Overwatch World Cup Group Stage Sydney: Dates, Location and Ticket Prices confirmed Overwatch World Cup Group Stage Sydney: Dates, Location and Ticket Prices confirmed
The Overwatch World Cup is returning in 2017. The country rankings have been determined -- Australia is ranked 13th in the world -- the... Overwatch World Cup Group Stage Sydney: Dates, Location and Ticket Prices confirmed

The Overwatch World Cup is returning in 2017. The country rankings have been determined — Australia is ranked 13th in the world — the schedules have been set and the groups announced. We now finally have details about the Group C and Group D Qualifiers, which will take place in Sydney, Australia.

The Star Event Centre in Sydney will play host to the qualifiers over the weekend of July 21-23, with two places at the Overwatch World Cup up for grabs, with the event to take place this November at BlizzCon.

Australia finds itself in Group C battling it out against Sweden (4th), Italy (20th), Portugal (29th). Group D features Finland (5th), Japan (12th), Spain (21st) and Vietnam (28th).

Ticket pre-sale ballot is now online, with more going on sale through Ticketek on June 20.

Tickets are priced at $60 AUD, which offers access to the full three-day tournment. The event will be livestreamed.

The group stage will see the top two teams from each group moving onto a single-elimination playoff, with the winners from each group moving onto the eight-team field at BlizzCon in November.

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Final Details

Overwatch World Cup Group Stage

  • Location: The Star Event Centre in Sydney
  • When: July 21-23
  • Tickets: Pre-sale ballot
  • Format: Each team plays group opponents once. Two top teams play each other in single-elimination. Winner goes to World Cup Finals at BlizzCon.

Group C 

  • Sweden (4th)
  • Australia (13th)
  • Italy (20th)
  • Portugal (29th)

Group D

  • Finland (5th)
  • Japan (12th)
  • Spain (21st)
  • Vietnam (28th)

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