BlizzCon 2019 esports coup: first champion girl and the fall of Koreans in Overwatch

BlizzCon 2019 was remembered not only by the announcements of Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2, but also by the coup on the e-sports scene.

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Chinese woman becomes new Hearthstone grandmasterXiaomeng Li, who plays under the nickname VKLiooon. In the final, Xiaomen beat the American bloodyface, Chinese Leaoh and German Casie. The esportswoman was the first girl to win the BlizzCon framework, and congratulations to her.

In her victory speech, she urged the other women to forget about gender and go to their goal:

“I want to tell all the girls who dream about esports competitions: if you strive for this and believe in yourself, you must forget about your gender and go to the goal”

The second significant event was the victory of Team USAOverwatch in the Overwatch World Cup 2019. The South Korean team that dominated the past three years, in 2019, took only third place, losing to the rosters from the USA and China.

At the same time, the South Korean player Dark became the winner of WCS 2019 in StarCraft II.