The Overwatch World Cup is back


The Overwatch community is buzzing with excitement as the Overwatch World Cup Finals are set to return, this time taking place at the highly anticipated Blizzcon 2023! Fans and players alike are eagerly awaiting the clash of titans, as teams from all corners of the globe compete for the prestigious title of the first Overwatch World Cup champion in the Overwatch 2 era. The stage is set, the atmosphere is electric, and Blizzcon is ready to host an unforgettable experience for all attendees.


Ticketing Information


For those eager to be a part of this extraordinary event, here are the essential details and ticketing information. The highly sought-after tickets for the World Cup Finals will be available in two waves through AXS. To ensure a seamless ticket purchasing process, it is advised to create an AXS account in advance. The first wave of ticket sales will commence on Saturday, July 8 at 10 a.m. PDT, followed by the second wave on Saturday, July 22 at 10 a.m. PDT. Don’t miss your chance to secure your spot at this monumental event!


Tournament Format


Now, let’s explore the tournament’s format. With 40 teams from around the world vying for glory, the competition will unfold across three conferences. Each team will battle relentlessly to secure a spot among the Top 16 and qualify for the Finals. The matches promise to be intense and captivating, showcasing the diverse skills and strategies employed by these talented teams.

Out of the 16 teams that emerge triumphant, 15 will earn their place through the Online Qualifiers, while the final spot will be reserved for a team representing China. These elite teams will convene in Southern California for the Group Stage, scheduled to take place from October 29 to November 1. It’s worth noting that due to logistical considerations, the Group Stage will be held on LAN, without a live audience.

However, the true spectacle awaits when the Top 8 teams engage in a thrilling single-elimination bracket Finals. The stakes will be at their highest as these elite teams battle it out in front of a passionate Blizzcon audience on November 3 and 4. Brace yourself for awe-inspiring displays of skill, adrenaline-pumping comebacks, and breathtaking moments as these teams leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of the prestigious title of Overwatch World Cup champion.

Meanwhile, the Online Qualifiers are already underway, with matches brimming with excitement and fierce competition. Fans eager to witness the action and show support for their favourite teams can tune in to the official channels: PlayOverwatch’s Twitch or YouTube, as well as Overwatch Contenders’ Twitch or YouTube. Prepare to be enthralled as the teams showcase their determination and skill on the virtual battleground.

The Overwatch World Cup 2023 is poised to be a legendary spectacle, and fans from around the world eagerly anticipate this grand event. Whether you join in person or through the power of live streaming, mark your calendars and secure your tickets for the Overwatch World Cup Finals at Blizzcon 2023. Witness history in the making as the world’s top Overwatch teams converge for an extraordinary display of skill, teamwork, and sheer passion.