resulting 36 players in total will make up the rosters for each division. The divisions are split in half by Texas, and in the near future, the OWL may even end up travelling. There are plans to have the events in the different home-cities of the teams – though this won’t happen for this all-star event.
If you are wondering who the pros chose, you’ll have to wait a while longer – the full rosters won’t be revealed until July 10th. This is actually a little bit delayed, as originally, the full rosters were supposed to be announced this week. If you are already planning ahead for watching the event, it will be streamed live on Twitch, OverwatchLeague.com, MLG.com and the Overwatch League and MLG apps.
Other than that, not too much is known about the event. Blizzard has been very tight-lipped about details regarding the custom skill matches for example, as well as, well, most other important aspects of the event really. Fans are eagerly awaiting the reveal of more information, which according to the OWL website, will happen ‘soon’.
Odds are the information will be released together with or shortly after the full player-rosters are revealed on July 10th. If you are planning on attending the event in person, you can. Once again, details on tickets haven’t been revealed yet, so keep an eye out for the announcement. The tickets are likely going to sell out very quickly, so don’t miss your chance if you are lucky enough to be in Los Angeles that weekend!