We asked Overwatch League players to tell us which of the final eight teams—Australia, Canada, China, Finland, France, South Korea, United Kingdom, and the United States—will take home gold at the 2018 Overwatch World Cup:
Joona "Fragi" Laine, Philadelphia Fusion
Team Finland, of course. We have, and will continue to, put in the most effort!
Weida "Diya" Lu, Shanghai Dragons
Actually, I hope we (China) win. Certainly, from the perspective of a spectator, it’s all acceptable. Whichever team wins, what matters is that the game is exciting and wonderful, and that everyone enjoys watching.
Pan-Seung "Fate" Koo, Los Angeles Valiant
Australia, because Custa is such a good shotcaller and leader. He can carry anyone.
João Pedro "Hydration" Goes Telles, Los Angeles Gladiators
I think Team USA will win the World Cup, because I’m on the team!
Je-Hong "Ryujehong" Ryu, Seoul Dynasty
I’m not sure about this. I think all teams will do well.
Kristian "Kellex" Keller, Boston Uprising
I think USA will win because they have looked really strong so far, and they have a very stacked roster with amazing players.
Young-Seo "Kariv" Park, Los Angeles Valiant
South Korea. Because, easy. (Looking at Agilities) Canada, so bad!
Scott "Custa" Kennedy, Los Angeles Valiant
South Korea. I think they still have the strongest region in the world and it is filled with the best players in the world. Even though other teams are closer than they've ever been, I still believe they will take it.
Matthew “Super” DeLisi, San Francisco Shock
I think a lot of teams can contest for the title, but the top three for me are Finland, USA, and South Korea.
Byung-Sun "Fleta" Kim, Seoul Dynasty
Aaron "Bischu" Kim, Los Angeles Gladiators
Finland, because they have the most Gladiators!
Alberto "Neptuno" González Molinillo, Philadelphia Fusion
I think USA will win. Why? They look strong, and I want Korea to stop being so dominant. But the World Cup is all about beating Korea, and I think this year there are teams with that potential like Finland, France, and Canada.
Grant “Moth” Espe, San Francisco Shock
USA will win because we are the best in any meta, and I'm not in Mercy prison anymore.
Joon-Hyeok "Zunba" Kim, Seoul Dynasty
I don’t know!
Jin-Mo "Tobi" Yang, Seoul Dynasty
I have no clue. LOL.
Lucas "Note" Meissner, Boston Uprising
Canada is going to win because we have improved a ton since the Group Stage and we want to get revenge against USA in the finals. :)
Young-Jin "Gamsu" Noh, Boston Uprising
I’d bet on Canada. They have the best D.Va player!
Se-Yeon “Geguri” Kim, Shanghai Dragons
I think it could be the USA, Canada, or South Korea.