Welcome to Omnic Post’s newest series. For the next eight days, ‘Road To BlizzCon‘ will take you on a in-depth look at the eight teams that will be competing in the Overwatch World Cup Quarterfinals. Our first team will be the boys in red, white and blue, Team USA.

 

Group Stage

The United States first match was during the he Los Angeles group stages, with their first match being against team Austria. The US absolutely dominated the Austrians as they cruised to a 4-0  victory. The next day, Team USA participated in two matches, one against Brasil and another Switzerland. The Brazil match for the most part was easy for the boys in red white and blue but they were tested in the fourth map and eventually dropped it to end the match with a 3-1 score. The Switzerland match on the other hand showed how dominate the US was really could be as they strolled to a 4-0 win.

The final day of group stages looked to test team USA the most with matches against Norway and rival Canada. For team USA, the Norway match ended up being just warm up as they would roll to a 4-0 win. The Canada match was the toughest match in the group stages for the US. Each map was  a grind for the teams, but the United States managed to prevail with a map score of 3-1. Team US ended the group stages a perfect 5-0 with a map score of 18-2, securing them the top seed and a spot in the quarterfinals at BlizzCon.

The Squad

 

Austin 'Muma' Wilmot:

We all know Muma as the amazing main tank player for the Houston Outlaws. Muma's strongest heroes are Winston and Reinhardt. He has also shown he is very capable playing Orisa as well. His flexibility is a great advantage for Team USA heading into BlizzCon.

Indy 'Space' Halpern:

Space: the DVa extraordinaire of the Los Angeles Valiant. Space has also shown over the course of OWL and the group stages that he can flex on to other off tanks depending on the situation.

 

Jay 'Sinatraa' Won:

Sinatraa made a name for himself last year in the World Cup and as a member of the San Francisco Shock with his Tracer. With Tracer no longer being considered meta any more however,  he has shown his ability to learn new heroes quickly and now is one of the best Doomfist and Brigitte players around.

Zachary 'zachaREEE' Lombardo:

zachaREE is currently a member of the 2 time North American Contenders Champions, Fusion University. He has shown he is able to compete with Overwatch League players on roles like Sombra and Genji.

João Pedro 'Hydration' Goes Telles:

The Flex DPS player for the Los Angeles Gladiators. During OWL he was able to show is flexibility playing just about everything his team needed. Hydration is known as one of the best Doomfist and Sombra players, but also has proficiency on Pharah and similar projectile-based heroes.

Grant 'Moth' Espe:

The San Francisco Shock main support player makes his way to his first BlizzCon. Moth was able to provide the Shock with a Mercy player as well as someone who can flex to other main healers and even Lucio

Shane 'Rawkus' Flaherty:

Rawkus proved that he is in the discussion as one of the best Zenyattas in both last years World Cup and during season 1 of Overwatch League with the Outlaws. Rawkus also brings some of the best Ana play among the supports in the quarterfinals. If necessary he can flex to Roadhog or even Widowmaker.

Best of luck to Team USA as they prepare for their first quarterfinal match against Team United Kingdom.