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World Cup 2017 guide: schedule, groups, streams and VOD - Overwatch

All of the teams and streams you need to know about in one place!

Our Overwatch World Cup 2017 guide contains details of all the teams, streams, results and video on demand for this year's global showdown.

The first group stages of this year's Overwatch World Cup will be kicking off in just over a month from now, and Blizzard's just provided all of the basic information that we needed to get our guide to the event off the ground.

In this first edition of our guide, you'll find a breakdown of how all 32 teams have been broken down into groups, as well as a schedule of when and where each stage of the competition will be taking place. We've also got a stream embed for you right here as well.

Once the competition is underway, we'll be updating all of the tables with the latest results, hidden behind spoiler tags if you want to catch up on the action for yourself. On that note, we'll also be adding links to all of the post-match video on demand that becomes available.

Our World Cup guide will go through a lot of changes in the coming weeks and months. Do let us know if there's anything extra you'd like to see from it and we'll do our best to accommodate!

Editor's UPDATE #4: We've added results and VOD from the first day of the Sydney Group Stage (July 21st). You'll find all the information under the relevant sections below, and as the competition progresses, we'll continue updating this guide - stay tuned for more!

Overwatch World Cup 2017: Groups

Here's how the format of the Overwatch World Cup 2017 will play out, followed by a breakdown of the groups themselves.

  • 32 countries will field teams.
  • Fans will vote to determine the which six competitors will represent their country.
  • The 32 teams are then seeded via snake draft into eight groups of four teams. In the simplest terms we can fathom, this means that each country is laid out in an S pattern illustrated in the video we've embedded below. Essentially, it should ensure that the strongest seeds don’t knock each other out too early on.
  • The four teams in each group will then battle each other in a round robin format, with the top two teams advancing to the next stage.
  • The remaining 16 teams will be ranked based on their overall scores from the first stage, making up 8 groups of two teams.
  • These remaining teams will play each other in a single elimination format, with the top 8 teams advancing to the final stage.
  • The final stage takes place at BlizzCon 2017, where the first team to win three matches is declared the winner.

Group A

TeamMatch Record (W-L-D)Game Record (W-L)
China3-0-012-0
Hong Kong0-2-11-3
Norway2-1-07-5
Romania0-2-12-10

Group B

TeamMatch Record (W-L-D)Game Record (W-L)
France3-0-010-2
Denmark1-1-17-5
Thailand1-1-16-6
Argentina0-3-01-11

Group C

TeamMatch Record (W-L-D)Game Record (W-L)
Sweden0-0-12-2
Australia1-0-04-0
Italy0-1-02-2
Portugal0-1-00-4

Group D

TeamMatch Record (W-L-D)Game Record (W-L)
Finland1-0-04-0
Japan1-0-03-1
Spain0-1-01-3
Vietnam0-1-00-4

Group E

TeamMatch Record (W-L-D)Game Record (W-L)
South Korea0-0-00-0
Netherlands0-0-00-0
Poland0-0-00-0
Austria0-0-00-0

Group F

TeamMatch Record (W-L-D)Game Record (W-L)
Canada0-0-00-0
Russia0-0-00-0
Singapore0-0-00-0
Turkey0-0-00-0

Group G

TeamMatch Record (W-L-D)Game Record (W-L)
USA0-0-00-0
Chinese Taipei0-0-00-0
Brazil0-0-00-0
New Zealand0-0-00-0

Group H

TeamMatch Record (W-L-D)Game Record (W-L)
United Kingdom0-0-00-0
Germany0-0-00-0
Israel0-0-00-0
Belgium0-0-00-0

Overwatch World Cup 2017: Schedule

Here's the schedule of events for the Overwatch World Cup 2017. When we have precise match-up times, we'll update this section of our guide. Until then, here's a rough overview of what will be happening and when.

Groups A and B will play their matches in China at the following times:

  • Friday 14th July: 6am GMT - 12pm GMT
  • Saturday 15th July: 6am GMT - 12pm GMT
  • Sunday 16th July: 4am GMT - 1pm GMT

Groups C and D will play their matches in Australia at the following times:

  • Friday 21st July: 12am GMT - 6am GMT
  • Saturday 22nd July: 12am GMT - 6am GMT
  • Sunday 23rd July: 12am GMT - 9am GMT

Groups E and F will play their matches in Poland at the following times:

  • Friday 4th August - 2pm GMT - 8pm GMT
  • Saturday 5th August - 2pm GMT - 8pm GMT
  • Sunday 8th August - 1pm GMT - 11pm GMT

Groups G and H will play their matches in the United States between Friday 11th and Sunday 13th August, although precise timings have yet to be confirmed.

Overwatch World Cup 2017: Stream

We expect the Overwatch World Cup 2017 to be streamed online just as it was last year. It's most likely this will take place through the game's official Twitch channel which we've embedded for you below.

When matches have finished, we'll add match-by-match video on demand to the VOD section at the bottom of this page.

Watch live video from PlayOverwatch on www.twitch.tv

Overwatch World Cup 2017: Video on Demand (VOD)

When video-on-demand (VOD) for each match becomes available, we'll add links to this section of the guide so you can jump straight to the action you want.

China Group Stages (July 14th - July 16th 2017)

Syndey Group Stages (July 21st - July 23rd 2017)

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