After three years, the Overwatch World Cup returns next year and bigger than ever: a new game, new players, and new ways to shine a spotlight on your country and region on a global scale.
In January, Blizzard will announce 36 countries and regions participating in the Overwatch World Cup 2023 line up From this point on, applications for the competition committee can also be submitted. Each competition committee will be responsible for organizing tryouts for its country and region according to Blizzard’s guidelines.
In addition to the normal Tryouts, players will have a new opportunity to compete for their place on the team in the form of an open tournament format: World Cup Trials. In February, victorious players in the World Cup Trials can earn a spot in their team’s tryouts. Players will still be able to register for the regular tryouts, which will take place in March. For the normal tryouts, players must be at least Diamond rank, so if you want to take part, start climbing the leaderboards now!
Also next year, Blizzard will offer players some challenges and rewards to celebrate the return of the Overwatch World Cup.
When the team squads are set in June, the qualifying rounds for the Overwatch World Cup via an online regional competition, with 16 teams from the original 36 advancing to the next stage of the tournament. These 16 teams will then meet in the fall of 2023 in a LAN tournament where we will find our first World Cup champions since 2019.
Whether you’re a pro, aspiring pro, or casual gamer, there are a variety of ways to get involved. Stay tuned for more announcements, including details on each phase of the Overwatch World Cup 2023…