South Korea wins third straight Overwatch World Cup

Team South Korea celebrates its Overwatch World Cup finals victory on Saturday during BlizzCon at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. It was the third straight OWWC title for South Korea, which remains unbeaten at the event. Robert Paul/Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

South Korea won its third straight Overwatch World Cup in dominant fashion, sweeping China on Saturday in the best-of-seven final at BlizzCon in Anaheim, California.

South Korea continued its run of not losing a single series in each of its tournament wins for the past three years. It got past the United Kingdom 2-0 in the semifinals earlier in the day, with the U.K. forging ties on King's Row and Volskaya Industries before ultimately falling in the fourth map, Rialto, of the best-of-five series.

Against China, South Korea won Ilios (2-0), King's Row (3-1) and Temple of Anubis (2-1) before the two teams battled to overtime on Watchpoint: Gibraltar. South Korea went on to win the map, 4-3, and defend its title for the third year in a row. South Korea support Bang "JJoNaK" Sung-hyeon, the Overwatch League MVP in Season 1, earned the fan-voted Overwatch World Cup MVP accolade.

China had made it to the final by sweeping Canada in the other semifinal.

Canada, the runner-up at last year's Overwatch World Cup, finished third, defeating U.K. 3-2 in the bronze medal match.

-- Field Level Media