I've seen a lot of comments on Reddit and here talking about how Team USA is "guaranteed to get absolutely demolished" and "they have no chance of getting out of groups."
I don't really understand this. Does everyone have a preconceived notion that just because they're "NA", team USA (and team Canada as well) are automatically going to perform poorly? Both nations have really, really strong rosters, so I don't know why everyone is counting them out immediately. Last year, USA was the only team that came closest (maybe along with Sweden) to taking a map off Korea, and they had ster playing. This year we have the DPS duo of Jake and Sinatraa, the tank and support duo from faze clan, a fantastic Dva in Coolmatt, and one of the best Lucio/shotcallers in the world. I say we look pretty stacked.
Members of the ow community from other countries have an incredible amount of national pride and will root for their countries no matter what roster they put out. But for anything that comes out of the US, it's met with immediate pessimism. Have some faith people, root for USA! Don't count em out just yet