Gamereactor UK. Watch the latest video game trailers, and interviews from the biggest gaming conventions in the world. Gamereactor uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best browsing experience on our website. If you continue, we'll assume that you are happy with our cookies policy

Overwatch 2

Here are the Overwatch World Cup's 36 teams

And we're told a little more about the format.

Subscribe to our newsletter here!

* Required field

Blizzard has had a slow January when it comes to new information and news about Overwatch 2's esports. We're still waiting to hear about when the Overwatch League will return, and there were a lot of questions surrounding the Overwatch World Cup - although this has all changed now.

Because the Californian developer has announced an array of details relating to the World Cup, including the 36 attending teams, and some titbits about its format.

We're told in a new blog post that the World Cup will consist of three conferences, each of which will feature two separate groups of six teams. These groups have been selected based on player population data. As for how the actual play will work, each country will host three World Cup Trials weekends throughout February, which will help team committee members select the top seven players for their roster.

After this and in June, all 36 teams (including four additional ones coming from a wild card challenge that we're told further details will be shared about at a later date, and China who is getting a direct invite to the next stage due to the Blizzard problems in the country) will be fighting for one of 16 spots in the LAN finals.

As for what the groups look like, these teams will be competing in the online qualifiers for spots in the LAN finals.

America A:

  • Canada

  • Costa Rica

  • Guatemala

  • Mexico

  • Puerto Rico

  • United States

America B:

  • Argentina

  • Brazil

  • Chile

  • Colombia

  • Ecuador

  • Peru


  • Belgium

  • France

  • Great Britain

  • Italy

  • Netherlands

  • Spain


  • Germany

  • Norway

  • Poland

  • Saudi Arabia

  • Sweden

  • Turkey


  • Chinese Taipei

  • Hong Kong

  • Indonesia

  • Japan

  • Philippines

  • South Korea


  • Australia

  • India

  • Malaysia

  • New Zealand

  • Singapore

  • Thailand

Each of the A divisions will feature three LAN spots, whereas the B divisions will have two spots to fight over. This will leave that one extra spot for the directly invited Chinese team.

As for the wildcard challenge, this will be explained in further depth on February 1.

Overwatch 2

Related texts

Overwatch 2Score

Overwatch 2

REVIEW. Written by Ben Lyons

Blizzard's shooter sequel is here, but how does it stack up as a follow-up to one of the last decade's best games?

Loading next content