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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 Edit

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 TeamsEdit

Rank Countries/Regions
1 Flag southkoreaSouth Korea
2 Flag usaUnited States
3 Flag thailandThailand
4 Flag franceFrance

Qualified TeamsEdit

Rank Countries/Regions

Rank

Countries/Regions
1 Flag lijiangChina 11 Flag norwayNorway
2 Flag kingsrowUnited Kingdom 12 Flag italyItaly
3 Flag swedenSweden 13 Flag australiaAustralia
4 Flag canadaCanada 14 Flag austriaAustria
5 Flag finlandFinland 15 Flag hongkongHong Kong
6 Flag germanyGermany 16 Flag spainSpain
7 Flag denmarkDenmark 17 Flag polandPoland
8 Flag volskayaRussia 18 Tw-9068ee598c9e87d04df05c0ba419d28029398c81816c0c04acdb4bd9c10907cb1ce3c8263f108f82ffe4863df3b17dd51a8ce68216749653278604b2a9598d0aChinese Taipei
9 Flag netherlandsNetherlands 19 Flag switzerlandSwitzerland
10 Flag hanamuraJapan 20 Flag brazilBrazil

Phase 2: Voting Edit

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 MembersEdit

Nation General Manager Coach Community Lead
Flag southkoreaSouth Korea Kyu-hyung "YongBongTang" Hwang Hyeon-sang “Pavane” Yu Hyuna “Flowervin” Lee
Flag usaUnited States Scott “Bearhands” Tester Aaron “Aero” Atkins Analynn “Analynn” Dang
Flag thailandThailand Manoo "Zynnlol" Hayashi Jirawat “HeadHawk” Kalumpanun Ampaipak “Ravee” Sanongkun
Flag franceFrance Philippe “Lanf3ust” Rivain Julien 'daemoN' Ducros Mathias “Troma” Szanto
Flag lijiangChina Qiong “Tutu” Li Xingrui “RUI” Wang Tsungyu “Xiaogui” Huang
Flag kingsrowUnited Kingdom Tom “Stylosa” Stewart Elliott “Hayes” Hayes Philip “ChipSa” Graham
Flag swedenSweden Emily “QueenE” Krumlinde Vytis “Mineral” Lasaitis Tilda “Trean” Wilhelmsson
Flag canadaCanada Andrew “id_” Trulli Justin “Jayne” Conroy Nathan “KarQ” Chan
Flag finlandFinland Petri “Procyh” Hämälä Joni “Seita” Paavola Nasim “Nasse” Haque
Flag germanyGermany Ysabel "Noukky" Müller Christian “'radioboiii” Gutzelnig Sascha “HighscoreHro” Wegner
Flag denmarkDenmark Frederik “Huggos” Kragh Christensen Martin "Mono" Madsen Lene “Xperiana” Gaardmand
Flag volskayaRussia Ruben “Rubikon” Zurabyan Dmitry “Dikker” Borisenkov Andrey "Goose" Bakhrakh
Flag netherlandsNetherlands Mathijs “joinvoicepls” Kool Thomas “Morte” Kerbusch Erik “TwoEasy” van Hoorn
Flag hanamuraJapan Jae-pil “Jerophilip” Ha Hibiki “'XQQ” Motoyama Masumi “mizuiro” Fukuda
Flag norwayNorway Stein “Wilmann” Wilmann Mikael “mkL” Skjønhaug Jonas “AverageJonas” Navarsete
Flag italyItaly Nicholas “crYstalgecKo” Pietrosanti Alessio “SharPPP” Mameli Thomas “HAL” Avallone
Flag australiaAustralia Andrew “rqt” Haws Jordan “Gunba” Graham Oasis “Oasis” Nip
Flag hongkongHong Kong Derek Cheung Kang-chuen “Pandaren” Lee Derek “MimicOmnic” Kwok
Flag spainSpain Thibaut “Tibix” Durand Sergi “Paranoidxz” Carrasco Marsiñach Beatriz “kaquka” Alonso
Flag polandPoland Pawel Slomka Michał “Warchawk” Warchał Wojciech “Theo” Buda
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Flag switzerlandSwitzerland Sandro “Sharper” Nowoczin Maxime “shn” Delavy Andreas “BeFroz3n” Dürler
Flag brazilBrazil Vinicius “pOkiz” Zanquetta Costa Jhonathan “TMATTEI” Mattei Lucas “LION” Ramos

PlayersEdit

Nation Offense Tank Support Flex
Flag southkoreaSouth Korea Carpe, Libero, Fleta Fate Jjonak, Anamo Fury
Flag usaUnited States Sinatraa, Hydration Muma Rawkus, Moth Space, Zachareee
Flag thailandThailand Patiphan, NZNR, Oputo, Saiyajingod Teetawat, Queen Pannys, Pichu, Tae, Rocket Mickie,THK
Flag franceFrance AKM, Soon Benbest Unkoe, Winz Poko, Nicogdh
Flag lijiangChina Krystal, Shy Guxue, Lateyoung Sky, Yveltal Leave
Flag kingsrowUnited Kingdom KYB, Mikeya, KSP Fusions Boombox, Kruise SMEX
Flag swedenSweden Sharp, Tviq, Snillo, IDDQD Reinfornce Zebbosai. Chipshajen Nevix, Graceful, CWoosh, Manneten
Flag canadaCanada Surefour, Agilities, Note, XQC Bani, Crimzo Mangachu
Flag finlandFinland Linkzr, Taimou, Davin Fragi Biggoose, Shaz Zappis
Flag germanyGermany Nesh, CRNKZ, Massie, Adi ProGi, Mete, Nexx, Terenz immortal, KodaK, Talyz, Xenlon
Flag denmarkDenmark Shax, Nagga, Nerfddd, Danii, Molf1G Kellex, Scaler, Ding Hunni, Spoxez, Fischer
Flag volskayaRussia Shadowburn, NLAAER, Mistakes, Unfixed Alexy, Txao, Rez, Tonic ENGH, Mayn, Bezpalvio, Vlad
Flag netherlandsNetherlands Dante, Vizility, Jona, Zino Sweex, Corn Sab, Trispear, TheWrongName, Crusade Brussen
Flag hanamuraJapan AmeKen, hoshimi, Dep, ta1yo Rimline, SamuraiD, pocky, kenmohororo Claire, Xeraphy, Yoz, SABAGOD
Flag norwayNorway Invision, Track, IKO, Yiqids, Frost, Onigod Crow11, Tricky, Decod Melk IPN, Goodest
Flag italyItaly Hearthbeat, Carnifex, TheBigOne Luft, Midna, DragonEddy Adnar, Bimbz, Nisa Najiny
Flag australiaAustralia Hus, CKM, Yuki Trill Custa, Akraken Punk
Flag hongkongHong Kong Mikouw, Moowe YiWind, GZQQ MangoJai JazZy, Amcrazy, Hadezz
Flag spainSpain Toxiken, Popifresh Networkz, Bromas HarryHook, Linepro, Dhak, Neptuno
Flag polandPoland Danye, Redziok, Setrox DXTR, Shaddo XYZANO, Duku, Koby Matwoj, Philion
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Flag switzerlandSwitzerland Luux, Shinoda, Djinn, Aisey Helv, Kiba, Mimi7 Sk0rpi0n, R3m1x, Flow, Niv Niv, Gintoki
Flag brazilBrazil Liko, Dudu Neil Ole, Alemao Wetter, Honorato

Phase 3: Group StagesEdit

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 QualifierEdit

Team GR MR
Flag southkoreaSouth Korea 19-2 5-0
Flag finlandFinland 16-4 4-1
Flag volskayaRussia 12-7 3-2
Flag hanamuraJapan 8-12 2-3
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Flag hongkongHong Kong 0-20 0-5


Los Angeles QualifierEdit

Team GR MR
Flag usaUnited States 18-2 5-0
Flag canadaCanada 17-3 4-1
Flag brazilBrazil 10-11 3-2
Flag norwayNorway 8-13 2-3
Flag austriaAustria 5-16 1-4
Flag switzerlandSwitzerland 4-17 0-5

Bangkok QualifierEdit

Team GR MR
Flag lijiangChina 16-7 5-0
Flag australiaAustralia 14-7 3-2
Flag denmarkDenmark 12-19 3-2
Flag swedenSweden 11-10 3-2
Flag thailandThailand 7-14 1-4
Flag spainSpain 3-16 0-5

Paris QualifierEdit

Team GR MR
Flag franceFrance 19-2 5-0
Flag kingsrowUnited Kingdom 15-5 4-1
Flag netherlandsNetherlands 10-10 3-2
Flag germanyGermany 10-12 2-3
Flag italyItaly 5-16 1-4
Flag polandPoland 4-18 0-5

Phase 4: PlayoffsEdit

Playoffs Match
Quater-Finals Flag kingsrowUnited Kingdom 3-1 Flag usaUnited States
Quater-FInals Flag southkoreaSouth Korea 3-0 Flag australiaAustralia
Quater-Finals Flag lijiangChina 3-0 Flag finlandFinland
Quater-Finals Flag canadaCanada 3-0 Flag franceFrance
Semi-Finals Flag southkoreaSouth Korea 2-0 Flag kingsrowUnited Kingdom
Semi-Finals Flag lijiangChina 3-0 Flag canadaCanada
Third Place Flag canadaCanada 3-2 Flag kingsrowUnited Kingdom
Grand Final Flag southkoreaSouth Korea 1-4 Flag lijiangChina

Source Edit

[1]Overwatch World Cup Main Page

[2] Meet You Overwatch World Cup Competition Committees