12 September 2016 - 21:37
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Overwatch World Cup: EU Qualifiers Group Stage Results

The results are in from the group stage of the European qualifiers of the Overwatch Open.
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This past weekend, qualifiers began for Blizzard's global Overwatch World Cup event, set to culminate at BlizzCon on Nov. 4-5. Up first in the group stage was all of Europe, and the high-seeded teams dominated their groups, with all of the top seeds moving on. 

Here's a recap of every group's winning teams that have moved on to the next stage:

Group A
Germany - 4-0-0 (8-2 in map count)
Baltic & Caspian Sea - 3-0-1 (7-2)
Poland - 2-0-2 (4-5)
Ireland - 1-0-3 (3-6)
South Africa - 0-0-4 (1-8)

Group B
Finland - 4-0-0 (8-0)
Iceland - 3-0-1 (6-3)
United Kingdom - 1-0-3 (3-6)
Greece - 1-0-3 (2-6)
Hungary - 1-0-3 (2-6)

Group C
France - 4-0-0 (8-1)
Norway - 3-0-1 (7-2)
Croatia - 2-0-2 (4-4)
Portugal - 1-0-3 (2-6)
Ukraine - 0-0-4 (0-8)

Group D
Sweden - 4-0-0 (8-0)
Turkey - 3-0-1 (6-2)
Denmark - 2-0-2 (4-4)
Romania - 1-0-3 (2-6)
Slovakia - 0-0-4 (0-8)

Group E
Russia - 4-0-0 (8-0)
Italy - 3-0-1 (6-2)
Israel - 2-0-2 (4-5)
Bulgaria - 1-0-3 (3-6)
Switzerland - 0-0-4 (0-8)

Group F
Spain - 4-0-0 (8-1)
Benelux - 3-0-1 (7-2)
Czech Republic - 2-0-2 (4-4)
Austria - 1-0-3 (2-6)
Serbia - 0-0-4 (0-8)

Most of the top teams, including the highest seeded squads out of Germany, Finland and France, have moved on. Some surprises include the fifth-seed, Bulgaria, and the eighth-seed, Greece underperforming, as well as the 30th-seed Spain winning their group. 

This global event features some of the best talents in Overwatch competing for their own countries as voted in by fans and picked by captains of respective teams. All of the top teams in Overwatch are represented in this event. 


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