Overwatch World Cup is returning in 2017. This year, Blizzard has put in a little more effort tracking the skill rating of the top 100 players in each country allowing a larger pool of countries to participate.
Blizzard will be using the top 100 ratings in each country to determine the 32 countries participating in the World Cup. Those countries will move onto the group stage qualifiers where they will be matched in groups of 8 where successful countries will advance to the main event at BlizzCon 2017.
All eyes on South Korea, the World Cup Champions in 2016 who are favored to take the cup once again. Displaying huge, memorable plays last year with Zarya jumping through Eichenwalde’s hole in the gate followed by a Graviton Surge wiping the whole team, and the constant massive Winston plays by Miro. South Korea currently has the highest average skill rating sitting at 4534, followed by China and USA.
All players currently in the top 100 of their country have a direct impact on their countries average skill rating. If you would like to see your country in this years World Cup and are in the top 100 of your region, simply queue for competitive and start ranking up!