Best Teams to Watch in the Overwatch Champions Series 2024


Overwatch 2 esports has continued despite the end of the Overwatch League. Blizzard and ESL FACEIT have teamed up to start the competitive circuit known as the Overwatch Champions Series and Overwatch 2 has also officially joined the Esports World Cup event. While this means there is still an esports scene for Overwatch 2, a lot of fans are a bit confused as to what teams to watch and where their favorite OWL pros went after it dissolved.

The Overwatch League franchise consisted of city-based teams that were all easily identifiable by their logos and branding, remaining largely consistent throughout each season. Players were traded but it was within a very organised and broadcasted process, making it easy to choose favourite teams and recognise strong players. After the OWL ended, many fans wondered where their favourite players ended up.

Looking for which teams to follow post-OWL? Here are our choices.

Team Falcons

This Korean team is currently seen as the squad to beat. For the past few years, they’ve been placing at the top of A and B-tier tournaments while awaiting the return of a more organised Overwatch 2 esports scene. Why are they so good? Team Falcons is entirely made up of Korean OWL all-stars, many of which are from Dallas Fuel:

  • Proper
  • Stalk3r
  • Smurf
  • Hanbin
  • ChiYo
  • Fielder
  • SirMajed


If you’re looking for another Korean super team to root for in the OWCS, keep your eyes on Genesis. This squad also has many familiar faces from the OWL, including some of the most hyped pros that kept fans sticking around all those seasons. The roster includes the following pros:

  • Decay
  • ChoiSehwan
  • Kellan
  • Kalios
  • Teru
  • MAKA

Toronto Defiant

In North America, Toronto Defiant has stuck around after the Overwatch League. They are currently at the top of the standings after the Stage 1 Group Stage for NA. Fans will undoubtedly continue to watch their journey as they take their talents to the international stage. The roster includes OWL pros like:

  • MER1T
  • Sugarfree
  • Vega
  • Rupal

From the Gamer

Park “Viol2t” Min-ki is one of the best pros ever to play the game. He has reached 4700 SR in all roles but is a support expert in the esports scene. While playing for the OWL, he played on multiple teams, including San Francisco Shock and Houston Outlaws, both of which he led to the top every season. Here are the players joining Viol2t on this Korean team:

  • Flora
  • AlphaYi
  • Belosrea
  • Viol2t
  • FiNN

These are the teams to watch as the OWCS progresses, especially if you were a fan of the Overwatch League. These teams not only have familiar names but have experience communicating and competing together. And they are hoping to prove themselves after the fallout of the OWL.

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