The Overwatch World Cup 2017 is an upcoming Overwatch eSports tournament, a global, community-driven competition between nations (not just teams), organized by Blizzard Entertainment, the game 's developer. It will features 32 represented nations from around the world, and will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center from November 3-4, 2017. Viewers vote for their nation's representatives, who will select the strongest team from that nation
There are 4 phases in this competition:
Phase 1: Announce Edit
The system track the skill rating of the top 100 players in every countries to determine each country's average rating. The top 32 nations are qualified to participate in the Overwatch World Cup 2017
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. The National Team that advance to the Group Stage and the Finals of the tournament will also be accompanied by the members of their Competition Committee.
Phase 3: Group Stage Edit
The top 32 national teams have been seeded into eight groups spread across four different regions: Shanghai, China, Sydney, Australia, Katowice, Poland, and Burbank, USA. Each group will play a round-robin schedule of matches. At the end, the top 2 teams in each group will play a single-elimination playoff and all groups winners to advance to the eight-team field in the Overwatch World Cup at Blizzcon.
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