Here’s everything to know about Overwatch 2 at Esports World Cup 2024.

Esports World Cup 2024 will feature a bunch of games this summer. One of these games will be Overwatch 2. Read on for the Esports World Cup Overwatch 2 schedule, format, teams, players, and prize pool.

Esports World Cup 2024 will take place in Riyadh (Image via Esports World Cup)
Esports World Cup 2024 will take place in Riyadh (Image via Esports World Cup)

Esports World Cup Overwatch 2 schedule

The Overwatch 2 matches will happen between July 24 and July 28. At stake will be a $1,000,000 USD prize pool.

Overwatch 2 Esports World Cup format

Stage
Details
Match Type
Advancement Criteria
Group Stage4 double round-robin groupsFt3Top 3 teams from each group advance to Playoffs. Top team from each group receives a first round bye.
PlayoffsSingle-elimination bracketFt3N/A

The Overwatch 2 tournament will kick off with four double round-robin groups. All of the Group Stage matches will be first-to-three (Ft3) ones. Only three teams from each group will head to the Playoffs Stage. Additionally, the top team from each group will receive a first round bye. Next, the 2024 Esports World Cup Overwatch 2 Playoffs Stage will happen under a single-elimination format. All of the matches will be Ft3 again.

Team Crazy Raccoon advanced to the Esports World Cup through OWCS Asia Stage 1 (Image via crazyraccoon406 on X)
Team Crazy Raccoon advanced to the Esports World Cup through OWCS Asia Stage 1 (Image via crazyraccoon406 on X)

Esports World Cup Overwatch 2 teams

Esports World Cup 2024 will enter a total of 16 teams into the fray. Some of these teams will be Crazy Raccoon, Team Falcons, From The Gamer, YERI, and Once Again. More teams will be added as they qualify through different events such as the Overwatch Champions Series (OWCS) circuit.

Confirmed qualified teams and players

Qualification
Team
Players
Role
OWCS Asia Stage 1Crazy RaccoonLIPDPS
HeeSangDPS
JunbinTank
MAXTank
CH0R0NGSupport
ShuSupport
OWCS Asia Stage 1Team FalconsProperDPS
Stalk3rDPS
smurfTank
HanbinTank
ChiYoSupport
FielderSupport
SirMajedSupport
OWCS Asia Stage 1From The GamerFloraDPS
AlphaYiDPS
BERNARTank
Viol2tSupport
FiNNSupport
OWCS Asia Stage 1YETIKNIFEDPS
ViperDPS
D0NGHAKTank
BlissSupport
ironySupport
China InviteOnce AgainshyDPS
LeaveDPS
guxueTank
LengsaSupport
MmonkSupport

Prize pool distribution

Here is the Overwatch 2 Esports World Cup prize pool breakdown, which totals $1,000,000 USD. There will also be an extra $50,000 USD for the MVP of the tournament.

Placement
Prizing (USD)
1st$400,000
2nd$160,000
3rd$80,000
4th$80,000
5th$40,000
6th$40,000
7th$40,000
8th$40,000
9th$20,000
10th$20,000
11th$20,000
12th$20,000
13th$10,000
14th$10,000
15th$10,000
16th$10,000

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