The third Overwatch World Cup is on the horizon, so what do we know about this year’s tournament?
Up until the 28th of April Blizzard will be tracking the SR of the top 150 players in every country. The top 20 countries will earn the right to compete in the Cup. You can keep an eye on the live ranks here.
Outside of those 20 countries, the four house countries get an automatic place in the Cup, meaning there will be 24 teams in total. The host countries are France, South Korea, Thailand, and the United States.
There is an update regarding the committees for each country. According to the Overwatch website; “Each will be comprised of three people: a GM, a coach, and a community lead. Members will be compensated for their time and effort, along with travel and accommodations required to support their teams during the Group Stages and Finals.”
The committees will be revealed on May 31st.
In terms of the players, from the 1st to the 5th of July tryouts will be held. Each team can include up to 12 members, of which seven will take part in the Live Events.
The Group Stages will start in August and wrap up in October with the Top 8 facing off in November
At the time of writing, my country, the UK is ranked 3rd. I’m hoping we can get a decent result this year.
All we can do now is continue playing and hope for the best.