Three players from reigning OGN Overwatch Apex champion Lunatic-Hai will represent South Korea in the Overwatch World Cup.
The final six choices for Korea’s Overwatch World Cup team were announced Monday. The final choices are Afreeca Freecs Blue’s Kim “Mano” Dong-gyu, LuxuryWatch Blue’s Hwang “Fl0w3R” Yeon-oh and Park “Saebyeolbe” Jong-ryeol and Lunatic Hai’s Kim “zunba” Joon Hyuk, Ryu “Ryujehong” Je-hong and Yang “tobi” Jin-mo.
All of the members of the team have been pulled from the top three performing teams of South Korea right now, creating a “super team” of sorts for the upcoming group stages. Anticipation is also at an all time high, as the general consensus is that Korea houses some of the best Overwatch players in the world, as exemplified through the OGN Apex tournament. Lunatic-Hai is the Season 2 champion of Apex, so it makes sense to see the team well represented.
The high level of play in Korean players have been noted by Western organizations as well, as a number of organizations including Immortals, EnVyUs and Team Liquid have all added Korean players with Apex experience to their rosters.
Korea was a powerhouse region in last year’s World Cup and was crowned the champion at BlizzCon. The team didn’t drop a single game throughout the entire tournament. Korea will be facing off against Netherlands, Poland, and Austria as a part of Group E in this year’s World Cup.