The Overwatch World Cup returns!
12/19/2022 - In January, Blizzard Entertainment will announce the 36 countries and regions that will compete in the Overwatch World Cup 2023. From that point on, applications for the competition committee can also be submitted. Each competition committee will be responsible for organizing test matches for their country and region according to Blizzard's guidelines.
In addition to the normal test matches, players will have a new opportunity to compete for their place on the team in the form of an open tournament format: World Cup Trials. In February, winning players in the World Cup Trials will be able to earn a direct spot on their team in the Test Matches. Players can still sign up for the normal Test Matches, which will take place in March. For the normal trials, players must have reached a rank of at least Diamond, so if you want to participate, you should climb the leaderboard now!
We'll also be offering all players some challenges and rewards next year to celebrate the return of the Overwatch World Cup. Once the team rosters are finalized in June, the qualifying rounds for the Overwatch World Cup will take place via a regional online competition, with 16 of the original 36 teams advancing to the next stage of the tournament. These 16 teams will then face off in a LAN tournament in Fall 2023, where we will find our first World Cup champions since 2019.
Whether you're a pro, aspiring pro, or casual player, you can participate in a variety of ways. Keep your eyes peeled for more announcements, including details on each stage of Overwatch World Cup 2023.
Source: Press release