At BlizzCon 2019, Korea suffered failure First at the World Cup Overwatch with defeat against France in the group stage. Then lost to the United States twice, once in the group stage and again in the semi-finals.
Matthew DeLisi (super), member of the US team explained to his Twitch viewers that fan Korea is very sad with that failure.
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According to Super, he talked to Crusty after the victory of the United States and the trainer revealed to him that fans on Korean forums told him they don’t want him back to Korea.
He explained in response to a curious fan why the gamer Koreans often have to apologize when they don’t perform well: “There’s a bit of heartlessness there. They said: ‘Crusty, don’t go back to Korea’. Listen, the fans in Korea, they have high expectations for their team.”
Super then revealed that Crusty said he would never join World Championship more because it involves backlashes.
According to a third-party communication about Crusty, semi-pro gamer Lutionsal, the Worlds team lacked practice and preparation due to a disrupted schedule. After the failure, he called each member to apologize and take responsibility.
South Korea’s Overwatch Worlds went undefeated in 2019. Prior to that, the team emerged victorious in 2016, 2017 and 2018 with performances that dominated the tournament.
It will be interesting to see what the team does in 2020 as they try to reclaim the throne. Of course that’s when they get the chance to do it.
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