Wanna win glory for your country? Now’s your chance! The Overwatch World Cup 2017 has just started its qualification phase, and you have until April 26th to secure your country’s spot in this year’s tournament.
This year, the format is slightly different from the voting system of the 2016 Overwatch World Cup. As of today, Blizzard will be tracking the skill ratings of the top 100 players from each country. The average of these top 100 players’ SRs will be taken as the country’s skill ranking. At the end of this first phase, the top 32 nations will be selected. Each participating nation will then get a chance to vote, much like last year’s World Cup. Unlike last year’s World Cup however, fans will not be voting directly for which players they want to represent them. Instead, they will be voting on Overwatch experts (nominated by Blizzard) who will then assemble the teams.
Four group stage events across North America, Europe, and Asia will feature week-long qualifying games between the 32 teams to determine the top teams. The top two finishers from each bracket will move on to the finals at BlizzCon.
You can check your country’s current rankings anytime on the Overwatch World Cup 2017 website!
Best of luck to all the Overwatch players in each country’s top 100. Who ever said you couldn’t bring glory to your country with video games?
Source for Images: official Overwatch World Cup 2017 site
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