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Overwatch World Cup 2018 announced by Blizzard

Get practising!

The Overwatch World Cup returns for 2018 and starts today, Blizzard has confirmed.

“From today through the end of Competitive Season 9 (April 28), we’ll be tracking the average skill rating (SR) of each country’s top 150 players,” Blizzard detailed. “The top 20 countries at the end of this period will be invited to compete in the 2018 Overwatch World Cup.”

The Overwatch World Cup website will track each country’s progress.

The four Group Stage host countries — which automatically quality into the Cup — will be France, South Korea, Thailand and the United States. A total of 24 teams will take part in 2018.

National committees will form and select team rosters of up to 12 players, between 15 June and 5 July.

We’ll keep you in the loop when it comes to the Australian team.

Overwatch is available now on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.


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