Team Philippines announces Overwatch World Cup 2023 lineup

06:58 PM April 13, 2023

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


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.

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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