The Overwatch World Cup will draw to a close at BlizzCon this weekend, with the final eight qualifying teams going up against each other in order to pursue victory in the game's inaugural official torunament. Just about every corner of the world is represented in these last few matches, with European, American and Asian teams all squaring up to decide who takes ultimate victory.
We thought it would be useful to put together a comprehensive guide to all of this weekend's Overwatch action, so you can keep track of the schedule, tune in live to watch every match as each one is played out, and also have somewhere to keep track of scores and brackets as the Final itself approaches. On that note, we'll be popping results onto a series of separate pages linked out from this guide, so you don't accidentally spoil anything for yourself by browsing this guide!
Before we get started, here's a quick overview of how many hours ahead or behind of BlizzCon time you are in your particular corner of the world. This should hopefully help you avoid missing any of the most important action, which is easily done when you consider that a few countries are winding their clocks back at the moment, and others won't be doing so for another week or two.
Using 12.00 midday PDT as a base time:
|CST||China||3:00AM (next day)|
|KST||Korea||4:00AM (next day)|
Schedule & brackets
First up, here's as quick rundown of who's made it to the last eight teams, and how they'll be paired up.
When matches end, we will not spoil the results in this chart. Instead, we will add a link out to the relevant match page after each match has ended.
Note that there may be an overnight delay in results updates due to timezone differences.
Here's when you can expect each stage of the Finals to take place. Use the chart above to work out what that means for your own personal viewing!
Friday 4th November
All times given as PDT:
|Round||Team 1||Team 2||Time|
|Quarterfinal 1||Russia||France||12:30PM - 2:00PM|
|Quarterfinal 2||Spain||Finland||2:00PM - 3:30PM|
|Quarterfinal 3||South Korea||United States||3:30PM - 5:00PM|
|Quarterfinal 4||China||Sweden||5:00PM - 6:30PM|
|Semifinal 1||???||???||6:30PM - 8:00PM|
|Semifinal 2||???||???||8:00PM - 9:30PM|
Saturday 5th November
|Round||Team 1||Team 2||Time|
|Bronze Medal Match||???||???||10:00AM - 11:30AM|
|Final||???||???||12:00PM - 2:45PM|
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We'll see how much of the Overwatch tournament is played out on Blizzard's official Twitch channel. When matches are available to view, we'll add an embed right here in this section of the guide so you can watch the action live.
Here's the channel for you now, where you can catch up on some of the qualifying action!Watch live video from Blizzard on www.twitch.tv
We don't want to spoil the results for anyone who's catching up using video on demand, so from this part of our guide we're going to link out to individual results pages. Warning: clicking on any of the links that we post here may spoil your enjoyment of the competition!
Bronze Medal match
Try to watch this on catch-up if you can because it was arguably the match of the tournament. If you just want the result though, we've got you covered.
All results (with spoilers)
Here's how every match of the final 8 has played out, currently updated to semifinal status. Spoilers within:
VOD [Video On Demand]
Until the final matches are underway, it's not clear how much VOD Blizzard is going to make available to those who have not purchased a Virtual Ticket for BlizzCon. It may be that low quality video is made available to all, while those with a ticket get access to high quality versions.
We will only be able to embed video that has been made publicly available by Blizzard, either through the game's official YouTube channel or on other official sites.
We will update this section of the guide once we find out a little more on how exactly this will work.