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Overwatch 2Aug 24, 2018 6:00 pm CT

Here’s what to expect from this weekend’s Overwatch League All-Star matches


The OWL All-Star Weekend is almost here! In it, two 18-player teams of fan-favorite players will represent the Atlantic and Pacific divisions in a series of show matches. The games start on Saturday August 25 at 4PM with a day of custom matches, including:

Lucioball Showdown

Meko, NYE Geguri, SHD
Ark, NYE Fate, VAL
Poko, PHI Fissure, SEO

Mystery Heroes

Libero, NYE Kariv, VAL
Mano, NYE Ryujehong, SEO
Muma, HOU Zunba, SEO
Gesture, LON Bischu, GLA
Fury, LON Custa, VAL
Bdosin, LON Space, VAL

Widowmaker 1v1 Challenge

Pine, NYE Soon, VAL
Carpe, PHI Surefour, GLA
Striker, BOS Fleta, SEO
Sayaplayer, FLA Architect, SFS

Talent Takedown

Josh “Sideshow” Wilkinson Jonathan “Reinforce” Larsson
Matt “Mr X” Morello Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles
Mitch “Uber” Leslie Auguste “Semmler” Massonnat
Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez Robert “Hexagrams” Kirkbride
Erik “DoA” Lonnquist Soe “Soembie” Gschwind-Penski
Brennon “Bren” Hook Chris “Puckett” Puckett
Malik Forté Alberto “Crumbz” Rengifo

Lockout Elimination

Saebyeolbe, NYE Sleepy, SFS
Profit, LON Agilities, VAL
Gamsu, BOS Kariv, VAL
Poko, PHI BigGoose, GLA
Ark, NYE Mickie, DAL
Jjonak, NYE OGE, DAL

I’m interested in seeing the teams play Mystery Heroes. It’s a bonkers mode, and one that can and will just give one team three Bastions and a Mercy. How do professional players react to such unfair odds? And that’s not to mention the tension that will be in the Widowmaker 1v1 battles. Usually a Widowmaker duel, while fun to watch, isn’t the entire point of the game — there’s also five other heroes making calls and pressuring the enemy team. Now imagine Fleta simply staring down Pine on the game’s Castillo map. It’s going to be an amazing thing to watch.

On August 26 at 11AM PDT, the proper All-Star game begins with a full five-map match and a requirement that all players on each team compete in at least one map. The starting lineup was selected by the fans, with the reserves decided on by coaches and staff. Here’s who will be representing each division:

Atlantic Division

  • Hyeon-Sang “Pavane” Yoo—Excelsior
  • Starting: Seong-Hyun “Jjonak” Bang—Excelsior, support
  • Starting: Jong-Ryeol “Saebyeolbe” Park—Excelsior, DPS
  • Starting: Do-Hyeon “Pine” Kim—Excelsior, flex
  • Starting: Yeon-Jun “Ark” Hong—Excelsior, support
  • Starting: Jae-Hyeok “Carpe” Lee—Fusion, DPS
  • Starting: Jae-Hui “Gesture” Hong—Spitfire, tank
  • Hae-Seong “Libero” Kim—Excelsior, DPS
  • Nam-Ju “STRIKER” Gwon—Uprising, DPS
  • Jeong-Woo “Sayaplayer” Ha—Mayhem, DPS
  • Seung-Tae “Bdosin” Choi—Spitfire, support
  • Se-Hyun “Neko” Park—Uprising, support
  • Dong-Gyu “Mano” Kim—Excelsior, tank
  • Tae-Hong “Meko” Kim—Excelsior, tank
  • Austin “Muma” Wilmot—Outlaws, tank
  • Young-Jin “Gamsu” Noh—Uprising, tank
  • Jun-Ho “Fury” Kim—Spitfire, flex
  • Gael “Poko” Gouzerch—Fusion, flex
  • Jun-Young “ Profit” Park—Spitfire, DPS

Pacific Division

  • Coach: Byung-Chul “Moon” Moon—Valiant
  • Starting: Chan-Hyung “Fissure” Baek—Dynasty, tank
  • Starting: Scott “Custa” Kennedy—Valiant, support
  • Starting: Se-Yeon “Geguri” Kim—Dragons, tank
  • Starting: Byung-Sun “Fleta” Kim—Dynasty, DPS
  • Starting: Je-Hong “Ryujehong” Ryu—Dynasty, support
  • Starting: Young-Seo “Kariv” Park—Valiant, support
  • Minho “Architect” Park—Shock, DPS
  • Terence “SoOn” Tarlier—Valiant, DPS
  • Brady “Agilities” Girardi—Valiant, DPS
  • Lane “Surefour” Roberts—Gladiators, DPS
  • Young-Seo “Kariv” Park—Valiant, support
  • Benjamin “BigGoose” Isohanni—Gladiators, support
  • Nikola “Sleepy” Andrews—Shock, support
  • Pan-Seung “Fate” Koo—Valiant, tank
  • Minseok “OGE” Son—Fuel, tank
  • Indy “Space” Halpern—Valiant, flex
  • Joon-Hyeok “Zunba” Kim—Dynasty, flex
  • Pongphop “Mickie” Rattanasangchod—Fuel, flex
  • Aaron “Bischu” Kim—Gladiators, flex

There have been a couple of substitutions since the original lineup was announced. Ji-hyeok “Birdring” Kim was set to play for the Atlantic team due to a wrist injury, but will be replaced by Joon-yeong “Profit” Park. The recently retired Brandon “Seagull” Larned has also dropped out, replaced by both Young-Seo “Kariv” Park and Aaron “Bischu” Kim.

If you’re just interested in getting your hands on those legendary Tracer and Genji skins, they’re available for 200 OWL tokens. They’re only available for a limited time, however — they’ll go away on August 27, so make sure to grab them while you can.

Matches are this Saturday (4PM PDT) and Sunday (11AM PDT), and you can watch live on Twitch.

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