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Overwatch

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: Blizzard
Developer: Blizzard
Release Date: Spring 2016

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'Overwatch' (ALL) League 2020 All-Star Teams And All-Star Arcade Game Modes Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2020 @ 8:42 a.m. PDT

Overwatch is a pick-up-and-play 6v6 team-based shooter set on a near-future earth, featuring an amazing cast of heroes and set in an all-new Blizzard game universe.

The action of Overwatch. takes place in a technologically advanced, highly stylized future earth. In a time of global crisis, an international task force of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities known as Overwatch had come together to restore peace to a war-torn world. After many years, the group’s influence waned, and it was eventually disbanded. Overwatch might be gone now . . . but the world still needs heroes.

With an emphasis on accessibility and pure fun, Overwatch. brings Blizzard’s signature easy-to-learn, hard-to-master gameplay to the FPS genre. Harnessing the power of their hero of choice, players will join forces in teams of six and battle each other across a range of futuristic global locations, from the hologram-lit streets of London to a bazaar in the shadows of a high-tech Egyptian pyramid. Every battlefield is iconic and built to highlight each character’s unique abilities, and fights can shift from streets to rooftops to open skies within the span of a breath.

While each hero represents a formidable force on their own, players can amplify their potential by assembling into a well-balanced team and creatively combining powers. No matter which hero or playstyle they prefer, players will be able to team up and accomplish the incredible in Overwatch.

As players compete in matches—win or lose—they’ll level up and earn Loot Boxes, each containing a combination of four items players can use to customize their heroes, including in-game credits and cosmetic goodies including skins, sprays, voice lines, and new animations. Among these items are legendary skins that dramatically alter heroes’ appearances, such as the post-apocalyptic Scavenger D.Va, or Lone Wolf Hanzo, which fills Overwatch’s expert bowman with the spirit of the wild.

With teams playing online and split into two regions in Asia and North America, we’re going to double the fun and have two all All-Stars events this season before Grand Finals Weekend

Today we reveal rosters for the 2020 All-Stars Asia and 2020 All-Stars North America events, as voted on by fans from around the world.

2020 All-Stars Asia

Saturday, September 26: 1-7 a.m. PT / 4-10 p.m. CST / 5-11 p.m. KST

  • Hyobin “Choihyobin” Choi – San Francisco Shock, Tank
  • Menghan “Ameng” Ding – Chengdu Hunters, Tank
  • Euiseok “Fearless” Lee – Shanghai Dragons, Tank
  • Jun Woo “Void” Kang – Shanghai Dragons, Tank
  • Dong-gyu "Mano" Kim – New York Excelsior, Tank
  • Han-been "Hanbin" Choi – Paris Eternal, Tank
  • Qiulin “Guxue” Xu – Hanzhou Spark, Tank
  • Gicheol “Cr0ng” Nam – Guanzhou Charge, Tank
  • Byungsun “Fleta” Kim – Shanghai Dragons, Damage
  • Gui-Woon “Decay” Jang – Washington Justice, Damage
  • Junyoung “Profit” Park – Seoul Dynasty, Damage
  • Seonchang "Ans" Lee, San Francisco Shock, Damage
  • Gilseong “Glister” Lim – London Spitfire, Damage
  • Hyojong "Haksal" Kim – New York Excelsior, Damage
  • Jun-ki "Yaki" Kim – Florida Mayhem, Damage
  • Jae-hyeok "Carpe" Lee, Philadelphia Fusion, Damage
  • Sang-Min “Myunb0ng” Seo – Boston Uprising, Support
  • Minki "Viol2t" Park, San Francisco Shock, Support
  • Kyeongbo “Alarm” Kim – Philadelphia Fusion, Support
  • Jae Gon “Leejaegon” Lee – Shanghai Dragons, Support
  • Jin Seo “Shu” Kim – Guanzhou Charge, Support
  • Seonghyun “Jjonak” Bang – New York Excelsior, Support
  • Jin-mo "Tobi" Yang, Seoul Dynasty, Support
  • Min-chul "Izayaki" Kim, Shanghai Dragons, Support

2020 All-Stars North America

Saturday, October 3: 12-4 p.m. PT / 2-6 a.m. CST (Sunday)

  • Matthew “Super” Delisi – San Francisco Shock, Tank
  • Indy “Space” Halpern – Los Angeles Gladiators, Tank
  • Benjamin “Benbest” Dieulafait – Paris Eternal, Tank
  • Caleb “Mcgravy” Mcgarvey – Los Angeles Valiant, Tank
  • João Pedro “Hydration” Goes Telles – Houston Outlaws, Tank
  • Andreas “Nevix” Karlsson – Toronto Defiant, Tank
  • Gael "Poko" Gouzerch, Philadelphia Fusion
  • Niclas Smidt “Shockwave” Jensen – Vancouver Titans, Damage
  • Terence “Soon” Tarlier – Paris Eternal, Damage
  • Kai “Ksp” Collins – Los Angeles Valiant, Damage
  • Dante “Danteh” Cruz – Houston Outlaws, Damage
  • Brady “Agilities” Girardi – Toronto Defiant, Damage
  • Nicolas “Nicogdh” Moret – Paris Eternal, Damage
  • Dusttin “Dogman” Bowerman – Atlanta Reign, Support
  • William “Crimzo” Hernandez – Dallas Fuel, Support
  • Seungsoo “Jecse” Lee – Houston Outlaws, Support
  • Youngseo “Kariv” Bak – Toronto Defiant, Support
  • Daniel "FunnyAstro" Hathaway
  • Grant “Moth” Espe – San Francisco Shock, Support
  • Brice “Fdgod” Monscavoir – Paris Eternal, Support

Both All-Stars events will include the following matches:

  • T-Mobile Talent Takedown — Overwatch League broadcast talent play a 6v6 match in a 3-map set.
  • Widowmaker 1v1 Tournament, presented by State Farm — Top players compete in a 1v1 headshots-only format as Widowmaker.
  • All-Star Game — Overwatch League all-star players compete in a 6v6 match in a 3-map set.

All-Stars Asia will also include additional showmatches. See below for all the details.

  • Winston Skills Challenge – Four players will compete in a 1v1 tournament to be the first Winston to push a neutral Wrecking Ball into the Ilios Well. 
  • Genji Skills Challenge - Four players will compete in a 1v1 single-elimination tournament to determine the greatest Genji.
  • Ana Skills Challenge – Pros go head-to-head in an Ana free-for-all. Played in two rounds, each round ends when a player reaches 20 eliminations, or after 5 minutes.
  • Who is Meta? – Eight players with the best Fleta Deadlift percentages will compete in a Hero Gauntlet match. A Fleta Deadlift is when a player accounts for 50% or more of team’s final blows in a map win. The winner is the first player to get an elimination using a pool of 22 heroes. 

A total of US $225,000 is up for grabs during All-Stars. Here’s how it breaks down:

Event

  • All-Star Game winner
    • Asia - $90,000
    • North America - $75,000
  • Widowmaker 1v1 winner
    • Asia - $15,000
    • North America - $15,000
  • Widowmaker 1v1 runner-up
    • Asia - $7,500
    • North America - $7,500
  • Winston Skill Challenge winner
    • Asia - $4,000
  • Genji Skill Challenge winner
    • Asia - $4,000
  • Ana Skill Challenge winner
    • Asia - $4,000
  • Who is Meta? winner
    • Asia - $3,000

Where to Watch?

You can watch all All-Stars events live and on demand on our YouTube channel, official website, and on our app.

The 2020 Overwatch League Grand Finals takes place from Oct. 8 – 10.


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