Blizzard announces the 2018 Overwatch World Cup

Blizzard has today announced the 2018 Overwatch World Cup. The World Cup first debuted in 2017 and in the past two-years it has expanded and grown into a global phenomenon. 

The 2018 Overwatch World Cup commences today — March 28, 2018 — and culminates in a final event and celebration in Southern California this November.

2018 Overwatch World Cup

So how will this year’s World Cup work?

Blizzard has laid out a handy roadmap (above) and also provided a detailed explanation of how the competition will work. From today, through to the end of Season 9 of competitive play, Blizzard will track the average SR of the top 150 players from each country.

The top 20 countries at the end of Season 9 will be invited to compete in the 2018 Overwatch World Cup. To view the current standings head to the official website.

At the time of writing, China is in first place, closely followed by Sweden, the UK, Canada and Germany. The four host countries are automatically entered into the competition and in the 2018 World Cup they are South Korea, United States, Thailand and France. 

Australia is currently in 15th place. In last year’s Overwatch World Cup, Australia finished in the top eight, so let’s hope we can do it again.

The current standings are below.

1
 
CHINA
4,456
2
 
SWEDEN
4,298
3
 
UNITED KINGDOM
4,274
4
 
CANADA
4,265
5
 
GERMANY
4,253
6
 
FINLAND
4,242
7
 
DENMARK
4,234
8
 
RUSSIA
4,216
9
 
NETHERLANDS
4,210
10
 
JAPAN
4,181
11
 
NORWAY
4,146
12
 
ITALY
4,108
13
 
SPAIN
4,097
14
 
POLAND
4,087
15
 
AUSTRALIA
4,069
16
 
HONG KONG
4,046
17
 
AUSTRIA
4,001
18
 
BELGIUM
3,986
19
 
BRAZIL
3,981
20
 
SWITZERLAND
3,971
21
 
ARGENTINA
3,960
22
 
CHINESE TAIPEI
3,947
23
 
ISRAEL
3,927
24
 
SAUDI ARABIA
3,903
25
 
SINGAPORE
3,903
26
 
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
3,850

The 2018 Overwatch World Cup begins today.

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