We’re a few months away from the Overwatch World Cup 2018 which will be the third Overwatch World Cup iteration in three years. Blizzard has decided to dedicate even more resources into keeping the World Cup on a yearly basis, much to the delight of fans worldwide. As with each previous year, we’ll be seeing some amazing players battle it out. The players will once more represent their home nations at this World Cup, so it’s not all about skill. Flares may erupt and emotions may go down any path, but one thing is sure – it’ll be a blast for everyone involved. eSports betting in Overwatch enthusiasts will also have an opportunity to try their hand at betting which might, just might, be a bit tough this year due to all the competition. But that’s enough introductory talk; let’s take a look at what we know at the moment about the tournament itself, and how it’s going to play out in November!
Overwatch World Cup 2018 | Tournament Facts
- Dates: 11.02.2018 – 11.03.2018
- Tournament Type: Offline
- Location and Venue: Anaheim, Anaheim Convention Center
- Number of Teams: 8
- Total Prize Pool: $128,000 ($488,000 total after combining each group stage event)
- Format: Single Elimination
- Bets and Odds available for all the matches
- Overwatch World Cup 2018 Schedule and Results
The Overwatch World Cup 2018 features 4 groups with 6 teams each. Each team will play against other teams only once (bringing the total group game count for a single team to 5). After that, the top 2 teams from each group will proceed to the World Cup Top 8 which will be played at BlizzCon The games which come after these will be played in the usual format (Semi-finals and Grand Finals) which isn’t surprising since it’s how most tournaments work. We already have the first group complete with South Korea and Finland going through easily (although Russia was close to advancing), but the other groups haven’t yet started. This will change in 2 weeks time when the second group will begin playing. After that, we’ll have group games each week until they’re all complete.
It might seem confusing at first, mainly because we haven’t had the chance to see how these teams fare against each other, but it might be another South Korea win. After all, they won the World Championships in 2016 and 2017. Although, you shouldn’t make such a quick choice before thinking it through, especially if you're involved in eSports betting. Other teams such as France, Sweden, and Finland will surely put up a fight, just like before. If you’re searching for the best betting odds for this Overwatch World Cup – look no further. Here’s all the info about what the bookies have prepared for this iteration of the Overwatch World Cup.
Betting Odds Comparison
As mentioned before, South Korea is again looking like the favorites and with the biggest chances for success, but it doesn’t mean they’ll have an easy job. Other countries have amazing teams too which are amazingly skilled and it’ll all come down to a couple of factors – team play, overall skill, and the wish to win. Comparing various betting odds is necessary if you want to have a strong opinion on what to do, so that’s why we’ve prepared this comparison for you! Take a look:
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Betting Odds presented by bet365. The listed odds are intended as a guide only and are subject to change. Please check current LoL odds on the bet365 website before placing any bets. Read more about esports betting at Bet365
Unfortunately, considering the fact all qualifiers still aren't finished, we only know the first 2 teams that will be competing in Overwatch World Cup 2018. Due to this reason, there is no point in writing about the schedule or the results… However, as soon as the first info on schedule & results goes live, we will make sure to update this section of our page and tell you all about it!
Teams and players | Overwatch World Cup 2018
Just like we mentioned above, so far only the Incheon Qualifiers are completed and we know both of their contenders for the Overwatch World Cup 2018. As you can see below this paragraph – South Korea and Finland have managed to qualify and they are now eagerly waiting to see who will be their opponents. One thing's for sure – there won't be any lack of talent once all competing teams are known.
- South Korea: Saebyeolbe, Libero, Carpe, MekO, Fate, JJoNak, ArK, Pavane.
- Finland: Taimou, LiNkzr, Davin, zappis, fragi, BigGoose, Shaz, Seita.
Los Angeles Qualifiers
Overwatch World Cup 2018 Livestream
It wouldn’t be a proper eSports competition (especially one that is this large) without a functional livestream. You’ll be able to watch all the matches on various streaming services so there’s no need to worry; keeping track of your Overwatch World Cup 2018 betting options will be easy as one, two, three! However, since there is still a lot of time before the official start of Overwatch World Cup 2018, no official livestream has yet been announce.d Once again, we'll update this section as soon as there's new information available!