Overwatch World Cup 2017 Competition Committees decided, live events coming to Sydney, Katowice, Shanghai, and Los Angeles

The Overwatch World Cup 2017 finals will take place at BlizzCon 2017. (Blizzard)
The Overwatch World Cup 2017 finals will take place at BlizzCon 2017. (Blizzard)

Blizzard has announced the Competition Committees for its Overwatch World Cup 2017, and revealed more details for the World Cup’s live events.

The Overwatch World Cup 2017 Competition Committee for the United States will be represented by Steven “Ster” Serge, Kyle “KyKy” Souder, and Jason Kaplan. The Committee for Canada will be represented by Liam “Mangachu” Campbell, Chris “Huk” Loranger, and Pokelawls.

Blizzard has also revealed the locations for four of its live events where the group stages will be played out this summer (or winter, if you’re in the southern hemisphere). Each group is made up of four nations who will play each other in a round-robin format to determine who the top two teams are. The top two will then advance to the single-elimination playoffs at the Overwatch World Cup finals at BlizzCon 2017.

The Group Stages will be hosted in the following locations:

  • Shanghai, China – Group A and B

  • Sydney, Australia – Group C and D

  • Katowice, Poland – Group E and F

  • Burbank, California – Group G and H

The groups are as follows (numbers represent the seeds):

Group A (Shanghai, China)
1 – China
16 – Hong Kong
17 – Norway
32 – Romania

Group B (Shanghai, China)
8 – France
9 – Denmark
24 – Thailand
25 – Argentina

Group C (Sydney, Australia)
4 – Sweden
13 – Australia
20 – Italy
29 – Portugal

Group D (Sydney, Australia)
5 – Finland
12 – Japan
21 – Spain
28 – Vietnam

Group E (Katowice, Poland)
2 – South Korea
15 – Netherlands
18 – Poland
21 – Austria

Group F (Katowice, Poland)
7 – Canada
10 – Russia
23 – Singapore
26 – Turkey

Group G (Burbank, California)
3 – United States
14 – Chinese Taipei
19 – Brazil
30 – New Zealand

Group H (Burbank, California)
6 – United Kingdom
11 – Germany
22 – Israel
27 – Belgium

More details on the events themselves, including ticket sales, will be announced closer to date.

In more Overwatch-related news, Blizzard recently announced that the game had hit the 30 million player milestone. Check out our dedicated Overwatch space for more content.