With all four Qualifier tournaments concluded, the Overwatch World Cup is ready to begin.
Overwatch World Cup Main Event
After two months and four Qualifier tournaments, the Overwatch World Cup Finals are just a breath away. Eight national teams have fought their way to the Main Event and will compete for the honor of being World Champion.
The World Cup tournament will feature a much simpler approach than the Qualifiers. Whereas before a Round Robin system was set in place, a Single Elimination format will be used in this event. Four matches will be played in the Quarter-Final stage and the winners of those games will advance to the Semi-Finals.
The Main Event will feature the same map pool as the previous tournaments. More specifically:
|Lijiang Tower||Eichennwalde||Horizon Lunar Colony||Junkertown|
|Nepal||Hollywood||Temple of Anubis||Route 66|
|Oasis||King’s Row||Volskaya Industries||Watchpoint:Gibraltar|
A single matchup will include all four maps and in the event of a tie, another best-of-three game will be played on a Control map.
With the Paris Qualifier coming to a close, we now have a clear picture of which countries will attend the World Cup Finals. The eight national teams include:
- Inchen Qualifier – South Korea
- Inchen Qualifier – Finland
- Los Angeles Qualifier – United States
- Los Angeles Qualifier – Canada
- Bangkok Qualifier – China
- Bangkok Qualifier – Australia
- Paris Qualifier – France
- Paris Qualifier – United Kingdom
Furthermore, the first matches for the event have already been determined. In the first day of the event, we will see the following matchups:
- France vs Canada
- China vs Finland
- United States vs United Kingdom
- South Korea vs Australia
— Overwatch League (@overwatchleague) September 23, 2018
Where and when to watch
The tournament will be played at the Anaheim Convention Center, which houses the BlizzCon event, before a large audience. Users at home can watch the games on Twitch.tv and also likely on YouTube with live commentary. The first day (2 November) will feature the Quarter-Finals, while the second (3 November) will see Semi- and Grand Finals play out.