We’re less than six weeks away from crowing a champion at the 2018 Overwatch World Cup. And today in Paris, the final two teams—France and the United Kingdom—punched their tickets to BlizzCon, where the Top 8 teams will face off in Anaheim, California.
Those teams will join the other six teams that previously advanced out of the Group Stages:
- Incheon—Finland and South Korea
- Los Angeles—Canada and the USA
- Bangkok—Australia and China
At the conclusion of matches in Paris, the final eight teams were divided into two groups based on each team’s finish at the Group Stages: the first-place teams (China, France, South Korea, and the USA) and the second-place teams (Australia, Canada, Finland, and the United Kingdom).
The first-place teams from each group were randomly matched up against second-place teams from another group. Here are the results of the drawing process, and the official matchups that will be played on Friday, November 2:
Specific match times will be announced at a later date.
The four teams that advance out of the opening-round games will play down to two finalists competing for the championship on Saturday, November 3. The two teams that don’t reach the final will square off in a matchup to determine the third-place team.