Overwatch World Cup Jerseys Arrive, Are All the Same
Overwatch World Cup jerseys were officially revealed Friday, and fans immediately noticed a slight hiccup in their designs.
Frequent Blizzard collaborator Into the AM has created official jerseys for 46 teams participating in the Overwatch World Cup. Each jersey plugs the colors of the nation’s flag into roughly the same design, resulting in a distinct look for all the participating teams. Sort of.
The problem with this approach — recycling the same design, changing only the colors — immediately became apparent when fans collected all the jerseys that were just red and white. The jerseys are next to identical, differentiated only by minute modulations in shades of red and white letters identifying the nation.
There are 10 total jerseys following the same design, including Canada, Singapore, Japan and more.
The same problem plagues countries whose flags are red, white and blue.
Overwatch League apparel has come under fire in the past for shoddy construction, but this is the first time fans have taken issue with designs on a large scale. Blizzard and Into the AM have yet to respond.
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