Blizzard Entertainment officially presents the fourth edition of the Overwatch World Cup
The highly anticipated and very important tournament will take place in Anaheim, California, the BlizzCon week.
The Overwatch World Cup will return for its fourth year of international competition at Blizzard Entertainment’s annual BlizzCon convention and each team will represent their country of origin, with players selected by the Overwatch league based on game rankings.
This year, the entire tournament will take place in Anaheim, California, and will start on October 28th.
The top 10 top level teams based on past World Cup performance will have their travels and accommodations covered by Blizzard, while all other eligible countries that wish to participate “will be fully responsible for their trip and will receive hotel support “.
Last year, the group stage of the competition took place in four host countries: France, South Korea, Thailand and the United States. Only the final phase took place at BlizzCon.
In past years, the World Cup has served as an exploration opportunity for the expansion of OWL franchises seeking to build their teams. Earlier this year Activision Blizzard confirmed that the Overwatch league will not expand in 2020 to allow teams and the league to plan the home system.