The Overwatch World Cup so far.
BlizzCon is Blizzard’s yearly event heralding from Anaheim, California. This year, hosted on November 4th and 5th, will not only be the first since Overwatch’s release but also host to the Overwatch World Cup in which 16 countries will be represented.
Right now, you can vote to decide who will represent your country at the qualifiers that start in September, head over to https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/worldcup/ to vote now! There are a mix of personalities, high ranking players, and professional players so make sure to pick the best team for your country!
At BlizzCon, those that won the online qualifiers will be placed into 4 groups. Blizzard have ruled that 4 teams will be from the Americas, 6 from Europe and a further 6 from the Asian-Pacific region, though how they’ll be seeded is yet to be announced.
There is no prize pool for this event, however, a free trip to Blizzcon and an “appearance bonus” alongside the pride of representing your country is nothing to be sniffed at.
This, alongside various balance patches catered towards a more competent player, shows a clear focus from Blizzard on the Overwatch eSports scene. Blizzard hosting an event at their convention isn’t unprecedented with both Hearthstones and Heroes of the Storms’ world championships being hosted at the 2015 BlizzCon but adding Overwatch to the list is a welcome sign of things to come.
We will be releasing more info on the Overwatch world cup in the future, so stay tuned!
Don’t hesitate to let us know who you voted for in the comments and who you think will win.