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    South Korea Defeats Canada in the Overwatch World Cup Final to Retain its Crown
    By Frankie Price on Nov 11, 2017

    South Korean professional players have been dominating videogame competitions for a decade. With some notable exceptions, most of the important trophies went to players from this country and the trend is likely to continue. Overwatch is the most popular game from Blizzard Entertainment and since it was released, both World Cups were won by players from South Korea.

    In 2017, the Asian squad started with the first chance and confirm its quality in both the group stage and the playoffs round. They played the first semifinal against France and require just four maps to secure victory despite the Europeans opposition. Every map was won by South Korea by the narrowest of margins, but at the end of the day this was enough to propel them to the grand final.

    Five Maps Needed to Defeat Canada

    In the wake of their victory over France, South Korea went against Canada in the gold medal match. This time they needed five maps to secure victory, but only because it was the best of five series. The final score was a convincing 4-1 and the Canadians had to settle for one victory and the silver medal.

    South Korea confirmed its dominance in Overwatch in the wake of their World Cup trophy at Blizzcon. Competition is expected to be even more intense in 2018, with more players joining competitive arena and making the transition to professional gameplay. However, with most of the newcomers being South Koreans and the game enjoys tremendous popularity in this country, the Asian country is likely to win three back-to-back World Cups.





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