Overwatch World Cup Confirmed as Returning in 2023

Published: Dec 19, 2022

There’s good news for fans of Overwatch, with news that the Overwatch World Cup, which was last contested back in 2019, is now confirmed as being a key part of the 2023 Overwatch schedule.

The World Cup is slightly different to other Overwatch tournaments as it is a nation-based event, with players able to qualify to represent their country throughout a series of qualifiers and then onto the Finals themselves.

Overwatch World Cup History

There have been four previous Overwatch World Cup events, running from 2016 through to 2019, before the tournament fell victim to the pandemic.

The tournament has been contested in Anaheim, California, for each of the previous four events, and this will likely be the venue for the 2023 tournament. However, no official confirmation has been made about that just yet.

South Korea were the World Champions from 2016 to 2018 but had to settle for third place in 2019 when China defeated them in the semi-finals, with the Chinese team going on to lose to the eventual winners United States in the final.

The tournament is especially popular with those that enjoy betting on Overwatch, given how this is a national or regional team event.

Overwatch World Cup 2023 – Key Details

Blizzard has announced that there will be a number of phases to work through before they reach the stage of hosting the Overwatch World Cup later this year.

Overwatch World Cup Returns 2023 Phases

These phases are outlined below:

Minimum Ranking Requirement For Tryouts

Blizzard have announced that there will be a minimum competitive ranking requirement of Diamond or better for the Tryouts in March, so it is a good idea for any player wishing to compete in the tournament to ensure their ranking is sufficiently high to compete in the Tryouts.

The tournament’s return is sure to be a big hit with Overwatch players and those that like to follow and bet on the live streams of each game too.

And remember you can enjoy plenty of great Overwatch World Cup betting when the tournament gets underway!

Ian John

Since: August 10, 2015

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