Overwatch World Cup live stream: How to watch BlizzCon live or online

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    BlizzCon heats up big time this weekend. (Photo by Gennadiy Gulyaev/Kommersant via Getty Images)

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    The Overwatch World Cup is set to take place at the Anaheim Convention Centre in California on Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5 (AEDT). This is The Roar’s ultimate guide to catching the eSports action live.

    Following an identical format to the FIFA World Cup, the Overwatch World Cup saw 32 nations split into eight groups of four. Four qualifier events were played throughout the year – in Shanghai, Sydney, Katowice and Santa Monica – where two groups played their group matches.

    The top team from each group then played the runner-up in the adjacent group to reach the quarterfinals.

    All of the group winners progressed through the round of 16 except for Japan, who were upset by Australia, to leave us with eight nations vying for glory at BlizzCon.

    Overwatch World Cup Finals Schedule

    All times AEDT

    Match Time Country 1 Country 2
    Quarterfinal 1 Sat. Nov 4, 6:15am United Kingdom Sweden
    Quarterfinal 2 Sat. Nov 4, 8:00am Canada Australia
    Quarterfinal 3 Sat. Nov 4, 9:15am China France
    Quarterfinal 4 Sat. Nov 4, 10:45am South Korea USA
    Semifinal 1 Sat. Nov 4, 12:15pm TBD TBD
    Semifinal 2 Sat. Nov 4, 1:45pm TBD TBD
    Bronze Medal Match Sun. Nov 5, 4:00am TBD TBD
    Final Sun. Nov 5, 6:00am TBD TBD

    All start times are approximate and subject to change

    How to watch on tv

    Unfortunately, no Australia broadcasters have elected to provide a broadcast of the Overwatch World Cup.

    Channel Seven did show part of Australia’s group stage meeting with Sweden on their gaming program ScreenPLAY in August, but will not be covering the finals.

    How to stream online

    All eSports events taking place over the weekend, including the Overwatch World Cup, StarCraft II World Championships, World of Warcraft Arena World Championship, Heroes of the Storm Global Championship and Hearthstone Inn-vitational, are available to view for free on the BlizzCon website or Blizzard’s twitch channel

    A BlizzCon virtual ticket will however give audiences an “enhanced eSports viewing experience”.

    The virtual ticket also gives you streaming access to all announcements, developer interviews and panels, while you’ll also receive exclusive bonus items in every and any Blizzard title you own.

    A virtual ticket costs $49.95 (AUD).

    Overwatch World Cup Shanghai Qualifier Stage

    Who will reign supreme at the 2017 Overwatch World Cup? (Image: Blizzard Entertainment)

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