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Overwatch World Cup: Competing Nations Committees Finalized

The nations’ competition committee for the 2018 Overwatch World Cup has been finally revealed with some interesting names in the mix including popular YouTubers, content creators, an Overwatch League team coaches and even a pro team manager. Following the appointment of these committee members, the participating teams will move to its formation by selecting its roster.

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Determined by players in the respective participating countries, notable YouTube personalities involved in the Overwatch World Cup include Oasis “Oasis” Nip (Australia), Nathan “KarQ” Chan (Canada) and Philip “ChipSa” Graham (UK) as their respective country’s Community Lead. The highly popular YouTuber-turned RunAway manager and co-owner, Hyuna “Flowervin” Lee will be the Community Lead for South Korea.

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On the coaching side, the top 150 players in the competing nations determine the head coach to lead them and unsurprisingly, a number of Overwatch League coaches were elected to take part in the Overwatch World Cup including New York Excelsior coach, Hyeon-sang “Pavane” Yu (S.Korea), Dallas Fuel’s Aaron “Aero” Atkins (USA), Los Angeles Valiant’s Julien “daemoN” Ducros (France) and Philadelphia Fusion’s Elliott “Hayes” Hayes (UK).

Unlike the two earlier categories, the General Manager of the participating nations are picked by Blizzard and a notable inclusion to this list is former ‘British Consultant’ for the London Spitfire, Tom “Stylosa” Stewart who was selected as the UK team’s General Manager for the Overwatch World Cup.

Over from the Southeast Asia side, we have Thailand and…er… that’s about it. GG, Singapore & the rest of Southeast Asia for this year. Thailand’s General Manager is Manoo “Zynnlol” Hayashi while the coach is Jirawat “HeadHawk” Kalumpanun. The Community Lead is Ampaipak “Ravee” Sanongkun. They’re basically responsible for finding the next Mickie. Or Mickies. No pressure, right?

Here’s the full lowdown (via here), because we’re such nice people.


GM: Andrew “rqt” Haws
Coach: Jordan “Gunba” Graham
Community Lead: Oasis “Oasis” Nip


GM: Patrik Tondl
Coach: Paul “ub3rb1ng0” Pachner
Community Lead: Christopher “Se7enSins” Knauseder


GM: Vinicius “pOkiz” Zanquetta Costa
Coach: Jhonathan “TMATTEI” Mattei
Community Lead: Lucas “LION” Ramos


GM: Andrew “id_” Trulli
Coach: Justin “Jayne” Conroy
Community Lead: Nathan “KarQ” Chan


GM: Qiong “Tutu” Li
Coach: Xingrui “RUI” Wang
Community Lead: Tsungyu “Xiaogui” Huang

Chinese Taipei

GM: Yi-Hui “FuChan” Lin
Coach: Liou “nitor” Yen-Ruei
Community Lead: Liu “AlayKeru” Zhi-Ying


GM: Frederik “Huggos” Kragh Christensen
Coach: Martin “Mono” Madsen
Community Lead: Lene “Xperiana” Gaardmand


GM: Petri “Procyh” Hämälä
Coach: Joni “Seita” Paavola
Community Lead: Nasim “Nasse” Haque


GM: Philippe “Lanf3ust” Rivain
Coach: Julien ‘daemoN’ Ducros
Community Lead: Mathias “Troma” Szanto


GM: Ysabel “Noukky” Müller
Coach: Christian “’radioboiii” Gutzelnig
Community Lead: Sascha “HighscoreHro” Wegner

Hong Kong

GM: Derek Cheung
Coach: Kang-chuen “Pandaren” Lee
Community Lead: Derek “MimicOmnic” Kwok


GM: Nicholas “crYstalgecKo” Pietrosanti
Coach: Alessio “SharPPP” Mameli
Community Lead: Thomas “HAL” Avallone


GM: Jae-pil “Jerophilip” Ha
Coach: Hibiki “’XQQ” Motoyama
Community Lead: Masumi “mizuiro” Fukuda


GM: Mathijs “joinvoicepls” Kool
Coach: Thomas “Morte” Kerbusch
Community Lead: Erik “TwoEasy” van Hoorn


GM: Stein “Wilmann” Wilmann
Coach: Mikael “mkL” Skjønhaug
Community Lead: Jonas “AverageJonas” Navarsete


GM: Pawel Slomka
Coach: Michał “Warchawk” Warchał
Community Lead: Wojciech “Theo” Buda


GM: Ruben “Rubikon” Zurabyan
Coach: Dmitry “Dikker” Borisenkov
Community Lead: Andrey “Goose” Bakhrakh


GM: Thibaut “Tibix” Durand
Coach: Sergi “Paranoidxz” Carrasco Marsiñach
Community Lead: Beatriz “kaquka” Alonso


GM: Emily “QueenE” Krumlinde
Coach: Vytis “Mineral” Lasaitis
Community Lead: Tilda “Trean” Wilhelmsson


GM: Sandro “Sharper” Nowoczin
Coach: Maxime “shn” Delavy
Community Lead: Andreas “BeFroz3n” Dürler

South Korea

GM: Kyu-hyung “YongBongTang” Hwang
Coach: Hyeon-sang “Pavane” Yu
Community Lead: Hyuna “Flowervin” Lee


GM: Manoo “Zynnlol” Hayashi
Coach: Jirawat “HeadHawk” Kalumpanun
Community Lead: Ampaipak “Ravee” Sanongkun

United Kingdom

GM: Tom “Stylosa” Stewart
Coach: Elliott “Hayes” Hayes
Community Lead: Philip “ChipSa” Graham


GM: Scott “Bearhands” Tester
Coach: Aaron “Aero” Atkins
Community Lead: Analynn “Analynn” Dang



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