Overwatch World Cup 2016

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Overwatch World Cup 2016
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Tournament information
Sport Overwatch
Location Anaheim, California, United States
Dates November 4–5, 2016
Administrator(s) Blizzard Entertainment
Tournament
format(s)
16 team round-robin group stages
8 team single-elimination playoff
Venue(s) Anaheim Convention Center
Teams 16
Final positions
Champions South Korea
1st runner-up Russia
2nd runner-up Sweden
MVP Miro

The Overwatch World Cup 2016 was the inaugural Overwatch World Cup, an annual Overwatch eSports tournament, organized by Blizzard Entertainment, the game's developer. It was the first of the series, and took place at BlizzCon at the Anaheim Convention Center from November 4–5, 2016.[1]

Format[edit]

Teams from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, South Korea, and the United States were automatically invited to 2016 Overwatch World Cup. Teams from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru competed in the American Qualifier and chose 1 team to enter the Overwatch World Cup. Teams from Sweden, Germany, France, Austria, Baltic and Caspian Sea, Benelux, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania. Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Great Britain competed in the European Qualifier and chose 6 teams to enter the Overwatch World Cup. Teams from Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam competed in the APAC Qualifier and chose 3 teams to enter the Overwatch World Cup.[2]

Qualifiers[edit]

American[edit]

 
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Chile Chile 3
 
 
Colombia Colombia 0
 

European[edit]

 
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Germany Germany 3
 
 
Iceland Iceland 0
 
 
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Finland Finland 3
 
 
Benelux Benelux 0
 
 
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France France 3
 
 
Turkey Turkey 0
 
 
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Sweden Sweden 3
 
 
Italy Italy 0
 
 
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Russia Russia 3
 
 
Norway Norway 0
 
 
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Spain Spain 3
 
 
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Asia-Pacific[edit]