About

Background

Qualification

  • The skill rating of the top 100 players from every country determined the 32 participants for the group stages.
  • A snake draft created the group placements for each country.

Committees

  • This year, instead of voting on players directly, viewers voted on a three person committee from a predetermined group to choose the team for them.

Group Stages

Phase 1

  • Each qualifier contained 2 groups
  • Each group played a round robin 4-map set
  • Tiebreakers occur once all group stage matches have been played
  • The top 2 teams proceed to playoffs
  • if two teams in a group have the same number of map wins, it will be decided by the head-to-head matchup and if necessary, a tiebreaker match.

Map Pool

  • Matches were structured as such: Hybrid->Control->Assault->Escort
  • Available Maps
    • Hybrid (King's Row, Numbani, Hollywood)
    • Control (Ilios, Lijiang Tower, Nepal)
    • Assault (Horizon Lunar Colony, Volskaya Industries)
    • Escort (Dorado, Route 66)

Playoffs

  • Bo5 Single Elimination
  • The first place team from the first group faces the second place team from the second group and vice versa.
  • The winners of each match qualify for the Blizzcon Final

Blizzcon Finals

Format

  • The 8 teams that qualified from the group stages meet during Blizzcon
  • Matches were drawn during week 2 of Overwatch Contenders Season One
  • Matches will play out in single elimination Bo5 playoffs
Final Standings
1st
$9,000 USD
2nd
$9,000 USD
3rd
$9,000 USD
4th
$9,000 USD
5th–8th
$9,000 USD
5th–8th
$9,000 USD
5th–8th
$9,000 USD
5th–8th
$9,000 USD
9th–16th
$9,000 USD
9th–16th
$9,000 USD
9th–16th
$9,000 USD
9th–16th
$9,000 USD
9th–16th
$9,000 USD
9th–16th
$9,000 USD
9th–16th
$9,000 USD
9th–16th
$9,000 USD
17th–24th
$9,000 USD
17th–24th
$9,000 USD
17th–24th
$9,000 USD
17th–24th
$9,000 USD
17th–24th
$9,000 USD
17th–24th
$9,000 USD
17th–24th
$9,000 USD
17th–24th
$9,000 USD
25th–32nd
$9,000 USD
25th–32nd
$9,000 USD
25th–32nd
$9,000 USD
25th–32nd
$9,000 USD
25th–32nd
$9,000 USD
25th–32nd
$9,000 USD
25th–32nd
$9,000 USD
25th–32nd
$9,000 USD
Links
Main Site [ https://worldcup.playoverwatch.com/ ] Liquidpedia [ http://wiki.teamliquid.net/overwatch/Overwatch_World_Cup/2017 ] National Committees [ http://wiki.teamliquid.net/overwatch/Overwatch_World_Cup/2017/National_Committees ] over.gg team previews: Norway [ https://www.over.gg/4765/a-trip-up-north-team-norway ] Hong Kong [ https://www.over.gg/4763/hong-kong-prepares-to-take-shanghai-by-force ] China [ https://www.over.gg/4681/the-sleeping-dragon-of-the-world-cup ] Romania [ https://www.over.gg/4737/meza-welcomes-the-world-to-romania ] Argentina [ https://www.over.gg/4791/underdogs-argentina-are-ready-to-bite-back ] France [ https://www.over.gg/4692/team-france-le-bleu-blanc-et-rogue ] Denmark [ https://www.over.gg/4706/great-danes-ready-to-show-their-world-cup-pedigree ] Thailand [ https://www.over.gg/4298/all-tied-up-thailand-world-cup-roster-revealed ] Sweden [ https://www.over.gg/4883/sweden-tailor-their-approach-to-avoid-looking-misfitted ] Australia [ https://www.over.gg/4885/team-australia-the-boys-are-back ] Portugal [ https://www.over.gg/4888/portugal-hopes-to-make-waves-in-the-land-down-under ] Italy [ https://www.over.gg/4874/the-italian-job-a-world-cup-heist ] Vietnam [ https://www.over.gg/4285/good-morning-vietnam-cyzonevn-are-the-world-cups-early-risers ] Finland [ https://www.over.gg/4812/team-finland-packs-plenty-of-pyjamas ] Spain [ https://www.over.gg/4887/spain-speed-boosts-into-sydney ] Japan [ https://www.over.gg/4882/japan-the-mysterious-land-of-the-rising-sun ] South Korea [ https://www.over.gg/5036/the-korean-overlords-return-in-search-of-their-crown ] Netherlands [ https://www.over.gg/4975/team-netherlands-hope-to-paint-katowice-owranje ] Poland [ https://www.over.gg/5047/team-poland-look-to-the-home-crowd-for-inspiration ] Austria [ https://www.over.gg/4981/team-austria-come-from-a-land-down-under-the-alps ] Turkey [ https://www.over.gg/5045/team-turkey-refuse-to-chicken-out-in-katowice ] Singapore [ https://www.over.gg/4969/team-singapore-new-year-new-faces ] Russia [ https://www.over.gg/5025/team-russia-invade-poland-despite-visa-woes ] Canada [ https://www.over.gg/5024/team-canada-looks-to-drop-the-competition-in-katowice ] United States [ https://www.over.gg/5160/team-usa-plans-to-make-the-opposition-see-stars ] Taiwan [ https://www.over.gg/5157/taiwan-unleash-the-wolves-in-santa-monica ] Brazil [ https://www.over.gg/5147/team-brazil-are-ready-to-kick-balls-and-we-aint-talkin-soccer ] New Zealand [ https://www.over.gg/5163/team-new-zealand-flock-to-santa-monica ] United Kingdom [ https://www.over.gg/5159/united-kingdom-seeks-to-reestablish-dominance-in-the-americas ] Germany [ https://www.over.gg/5168/team-germany-focus-on-firepower-for-santa-monica ] Israel [ https://www.over.gg/5146/team-israel-hopes-to-reach-its-zenith-at-santa-monica ] Belgium [ https://www.over.gg/5169/team-belgium-looks-to-upset-off-the-back-of-star-carries ]