With a home crowd and a successful first two matches, Australia looked comfortable in their quest to qualify for the Overwatch World Cup finals at Blizzcon later this year. As Australia has historically done so often however, they began to falter, losing their third group match to Sweden and finding themselves staring down the barrel of a playoffs defeat to Japan. But with moments to spare in overtime, Australia flipped the final point and booked themselves a ticket to Blizzcon later this year.
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As was the case last year, Blizzard outsourced some of the team selection for the Overwatch World Cup. It didn't work out so well last time, and Australia got properly flogged. But this year we're in with slightly more of a chance.