It’s full steam ahead for Blizzard as they continue to gear up for BlizzCon. There they will crown the 2018 champions of the Overwatch World Cup. This week has seen the final two teams announced and added to those already earmarked as competition at the big event.
Paris hosted the latest in the qualifying rounds and it was there that the United Kingdom and France were declared victors and earned their places to compete in the final. Anaheim Canada will see the top eight teams in the world put their strategies and reaction times to the test, as they face off against one another in the hopes of claiming the top spot.
As a quick roundup, France and the United Kingdom will be joining the following teams who have earned their spots as competitors. Finland and South Korea were announced winners at Incheon, Canada and the USA came out on top in Los Angeles and both Australia and China outperformed the rest in Bangkok. There are some seriously strong teams this year and the qualifying rounds have been full of action and excitement. One thing is for sure, the finals are definitely going to be worth taking the time to watch at this year’s BlizzCon.
The top eight teams have been sorted into two groups with the winners from each location (China, France, South Korea, and the USA) being added to group 1, and the runners-up (Australia, Canada, Finland, and the United Kingdom) have been put together for form group 2. From these groups, the initial match lineups have been drawn and the first rounds will see teams from group 1 go up against teams in group 2.
So who will be stepping up against one another to kick off the quarterfinals? We’re very glad you asked.
Bracket One will see Canada vs France and Finland vs China
Bracket Two will see the United Kingdom vs the USA and Australia vs South Korea
The teams lucky enough to win these initial matches will then face off against the other winning team from their respective brackets in what is sure to be a nail-biting semi-final.
The actual final is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 3rd November. It won’t just be one match to watch though, as the two teams who do not make it to the final, will compete against one another to also determine who will take third place. There’s going to be plenty of action to watch and plenty of your favourites to root for.
So, whether you’re new to the world of Overwatch, or a veteran who has been there since the beginning, everyone can count on Blizzard and the top Overwatch teams to put on a tournament to remember. If you’re afraid you won’t be able to catch some of the quarter or even semifinals, don’t worry. We’ll keep you up to date as these exciting rounds progress and the teams are whittled down to the eagerly anticipated final match.