Sep 23 2016 - 12:16 am
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Overwatch World Cup: Teams Announced

The 16 teams for the Overwatch World Cup have been announced, and are ready to represent their countries at BlizzCon next month.
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At last, the world’s greatest teams have been assembled, and will be representing their countries at BlizzCon later next month. All 16 teams representing countries from the Americas, Europe and APAC (Asia-Pacific) will travel to Southern California for BlizzCon in the hopes of taking home the Overwatch World Cup title.

The format of the competition is “round-robin,” meaning every team will play against every other team in the group stages. After this, they will move on to single-elimination finals to decide the winner. 

Regional qualifiers have taken place over the last month and all 16 teams, and their players, are set. Fans were given the opportunity to vote for players to fill their countries roster, as well as two “captain picks." Here are the countries that have qualified:

  • Team USA
  • Team Canada
  • Team Brazil
  • Team Chile
  • Team Sweden
  • Team Germany
  • Team France
  • Team Finland
  • Team Russia
  • Team Spain
  • Team China
  • Team South Korea
  • Team Taiwan
  • Team Singapore
  • Team Thailand
  • Team ANZ (Australia and New Zealand)

Unlike many of the event's competitors, the Overwatch World Cup will not have a prize pool for this exhibition, but promises players an appearance bonus, as well as their trip to BlizzCon covered. As opposed to other esports events, the Overwatch World Cup has its sights set on as many countries participating as possible, having a team from each to represent. 

Following the success of Overwatch at release, it’s fair to say a competitive scene will bring a lot to the game. Not only this, but they are hopeful that this event will provide healthy competition between other esports events.

If you’re looking for more details, head over to the Overwatch website for updates on schedules and how to watch the event.


Which country do you think will emerge victorious at the Overwatch World Cup? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting us @GAMURScom

Image credits: @thinkbigwaves.

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