Overwatch World Cup 2018 at BlizzCon: Prize Pool, Schedule, and How To Watch

The Overwatch World Cup is set to conclude at BlizzCon this weekend. Here's everything you need to know.

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The 2018 Overwatch World Cup is set to conclude this weekend at BlizzCon. The world's top eight teams are set to go at it, with only one able to take home the gold.

How much is the Overwatch World Cup Prize Pool?

The Overwatch World Cup is more focused on pride than prize money. All of the top eight teams are slated to take home $16,000. This tournament is mainly for bragging rights and for the opportunity to represent their home countries.

Overwatch World Cup Schedule

The Overwatch World Cup quarterfinals will be contested on Friday, November 1. The Semifinals, Bronze Medal game, and Finals will be held on Saturday, November 2. Here's the full bracket and the schedule:

  • Overwatch World Cup Quarterfinals (Saturday, November 2, all times PT)
    • Quarterfinal 1 - 12:15PM
    • Quarterfinal 2 - 2:15PM
    • Quarterfinal 3 - 4:15PM
    • Quarterfinal 4 - 6:15PM
  • Overwatch World Cup Finals Day (Saturday, November 3, all times PT)
    • Semifinal 1 - 9:30AM
    • Semifinal 2 - 11:30AM
    • Bronze Medal Match - 1:30PM
    • Overwatch World Cup Finals - 3:45PM

North America can check out all of the action either through the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket or for free via Twitch.

How to watch the 2018 Overwatch World Cup VODs

Blizzard will regularly update the Overwatch YouTube channel with full matches that can be viewed on demand.

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