Apr 25 2017 - 8:43 pm

Top 32 countries participating in the Overwatch World Cup have been finalized

Players have been competing on the ladder for a month to secure their countries' spots.
Overwatch Staff Reporter
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After a month of tracking player skill on the Overwatch ladder, the top 32 countries participating in the Overwatch World Cup have been finalized.

China earned the top spot with an average skill rating of 4550. South Korea very narrowly missed the top spot with 4522, though they're likely happy finishing in second place. The United States follows at third, with Sweden and Finland rounding out fourth and fifth, respectively.

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The full list is as follows:

  1. China — 4550     
  2. South Korea — 4522
  3. United States — 4470
  4. Sweden — 4309
  5. Finland — 4295
  6. United Kingdom — 4293
  7. Canada — 4291
  8. France — 4268
  9. Denmark — 4259
  10. Russia — 4221
  11. Germany — 4219
  12. Japan — 4184
  13. Australia — 4184
  14. Chinese Taipei — 4162
  15. Netherlands — 4147
  16. Hong Kong — 4113
  17. Norway — 4101
  18. Poland — 4093
  19. Brazil — 4071
  20. Italy — 4068
  21. Spain — 4051
  22. Israel — 4007
  23. Singapore — 4002
  24. Thailand — 3999
  25. Argentina — 3992
  26. Turkey — 3960
  27. Belgium — 3942
  28. Vietnam — 3941
  29. Portugal — 3930
  30. New Zealand — 3922
  31. Austria — 3900
  32. Romania — 3861

The next step in the Overwatch World Cup process is having these 32 countries assemble a 2017 Overwatch World Cup National Committee. Each committee will include three experts on the local scene. Those experts will then choose the rosters for the rest of the tournament, including the BlizzCon finals. Ten community figures will be chosen by Blizzard for each country, then players will vote for who will lead the roster selection.

More information on the Overwatch World Cup National Committee selection will be announced "soon," Blizzard said in a statement.

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