The Overwatch World Cup Team Hong Kong Committee releases the following statement​:

The past few months have been very challenging for everyone on Team Hong Kong and it has been difficult to stay focused on our Overwatch program. We have tried our best to ensure that all of our players can prepare without distraction but this is not an easy task especially with the recent news surrounding Blitzchung. 


It was very sudden and very jarring.


After a deep discussion with our players, we believe that the chance to represent Hong Kong spirit and values on the global stage is too valuable to give up. While it could be more comfortable for us to shy away from this event, we believe it is more important now than ever to ensure that everyone sees the faces of players on our team; the faces of Hong Kong people proud of representing their community.


Therefore, Team Hong Kong has confirmed with Blizzard that we will be attending the 2019 Overwatch World Cup.


Thank you to our staff who have worked diligently in their roles throughout the recent turmoil surrounding them.


To the Global Overwatch Community: we are humbled and grateful to have received your generous support from here at home and from abroad. Your support has enabled us to travel without burden and we are incredibly thankful for it. Your support has helped us muster the courage to take on this journey.


As they say in Overwatch, “The world could always use more heroes.”


Thank you for answering the call and standing with us.


See you at BlizzCon.

Fire Dragons - Team Hong Kong, Overwatch   World Cup 2019