The Overwatch World cup is back for 2018 and it has some changes

The Overwatch World Cup is one of the most sought-after trophies for national teams in Overwatch. With the national pride being on display and the best talent from the country coming together, this tournament is seen as a showcase for the Overwatch World cup. 

As the official website for Blizzard has been updated with more information about the Overwatch World cup, there is a streamlined information for the committees.

World cup details

The above image clearly explains the process and the selection process for the teams.Up until the end of Season 9 of competitive, we can see the highest average SR nations. These nations will be able to participate in the regional qualifiers, which will be held in four different venues. The venues for the OWWC 2018 qualifiers are South Korea, USA, Thailand & France.

Esports betting at Overwatch World Cup 2018

Bookies are already predicting the winner of the Overwatch World Cup, previously OG had won the 2016 and 2017 Overwatch World Cup.

They’ll be plenty of esports coverage at Betway esports and bet365 esports as well as welcome deposits for new players.

Quoting from the official website:

  • GM: GMs will be selected by Blizzard. Applications will be accepted, but we also will scour each country for qualified individuals, whether players, talent, or community members. (Application links for all three positions will be provided at a later date.)

  • Coach:

    • Phase 1: Any player with an account in good standing may apply for their national team’s coach position. Candidates will be provided with a custom URL to share, which will allow the top 150 players (by SR) from the candidate’s country of residence to endorse one candidate.
    • Phase 2: We reveal the top three candidates per country, and hold a second, runoff vote, again among the top 150 players. Each player may vote once.
  • Community Lead:

    • Phase 1: This will follow the same process as coach selection, but voting is open to the country’s entire player base. Players may vote for multiple community leads.
    • Phase 2: We reveal each country’s top 10 candidates, and players cast one final vote.

Full National Competition Committees will be revealed on May 31!