Team Philippines announces Overwatch World Cup 2023 lineup
After a month-long tryout period, Team Philippines has announced its starting lineup for the upcoming Overwatch World Cup Asia-Pacific Conference.
- Adriel Robin “Pugbutt” Ong – Tank
- Juan Vito Carlo “Redux” Yap – DPS
- John Ferdinand Solis “Wucked” Angeles – DPS
- Marcus Allen “CHONLEE” Singson – Support
- Joshua Anthony Anacta “Grandeesauto” Ogame – Support
Introducing Team PH’s roster for Overwatch World Cup 2023! 🇵🇭
Some familiar and seasoned players in our roster, this is gonna be an exciting mix! 🤩#TeamPH #OWWC2023 #OWWC pic.twitter.com/RE4NEmXogM
— 🇵🇭 Team Philippines OW (@TeamPH_OW) April 13, 2023
Redux and Grandeesauto were members of the Philippines team that competed in the 2019 Overwatch World Cup Preliminaries, while Pugbutt, CHONLEE, and Wucked will be making their international competitive debuts in June. Another member of that 2019 roster, Axel Jansen “Rebirth” Lusuan, comes in as Team Philippines’ Head Coach. He is backed up by Assistant Coach Paul John “pjMCCX” Tiope with Camie “Yumie” Tafalla returning as Social Media Lead.
“There’s a lot of great established and strong regions in our group on the road to [the Overwatch World Cup at] Blizzcon but I’m confident we’ve assembled the best roster to represent the Philippines and hopefully we can put up results for the community to be proud of,” says General Manager David “Neep” Viray in an exclusive interview with Esports INQ.
Introducing your Team Philippines Committee for the Overwatch World Cup 2023! 🇵🇭
Social Lead: @yumieqt
General Manager: @lolNeep
Head Coach: @Rebirthzzz
We’ll definitely give our all in this journey, so we hope you can support us till the end! 💪🏼 #LabanPinas#OWWC23 pic.twitter.com/JGyoJrPQIZ
— 🇵🇭 Team Philippines OW (@TeamPH_OW) February 15, 2023ADVERTISEMENT
Team Philippines joins Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea in Group A of the Asia-Pacific Conference qualifier. Only the top three teams from the group will move on to the Overwatch World Cup 2023 Main Event later this year.
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