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The Overwatch World Cup Returns In 2023

36 teams, 1 champion

The Overwatch World Cup is back! After a generous hiatus since 2019 (with all manner of reasons to justify doing so) we will see Overwatch 2 return to an ancient eSports question: Who has the skills.

Spanning our entire earth, the Cup will see over 36 countries and regions competing to see precisely where the undisputed talent lies across the globe:

Blizzard wastes no time in setting expectations, explaining that:

“The competition will be bigger than ever: new game, new players, and new ways of spotlighting your country and region on a global scale.”

A timeline has also been shared to show how the journey to the championship looks, with things kicking off in January:

Considering how much Blizzard eSports has been sat on the backburner for the last few years, it’s promising to see a competitive scene getting this kind of push. If you are a Diamond rank Overwatch player, your time may be coming up – I sure won’t be playing with you, but I’ll be keen to cheer you on. Let’s go Australia!

Are you excited to see the world stage set for Overwatch 2? Let us know in the comments or on social media.

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Written By Ash Wayling

Known throughout the interwebs simply as M0D3Rn, Ash is bad at video games. An old guard gamer who suffers from being generally opinionated, it comes as no surprise that he is both brutally loyal and yet, fiercely whimsical about all things electronic. On occasion will make a youtube video that actually gets views. Follow him on YouTube @Bad at Video Games


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