Overwatch World Cup 2017

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The Star Sydney was proud to host its first ever international esports event in July, which saw video game whizzes from around the world compete for glory in round two of the Overwatch World Cup.

One of the fastest-growing first-person fantasy video games, Overwatch has a huge international following with its best players attracting fans from all over the world. 

The Star hosted close to 5,000 people over the three-day event, handing out as many goody bags, food and drink discount vouchers, as well as an exclusive hotel room offer for attending ‘cyberpunks’. 

All the cyberpunk essentials from hotdogs, to pizzas and hot chips were on offer throughout the three days, while special dietary requirements were also catered for.

Meanwhile, the many merchandise and gear stalls, as well as autograph tables, meant all the attending cyberpunks got to meet their Overwatch heroes.

The Star’s state-of-the-art, high-definition screens and speakers ensured everyone could catch all the live action and key moments throughout the competition.

In front of packed crowds, and with several hundred thousand online spectators tuning in from around the world, the head-to-heads included Japan v Australia, Australia v Sweden, with teams from Finland and Spain also slogging it out. 

Pumped by a sense of national pride on their home turf, Australia prevailed to take out the finals, bringing them one step closer to international glory with a semi-finals berth against Canada coming up later this year.

From all of us at The Star, Come on Australia!