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The Overwatch World Cup 2018 is an Overwatch Esports tournament, a global, community-driven competition between nations (not just teams), organized by Blizzard Entertainment, the game's developer. It featured 20 represented nations from around the world, and took place at the Anaheim Convention Center during BlizzCon 2018.

There are 4 phases in this competition:

Phase 1: Announce

On March 27th, 2018, Blizzard published the announcement for the 2018 World Cup. In order to qualify, Blizzard tracked the average skill rating (SR) of each country's top 150 players. The top 20 countries at the end of the period were invited to compete in the 2018 Overwatch World Cup.

The found Group Stage host countries were Franc, South Korea, Thailand, and the United States. These countries automatically qualified, resulting in a total of 24 teams.


Group Stage Host Country Teams

Rank Countries/Regions
1 Flag southkorea.pngSouth Korea
2 Flag hollywood.pngUnited States
3 Flag thailand.pngThailand
4 Flag france.pngFrance

Qualified Teams

Rank Countries/Regions

Rank

Countries/Regions
1 Flag lijiang.pngChina 11 Flag norway.pngNorway
2 Flag kingsrow.pngUnited Kingdom 12 Flag italy.pngItaly
3 Flag sweden.pngSweden 13 Flag australia.pngAustralia
4 Flag canada.pngCanada 14 Flag austria.pngAustria
5 Flag finland.pngFinland 15 Flag hongkong.pngHong Kong
6 Flag germany.pngGermany 16 Flag spain.pngSpain
7 Flag denmark.pngDenmark 17 Flag poland.pngPoland
8 Flag volskaya.pngRussia 18 Tw-9068ee598c9e87d04df05c0ba419d28029398c81816c0c04acdb4bd9c10907cb1ce3c8263f108f82ffe4863df3b17dd51a8ce68216749653278604b2a9598d0a.pngChinese Taipei
9 Flag netherlands.pngNetherlands 19 Flag switzerland.pngSwitzerland
10 Flag hanamura.pngJapan 20 Flag brazil.pngBrazil

Phase 2: Voting

Players and viewers vote on their region's representatives to form each region's Competition Committee, which is responsible for selecting and recommending to Blizzard the strongest team from that region. Each committee included a general manager, coach, and a community lead, who collectively made decisions regarding each national team's roster, management, and promotion.

Committee Members

Nation General Manager Coach Community Lead
Flag southkorea.pngSouth Korea Kyu-hyung "YongBongTang" Hwang Hyeon-sang “Pavane” Yu Hyuna “Flowervin” Lee
Flag hollywood.pngUnited States Scott “Bearhands” Tester Aaron “Aero” Atkins Analynn “Analynn” Dang
Flag thailand.pngThailand Manoo "Zynnlol" Hayashi Jirawat “HeadHawk” Kalumpanun Ampaipak “Ravee” Sanongkun
Flag france.pngFrance Philippe “Lanf3ust” Rivain Julien 'daemoN' Ducros Mathias “Troma” Szanto
Flag lijiang.pngChina Qiong “Tutu” Li Xingrui “RUI” Wang Tsungyu “Xiaogui” Huang
Flag kingsrow.pngUnited Kingdom Tom “Stylosa” Stewart Elliott “Hayes” Hayes Philip “ChipSa” Graham
Flag sweden.pngSweden Emily “QueenE” Krumlinde Vytis “Mineral” Lasaitis Tilda “Trean” Wilhelmsson
Flag canada.pngCanada Andrew “id_” Trulli Justin “Jayne” Conroy Nathan “KarQ” Chan
Flag finland.pngFinland Petri “Procyh” Hämälä Joni “Seita” Paavola Nasim “Nasse” Haque
Flag germany.pngGermany Ysabel "Noukky" Müller Christian “'radioboiii” Gutzelnig Sascha “HighscoreHro” Wegner
Flag denmark.pngDenmark Frederik “Huggos” Kragh Christensen Martin "Mono" Madsen Lene “Xperiana” Gaardmand
Flag volskaya.pngRussia Ruben “Rubikon” Zurabyan Dmitry “Dikker” Borisenkov Andrey "Goose" Bakhrakh
Flag netherlands.pngNetherlands Mathijs “joinvoicepls” Kool Thomas “Morte” Kerbusch Erik “TwoEasy” van Hoorn
Flag hanamura.pngJapan Jae-pil “Jerophilip” Ha Hibiki “'XQQ” Motoyama Masumi “mizuiro” Fukuda
Flag norway.pngNorway Stein “Wilmann” Wilmann Mikael “mkL” Skjønhaug Jonas “AverageJonas” Navarsete
Flag italy.pngItaly Nicholas “crYstalgecKo” Pietrosanti Alessio “SharPPP” Mameli Thomas “HAL” Avallone
Flag australia.pngAustralia Andrew “rqt” Haws Jordan “Gunba” Graham Oasis “Oasis” Nip
Flag hongkong.pngHong Kong Derek Cheung Kang-chuen “Pandaren” Lee Derek “MimicOmnic” Kwok
Flag spain.pngSpain Thibaut “Tibix” Durand Sergi “Paranoidxz” Carrasco Marsiñach Beatriz “kaquka” Alonso
Flag poland.pngPoland Pawel Slomka Michał “Warchawk” Warchał Wojciech “Theo” Buda
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Flag switzerland.pngSwitzerland Sandro “Sharper” Nowoczin Maxime “shn” Delavy Andreas “BeFroz3n” Dürler
Flag brazil.pngBrazil Vinicius “pOkiz” Zanquetta Costa Jhonathan “TMATTEI” Mattei Lucas “LION” Ramos

Players

Nation Offense Tank Support Flex
Flag southkorea.pngSouth Korea Carpe, Libero, Fleta Fate Jjonak, Anamo Fury
Flag hollywood.pngUnited States Sinatraa, Hydration Muma Rawkus, Moth Space, Zachareee
Flag thailand.pngThailand Patiphan, NZNR, Oputo, Saiyajingod Teetawat, Queen Pannys, Pichu, Tae, Rocket Mickie,THK
Flag france.pngFrance AKM, Soon Benbest Unkoe, Winz Poko, Nicogdh
Flag lijiang.pngChina Krystal, Shy Guxue, Lateyoung Sky, Yveltal Leave
Flag kingsrow.pngUnited Kingdom KYB, Mikeya, KSP Fusions Boombox, Kruise SMEX
Flag sweden.pngSweden Sharp, Tviq, Snillo, IDDQD Reinfornce Zebbosai. Chipshajen Nevix, Graceful, CWoosh, Manneten
Flag canada.pngCanada Surefour, Agilities, Note, XQC Bani, Crimzo Mangachu
Flag finland.pngFinland Linkzr, Taimou, Davin Fragi Biggoose, Shaz Zappis
Flag germany.pngGermany Nesh, CRNKZ, Massie, Adi ProGi, Mete, Nexx, Terenz immortal, KodaK, Talyz, Xenlon
Flag denmark.pngDenmark Shax, Nagga, Nerfddd, Danii, Molf1G Kellex, Scaler, Ding Hunni, Spoxez, Fischer
Flag volskaya.pngRussia Shadowburn, NLAAER, Mistakes, Unfixed Alexy, Txao, Rez, Tonic ENGH, Mayn, Bezpalvio, Vlad
Flag netherlands.pngNetherlands Dante, Vizility, Jona, Zino Sweex, Corn Sab, Trispear, TheWrongName, Crusade Brussen
Flag hanamura.pngJapan AmeKen, hoshimi, Dep, ta1yo Rimline, SamuraiD, pocky, kenmohororo Claire, Xeraphy, Yoz, SABAGOD
Flag norway.pngNorway Invision, Track, IKO, Yiqids, Frost, Onigod Crow11, Tricky, Decod Melk IPN, Goodest
Flag italy.pngItaly Hearthbeat, Carnifex, TheBigOne Luft, Midna, DragonEddy Adnar, Bimbz, Nisa Najiny
Flag australia.pngAustralia Hus, CKM, Yuki Trill Custa, Akraken Punk
Flag hongkong.pngHong Kong Mikouw, Moowe YiWind, GZQQ MangoJai JazZy, Amcrazy, Hadezz
Flag spain.pngSpain Toxiken, Popifresh Networkz, Bromas HarryHook, Linepro, Dhak, Neptuno
Flag poland.pngPoland Danye, Redziok, Setrox DXTR, Shaddo XYZANO, Duku, Koby Matwoj, Philion
Tw-9068ee598c9e87d04df05c0ba419d28029398c81816c0c04acdb4bd9c10907cb1ce3c8263f108f82ffe4863df3b17dd51a8ce68216749653278604b2a9598d0a.pngChinese Taipei Shaiulin Ating, DCrown CQB, Kiyomi, Restya, OYO Blue, Won, Kant, Crazis, Tenten
Flag switzerland.pngSwitzerland Luux, Shinoda, Djinn, Aisey Helv, Kiba, Mimi7 Sk0rpi0n, R3m1x, Flow, Niv Niv, Gintoki
Flag brazil.pngBrazil Liko, Dudu Neil Ole, Alemao Wetter, Honorato

Phase 3: Group Stages

There were six teams in each of the group stages taking place in South Korea, The United States, Thailand, and France. The Game Record (GM) represented the total map victories and losses for each team. The Match Record (MR) shows an overall win/loss record against the other teams in the stage. The top two teams advanced to the playoffs at Blizzcon 2018.

Incheon Qualifier

Team GR MR
Flag southkorea.pngSouth Korea 19-2 5-0
Flag finland.pngFinland 16-4 4-1
Flag volskaya.pngRussia 12-7 3-2
Flag hanamura.pngJapan 8-12 2-3
Tw-9068ee598c9e87d04df05c0ba419d28029398c81816c0c04acdb4bd9c10907cb1ce3c8263f108f82ffe4863df3b17dd51a8ce68216749653278604b2a9598d0a.pngChinese Taipei 5-15 1-4
Flag hongkong.pngHong Kong 0-20 0-5


Los Angeles Qualifier

Team GR MR
Flag hollywood.pngUnited States 18-2 5-0
Flag canada.pngCanada 17-3 4-1
Flag brazil.pngBrazil 10-11 3-2
Flag norway.pngNorway 8-13 2-3
Flag austria.pngAustria 5-16 1-4
Flag switzerland.pngSwitzerland 4-17 0-5

Bangkok Qualifier

Team GR MR
Flag lijiang.pngChina 16-7 5-0
Flag australia.pngAustralia 14-7 3-2
Flag denmark.pngDenmark 12-19 3-2
Flag sweden.pngSweden 11-10 3-2
Flag thailand.pngThailand 7-14 1-4
Flag spain.pngSpain 3-16 0-5

Paris Qualifier

Team GR MR
Flag france.pngFrance 19-2 5-0
Flag kingsrow.pngUnited Kingdom 15-5 4-1
Flag netherlands.pngNetherlands 10-10 3-2
Flag germany.pngGermany 10-12 2-3
Flag italy.pngItaly 5-16 1-4
Flag poland.pngPoland 4-18 0-5

Phase 4: Playoffs

Playoffs Match
Quater-Finals Flag kingsrow.pngUnited Kingdom 3-1 Flag hollywood.pngUnited States
Quater-FInals Flag southkorea.pngSouth Korea 3-0 Flag australia.pngAustralia
Quater-Finals Flag lijiang.pngChina 3-0 Flag finland.pngFinland
Quater-Finals Flag canada.pngCanada 3-0 Flag france.pngFrance
Semi-Finals Flag southkorea.pngSouth Korea 2-0 Flag kingsrow.pngUnited Kingdom
Semi-Finals Flag lijiang.pngChina 3-0 Flag canada.pngCanada
Third Place Flag canada.pngCanada 3-2 Flag kingsrow.pngUnited Kingdom
Grand Final Flag southkorea.pngSouth Korea 1-4 Flag lijiang.pngChina

Source

[1]Overwatch World Cup Main Page

[2] Meet You Overwatch World Cup Competition Committees

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