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Overwatch World Cup - BlizzCon 2016

  • Prize pool $288,000
  • Start date Sep 9, 2016
  • End date Nov 8, 2016

Prize pool - $1,500,000

1. $18,000 USD 4. $18,000 USD
2. $18,000 USD 5-8. $18,000 USD
3. $18,000 USD 9-16. $18,000 USD

Structure

Participating teams

  Brazil   Canada
  China   South Korea
  United States   Australia
  Chile   Finland
  France   Germany
  Russia   Spain
  Sweden   Singapore
  Taiwan   Thailand

Main event

Group stage
  • Four groups of four teams each
  • Round-Robin
  • Best-of-three series
  • First two teams go straight to the quarterfinals
  • Bottom two teams of each group are eliminated
  • Status: Completed
Playoffs
  • Single-Elimination
  • Best-of-three series
  • Best-of-seven series
  • Status: Completed

Location: Anaheim, United States  

Regional qualifiers

Americas
  • Round Robin
  • 2 groups for 6 teams
  • Winner of each group advances to a single-elimination bracket
  • The Winner of single-elimination bracket advances to Main Event at BlizzCon 2016
Europe
  • Round Robin
  • 6 groups for 5 teams
  • Top 2 teams of each group advances to a single-elimination bracket
  • Winners first round single-elimination bracket advances to Main Event at BlizzCon 2016
Asia-Pacific
  • Round Robin
  • 3 groups for 3 teams
  • Winner of each group advances to Main Event at BlizzCon 2016

Tournaments

Overwatch World Cup - BlizzCon 2016 Group D Tiebreaker

Nov 1, 2016

Overwatch World Cup - BlizzCon 2016

Oct 28, 2016
Playoffs - Playoffs
Group A - Group Stage
Group B - Group Stage
Group C - Group Stage
Group D - Group Stage

Overwatch World Cup - Americas Qualifier

Sep 14, 2016
Finals - Finals
Group A - Group Stage
Group B - Group Stage

Overwatch World Cup - APAC Qualifier

Sep 12, 2016
Group C - Group Stage
Group B - Group Stage
Group A - Group Stage

Overwatch World Cup - European Qualifier

Sep 10, 2016
Playoffs - Playoffs
Group A - Group Stage
Group B - Group Stage
Group C - Group Stage
Group D - Group Stage
Group E - Group Stage
Group F - Group Stage

News & Features

Pesto's Picks: players to watch in the Overwatch World Cup

Pesto's Picks: players to watch in the Overwatch World Cup

The national teams competing in the Overwatch World Cup are brimming with elite players from the world's best professional teams. With so many stars to follow, Pesto picked out two players from each group that could prove to be difference-makers for their countries.

Overwatch Pesto_Enthusiast
World Cup rosters announced!

World Cup rosters announced!

Blizzard has finally announced the results of the fan vote and released the rosters for the World Cup. The teams consist of a mix of professional players and streamers, which is sure to make for an entertaining tournament. 

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