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The Overwatch World Cup is an international exhibition pitting teams from multiple nations and regions against one another. It begins with communities around the world voting for which players they'd like to see represent their country. Teams will then compete in a series of exhibition matches online and, ultimately, on the BlizzCon 2016 stage.

Teams

World map showing participating nations. Multinational teams are highlighted in different shades of green.

Voting took place from August 11 to August 20. Teams were revealed on August 29.

Nominees were drawn from a pool of players based on their skill, performance, and community standing. Players were allowed to vote for 4 team members from their own country. The player with the most votes becomes team captain.

The remaining two team members are picked by the captain from the existing pool of nominees.

(Players in bold are team captains; italicized players are captain's picks; players that are attached to a professional team are shown next to the player's name as of the Overwatch Open).

Teams from the Americas

Flag hollywood.png Team USA
Seagull (NRG) ster Talespin (EnVyUs) Adam Gods (NRG) MESR (Team Liquid)
Flag canada.png Team Canada
Surefour (Cloud9) whiz Poke iid (Team Liquid) LoganDaBest HuK
Flag brazil.png Team Brazil
BRKsEDU ziG Flawz Nextage soulive Insanityz
Flag argentina.png Team Argentina
Crusher22 Marvel Battletoad Godman Halcyon Topoyo
Flag chile.png Team Chile
Holyfuuu EddieSick alfredon Vardoc Blanco yibraN
Flag colombia.png Team Colombia
Gods Theos Keldrim Odin pierino PCMASTERDAVE
Flag costarica.png Team Costa Rica
Blind777 Ant Restrife Heal Monrrow zeroanima
Flag dorado.png Team Mexico
MYMALKAPONE LECPKIM spaydeRRRR Epsylon nomy Sapphire
Flag peru.png Team Peru
dammi Bambuchita Ello LucyWeird Thecno Blue

Teams from Europe

Flag sweden.png Team Sweden
iddqd (FNATIC) Zave chipshajen (EnVyUs) Zebbosai (Misfits) cocco (EnVyUs) TviQ (Rouge)
Flag germany.png Team Germany
INTERNETHULK (EnVyUs) BUR1X Asura kr4tosdigga art1er skipjack
Flag france.png Team France
AlphaCast Mickalow Kitty DeGuN KnOxXx Kryw (Misfits)
Flag austria.png Team Austria
Mercy Zazzles Bommie Wat7 Thrittly Acepalm
Flag cisandbaltic.png Team CIS & Baltic Area
vallutaja (Reunited) InvictuS clozz Forsak3n (FaZe Clan) Anak evokje
Flag benelux.png Team Benelux
Harambe EZZE Kalevi PowerMagnox Dante SPREE
Flag bulgaria.png Team Bulgaria
mystOgan Zudung Cava FlayS Aloex AshkaliN
Flag croatia.png Team Croatia
m4niac kape brky MajstorMika SkrakZ Gravity
Flag czech.png Team Czech Republic
Hydax ivanhoe Derenecko Leshran kunhuta Fallken
Flag denmark.png Team Denmark
Tetenka Tankz HAL64k Fnif dafran Divination
Flag finland.png Team Finland
zappis Taimou (EnVyUs) mafu Kurp hymzi LiNkzr (Dignitas)
Flag ilios.png Team Greece
iLka darkzar GRAMARIOBOI Decayedness rkmru Sleepy
Flag hungary.png Team Hungary
Calas Konti Cucu tomzeY Devva Zero
Flag iceland.png Team Iceland
NaCl Hafficoool birgirpall ArnarThor Finnsi Aseal
Flag ireland.png Team Ireland
GJB93 Hustlin Kokopopz Warro Rayo Jtom
Flag israel.png Team Israel
TomQuE Singularity ShonP juleZ KAFEEEEEE naykenn
Flag italy.png Team Italy
carnifex HAL link quBy fighteR Nisa
Flag norway.png Team Norway
Trob ONIGOD AverageJonas Badger Invision Horsee
Flag poland.png Team Poland
gaav Ogurkowsky Bursztyn sebicjusz matth ghost
Flag portugal.png Team Portugal
mowzassa WARRIORPRIME limede Kay3 SanALex spect
Flag romania.png Team Romania
Mezamorphis Daryus Stixoid george Atomicus RAMY
Flag volskaya.png Team Russia
Rubikon cYpheR Khaelgaar uNFixed ShaDowBurn (FaZe Clan) Redzzzz
Flag serbia.png Team Serbia
Pyn1sh3r QuirkyWolf Jazz INX1 Shamyx Doomzx
Flag slovakia.png Team Slovakia
BlueX BluStar iworm Xenbek Necrolus Richard
Flag southafrica.png Team South Africa
CarNage Senticall Visions Selfmoord sZZ Dup
Flag spain.png Team Spain
linepro neptuNo Winghaven (Reunited) Botvinnik BromaS HarryHook
Flag switzerland.png Team Switzerland
narkiss HAXitoo FlecKz Luux Oddy Gizmo
Flag turkey.png Team Turkey
h3x Lethilion Subsidium Alfred Cyric Zinger
Flag ukraine.png Team Ukraine
kensi Scarabaeus Juthes GunroX Awpteamoose Kuroneko
Flag kingsrow.png Team Great Britain
Stylosa numlocked (Dignitas) OneAmgstMany ekuls Kruise Realzx

Teams from Asia/The Pacific

Flag lijiang.png Team China
iGFireRoy iGiCELee iGFireLinkin iGFireYjjPP iGFireNai8 iGFireTresor
Flag southkorea.png Team South Korea
Miro zunba 류제홍 EscA MiGTaiRong MiGArHaN
Flag taiwan.png Team Taiwan
聶寶 Zonda Danny Lilgho LazyTitan EDIBOSS
Flag hanamura.png Team Japan
StylishNoob XQQ delave Novady Nypro ShoGuN
Flag indonesia.png Team Indonesia
sadkatz MartabakKeju iKriegz clockwise Cohias IANBOT
Flag hongkong.png Team Hong Kong
熊貓人春日 雨夜農夫 皓南 Hyper Mix XavierChu
Flag malaysia.png Team Malaysia
Sados Darkaz Wolf Vermillion SOR MGUY
Flag philippines.png Team Philippines
Gibo HAVATITE Snoy YXKI IDK Badger
Flag singapore.png Team Singapore
Dest Pamyu Phython Doubted Revenant RebornZ
Flag thailand.png Team Thailand
oPuTo KOKFC NzNr Mickie (EnVyUs) keRLos Zalphx
Flag vietnam.png Team Vietnam
MasterReaper ViruSs KJerry FunkyMonk CrazyMageeee mRHipZz
Flag australia.pngFlag of New Zealand.svg.png Team ANZ
Muselk Refz termo Kura yuki HeyKatie

Qualifier Results

America Region Elimination Match

Group A
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag chile.pngChile 2 2 0 0 6
Flag argentina.pngArgentina 2 1 0 1 3
Flag peru.pngPeru 2 0 0 2 0
Group B
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag colombia.pngColombia 2 2 0 0 6
Flag dorado.pngMexico 2 1 0 1 3
Flag costarica.pngCosta Rica 2 0 0 2 0

Flag chile.pngChile vs. Flag colombia.pngColombia

3-0

Europe Region Elimination Match

Group A
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag germany.pngGermany 4 4 0 0 12
Flag cisandbaltic.pngCIS 4 3 0 1 9
Flag poland.pngPoland 4 2 0 2 6
Flag ireland.pngIreland 4 1 0 3 3
Flag southafrica.pngSouth Africa 4 0 0 4 0
Group B
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag finland.pngFinland 4 4 0 0 12
Flag iceland.pngIceland 4 3 0 1 9
Flag ilios.pngGreece 4 1 0 3 3
Flag kingsrow.pngGreat Britain 4 1 0 3 3
Flag hungary.pngHungary 4 1 0 3 3
Group C
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag france.pngFrance 4 4 0 0 12
Flag norway.pngNorway 4 3 0 1 9
Flag croatia.pngCroatia 4 2 0 2 6
Flag portugal.pngPortugal 4 1 0 3 3
Flag ukraine.pngUkraine 4 0 0 4 0
Group D
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag sweden.pngSweden 4 4 0 0 12
Flag turkey.pngTurkey 4 3 0 1 9
Flag denmark.pngDenmark 4 2 0 2 6
Flag romania.pngRomania 4 1 0 3 3
Flag slovakia.pngSlovakia 4 0 0 4 0
Group E
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag volskaya.pngRussia 4 4 0 0 12
Flag italy.pngItaly 4 3 0 1 9
Flag israel.pngisrael 4 2 0 2 6
Flag bulgaria.pngBulgaria 4 1 0 3 3
Flag switzerland.pngSwitzerland 4 0 0 4 0
Group F
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag spain.pngSpain 4 4 0 0 12
Flag benelux.pngBenelux 4 3 0 1 9
Flag czech.pngCzech Republic 4 2 0 2 6
Flag austria.pngAustria 4 1 0 3 3
Flag serbia.pngSerbia 4 0 0 4 0

Flag germany.pngGermany vs. Flag iceland.pngIceland

3-0

Flag finland.pngFinland vs. Flag benelux.pngBenelux

3-0

Flag france.pngFrance vs. Flag turkey.pngTurkey

3-0

Flag sweden.pngSweden vs. Flag italy.pngItaly

3-0

Flag volskaya.pngRussia vs. Flag norway.pngNorway

3-0

Flag spain.pngSpain vs. Flag cisandbaltic.pngCIS

3-0

APAC Region Elimination Match

Group A
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag taiwan.pngTaiwan 2 2 0 0 6
Flag vietnam.pngVietnam 2 1 0 1 3
Flag indonesia.pngIndonesia 2 0 0 2 0
Group B
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag thailand.pngThailand 2 2 0 0 6
Flag hanamura.pngJapan 2 1 0 1 3
Flag hongkong.pngHong Kong 2 0 0 2 0
Group C
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag singapore.pngSingapore 2 2 0 0 6
Flag malaysia.pngMalaysia 2 1 0 1 3
Flag philippines.pngPhilippines 2 0 0 2 0

Qualified Teams

Teams Qualification
Flag hollywood.pngTeam USA Invitation
Flag canada.pngTeam Canada Invitation
Flag brazil.pngTeam Brazil Invitation
Flag lijiang.pngTeam China Invitation
Flag australia.pngFlag of New Zealand.svg.pngTeam ANZ Invitation
Flag southkorea.pngTeam South Korea Invitation
Flag chile.pngTeam Chile America Region Winner
Flag germany.pngTeam Germany Europe Region Play-Off Winner
Flag finland.pngTeam Finland Europe Region Play-Off Winner
Flag france.pngTeam France Europe Region Play-Off Winner
Flag sweden.pngTeam Sweden Europe Region Play-Off Winner
Flag volskaya.pngTeam Russia Europe Region Play-Off Winner
Flag spain.pngTeam Spain Europe Region Play-Off Winner
Flag taiwan.pngTeam Taiwan APAC Region Group A Winner
Flag thailand.pngTeam Thailand APAC Region Group B Winner
Flag singapore.pngTeam Singapore APAC Region Group C Winner

Schedule and Results

Group Team A Team B Date Time (PDT) Result
A Flag spain.pngSpain Flag canada.pngCanada 29/10 12:15PM-1:15PM 2-1
B Flag hollywood.pngUSA Flag chile.pngChile 29/10 1:15PM-2:00PM 1-0
B Flag volskaya.pngRussia Flag germany.pngGermany 29/10 2:00PM-2:45PM 2-0
C Flag southkorea.pngSouth Korea Flag australia.pngAustralia 29/10 2:45PM-3:30PM 2-0
C Flag finland.pngFinland Flag taiwan.pngTaiwan 29/10 3:30PM-5:30PM 2-1
D Flag lijiang.pngChina Flag thailand.pngThailand 29/10 5:30PM-6:45PM 2-1
D Flag france.pngFrance Flag singapore.pngSingapore 29/10 6:45PM-7:30PM 2-0
A Flag sweden.pngSweden Flag brazil.pngBrazil 29/10 7:30PM-8:45PM 2-0
A Flag sweden.pngSweden Flag canada.pngCanada 30/10 12:00PM-1:00PM 2-0
A Flag spain.pngSpain Flag brazil.pngBrazil 30/10 1:00PM-1:45PM 2-0
B Flag hollywood.pngUSA Flag germany.pngGermany 30/10 1:45PM-2:30PM 2-0
B Flag volskaya.pngRussia Flag chile.pngChile 30/10 2:30PM-3:00PM 2-0
C Flag southkorea.pngSouth Korea Flag taiwan.pngTaiwan 30/10 3:00PM-4:00PM 2-0
C Flag finland.pngFinland Flag australia.pngAustralia 30/10 4:00PM-4:30PM 2-0
D Flag lijiang.pngChina Flag singapore.pngSingapore 30/10 4:30M-5:30PM 2-0
D Flag france.pngFrance Flag thailand.pngThailand 30/10 5:30PM-6:45PM 1-2
A Flag sweden.pngSweden Flag spain.pngSpain 31/10 12:00PM-1:30PM 1-2
A Flag canada.pngCanada Flag brazil.pngBrazil 31/10 1:30PM-2:15PM 2-0
B Flag hollywood.pngUSA Flag volskaya.pngRussia 31/10 2:15PM-4:00PM 1-2
B Flag germany.pngGermany Flag chile.pngChile 31/10 4:00PM-4:45PM 2-0
C Flag southkorea.pngSouth Korea Flag finland.pngFinland 31/10 4:45PM-5:45PM 2-0
C Flag taiwan.pngTaiwan Flag australia.pngAustralia 31/10 5:45PM-6:45PM 0-2
D Flag lijiang.pngChina Flag france.pngFrance 31/10 6:45PM-8:00PM 1-2
D Flag singapore.pngSingapore Flag thailand.pngThailand 31/10 8:00PM-8:45PM 0-2
D Tie Flag lijiang.pngChina Flag thailand.pngThailand 31/10 8:45PM-9:00PM 1-0
D Tie Flag lijiang.pngChina Flag france.pngFrance 31/10 9:00PM-9:30PM 1-0
D Tie Flag thailand.pngThailand Flag france.pngFrance 31/10 9:30PM-9:45PM 0-1
Quarterfinal Flag volskaya.pngRussia Flag france.pngFrance 4/11 12:45PM-2:15PM 2-1
Quarterfinal Flag spain.pngSpain Flag finland.pngFinland 4/11 2:15PM-4:00PM 1-2
Quarterfinal Flag southkorea.pngSouth Korea Flag hollywood.pngUSA 4/11 4:00PM-4:45PM 2-0
Quarterfinal Flag lijiang.pngChina Flag sweden.pngSweden 4/11 4:45PM-5:45PM 0-2
Semifinal Flag volskaya.pngRussia Flag finland.pngFinland 4/11 5:45PM-6:45PM 2-0
Semifinal Flag southkorea.pngSouth Korea Flag sweden.pngSweden 4/11 6:45PM-7:15PM 2-0
3rd Place Flag finland.pngFinland Flag sweden.pngSweden 5/11 10:00AM-11:30AM 1-2
Final Flag volskaya.pngRussia Flag southkorea.pngSouth Korea 5/11 12:00PM-1:15PM 0-4

Group Stage Final Standings

 
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag spain.pngSpain 3 3 0 0 6
Flag sweden.pngSweden 3 2 0 1 4
Flag canada.pngCanada 3 1 0 2 2
Flag brazil.pngBrazil 3 0 0 3 0
Group B
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag volskaya.pngRussia 3 3 0 0 6
Flag hollywood.pngUSA 3 2 0 1 4
Flag germany.pngGermany 3 1 0 2 2
Flag chile.pngChile 3 0 0 3 0
Group C
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag southkorea.pngSouth Korea 3 3 0 0 6
Flag finland.pngFinland 3 2 0 1 4
Flag australia.pngAustralia 3 1 0 2 2
Flag taiwan.pngTaiwan 3 0 0 3 0
Group D
Teams Played Wins Draw Lose Points
Flag lijiang.pngChina 3 2 0 1 4
Flag france.pngFrance 3 2 0 1 4
Flag thailand.pngThailand 3 2 0 1 4
Flag singapore.pngSingapore 3 0 0 3 0
Group D Tiebreaker
Teams Played Wins Lose Points
Flag lijiang.pngChina 2 2 0 4
Flag france.pngFrance 2 1 1 2
Flag thailand.pngThailand 2 0 2 0

Process

World Cup Process.png
Phase 1 - Vote for Your Team

In the very near future, certain players who have distinguished themselves within the community will be selected for a chance to represent their nation or region on the global stage. Blizzard Entertainment will be nominating a mix of representatives from each participating country, including pro gamers, skilled community personalities from the area, and local players who've climbed the ranks in Season 1 of Competitive Play.

Shortly thereafter, starting Thursday, August 11, the communities from each nation or region will vote for the nominees they’d most like to see on their country’s team roster. Information on eligible players’ favorite heroes and competitive rankings will be available to help make informed choices. You must have an Overwatch game license in order to participate, and you can only vote on behalf of the nation or region where your Battle.net account is registered.

Phase 2 - The Exhibition Begins

After voting concludes and each country’s players have been selected, teams representing multiple different nations and regions will take part in best-of-three, single-elimination online qualifiers, starting in September. Then, at BlizzCon in November, sixteen teams will battle in best-of-three, round-robin group stages and best-of-five, single-elimination finals.

To ensure that all major regions of the world are well-represented at BlizzCon, the sixteen teams competing there will include six from the Europe game region, six from the Asia-Pacific game regions, and four from the Americas.

  • Due to a variety of factors, including server locations, regional infrastructure and connectivity, and other geographical considerations, these countries will automatically be advancing to the competition at BlizzCon for this exhibition.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does the World Cup fit in with the existing professional Overwatch scene? A: The Overwatch World Cup is a community-driven exhibition of Overwatch players from around the globe. In keeping with Overwatch’s global theme, we wanted to create a fun and spirited worldwide competition that gives players an opportunity to compete and cheer for a local team—and what better place to do so than on the BlizzCon stage?


Q: How are players chosen to be nominated? A: Players are nominated based on a variety of criteria, including their skill, in-game performance, community standing in the country, and more. Our goal was to select a well-rounded group of players for the community to choose from to represent their country or region.


Q: Why isn’t my country or region on the list? A: We’ve done our best to include as many countries and regions as possible for this inaugural Overwatch World Cup event; however, due to the complexities of putting together an international event like this, we weren’t able to include every country we hoped to in time for the start of this year’s competition. Ultimately our goal for the Overwatch World Cup is to include as many countries as possible, and if your region doesn’t have a team this year, it’s possible it may be included in future events.


Q: Where can I watch Overwatch World Cup matches? A: Matches during Opening Week and at BlizzCon will be streamed live. Stay tuned for additional details.


Q: Is there a prize pool for this tournament? What do the winners get? A: There’s no prize pool for this exhibition. However, the top 16 teams competing at BlizzCon will receive an appearance bonus and a free trip to BlizzCon.


Q: Where can I get more information about Overwatch World Cup eligibility and tournament structure? A: We’ll be posting a detailed breakdown of the Overwatch World Cup rules soon.

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