The return of the Overwatch World Cup was announced late in 2022 and fans could not be more excited to see their team represented in the worldwide tournament. On Tuesday January 24, the Overwatch team announced more updates for the Overwatch World Cup, including the 36 teams that are invited to participate. In addition to the 36 teams there will be four wildcard teams that have a chance to enter the fray. Details for the wildcard teams will be revealed later in February.
[Related: Overwatch 2 Patch Notes: January 24]
Teams will begin their trials in February, with more tryouts slated for March to ultimately decided on a seven-player roster sometime in April. For the time being, teams will focus on the creation of their Competition Committees.
Below are all the teams that have been invited and will be able to play in the group stages without needing to battle for the wildcard spots. The entire announcement can be found here.
Americas Conference (AMER)
|AMER A||AMER B|
Europe and Middle East Conference (EMEC)
|EMEC A||EMEC B|
Asia-Pacific Conference (APAC):
|APAC A||APAC B|
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