Four teams have now qualified for the Overwatch World Cup’s main event in November at BlizzCon: South Korea, Finland, United States, and Canada. But four slots remain across two more group stages. Next up is the Bangkok-based group stage, which kicks off tonight at Royal Paragon Hall.
The three-day event begins on Sept. 13 at 10pm CT. Regionally-based teams across the globe have been preparing for these group stages, picking and choosing the best players from each respective country. Here’s how you can watch. (Time zones are tricky with the Thailand stage, so we’ve broken each day down by the central time zone to make things more clear.)
What’s the schedule?
Teams will compete in the group stage event over three days. The top two teams will move on to the Overwatch World Cup’s main event at BlizzCon in November.
- Denmark vs. Thailand, 10pm CT
- Spain vs. Australia, 11:45pm CT
- Sweden vs. China, 1:30am CT
- Spain vs. Denmark, 3:15am CT
- Australia vs. Thailand, 5am CT
- Australia vs. Denmark, 10pm CT
- China vs. Thailand, 11:45pm CT
- Australia vs. Sweden, 1:30am CT
- Denmark vs. China, 3:15am CT
- Spain vs. Sweden, 5am CT
- Sweden vs. Thailand, 10pm CT
- Spain vs. China, 11:45pm CT
- Denmark vs. Sweden, 1:30am CT
- Australia vs.. China, 3:15am CT
- Spain vs. Thailand, 5am CT
Where can I watch?
The entire event will be livestreamed in multiple languages on the Overwatch World Cup Twitch channel. Fans in Thailand can watch live from the Royal Paragon Hall in Bangkok.
What’s at stake?
Two spots at the Overwatch World Cup are up for grabs. The six teams participating in the Bangkok qualifier will be fighting for those two slots. But all teams are earning money for competing at the event, with each roster awarded $15,000. Teams that make it to the main event in November will earn an additional $16,000.
Otherwise, the Overwatch World Cup is a potential scouting ground for the Overwatch League, the game’s premier tournament. The roster signing period for the league is now open, and upcoming players will be looking to stand out at the Overwatch World Cup. Blizzard is adding eight more teams to the Overwatch League—which means there’s even more roster slots to be filled.