Blizzard has revealed the voting results for its upcoming Overwatch World Cup, and the public voting has produced some interesting team compositions. Teams will instead be representing their respective countries during the tournament; which ends with the grand finals at Blizzcon 2016.
Some three million votes were cast during the voting stage, where players selected four of the six members of their national teams. The remaining two slots were determined by the team captain, mostly to help fill any gaps in composition that may happen during the unusual team selection process.
Team Malaysia will be represented by Sados, Darkaz, Wolf, Vermillion, SOR, and MGUY; the last two being the captain’s pick. These players are not exactly household names; although the competitive Overwatch scene is still in its infancy.
Interestingly, the voting process has also broken up several pro-gaming teams and have scattered players across their home nations. For the most part, these pro-gamers will be teaming up with players of less renown – another quirk of the selection process. One exception would be Team Sweden, which is composed of players from EnVyUS, Fnatic, and Luminosity.
Now that the team selection is complete, teams will begin regional qualifications. This will see six teams from Europe and APAC – along with four from the Americas – proceed to the main event at Blizzcon in November.
Not all teams will have to qualify though, as Blizzard has pre-allocated slots for several countries. The US, Canada, Brazil, Australia-New Zealand, China, and South Korea will all directly qualify for Blizzcon.
[Source: Play Overwatch]