Overwatch World Cup Trials - Australia

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Start Date:

February 16th 2023

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Welcome to the Overwatch World Cup Trials for Australia!

Tournament Information:
Leading Oceanic esports provider LetsPlay.Live (LPL) have announced their partnership with Blizzard Entertainment Inc. to produce, administrate and broadcast the official Overwatch World Cup Trials for New Zealand, Australia and Singapore.

After a three-year hiatus, the global competition returns for its fifth iteration in 2023. Overwatch World Cup Trials mark the beginning of LetsPlay.Live’s partnership with Blizzard, bringing opportunities for players across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore to enter the world of competitive Overwatch.

Australia, New Zealand and Singapore’s World Cup Trials will be played online across two weekends (17 - 19 February and 24 - 25 February), capped at 512 teams per region. The Grand Finals for Australia, New Zealand and Singapore will be played and broadcast live on Monday 27 February, where the two best teams from each nation will compete for a shot at tryouts for their respective country’s team, $2000 USD, and the chance to represent their nation at the 2023 Overwatch World Cup.

All players are highly encouraged to read through our terms and ruleset, and ensure they will be able to commit to the scheduling & broadcast requirements should players qualify to the Grand Finals.

Winners Earn
  • Team Tryout Spot
  • $2000USD
  • Participants who complete all their tournament matches will also earn exclusive in-game cosmetics coming in Season 5. Please ensure your LPL account is associated with the same email as your Battle.net account. If you need to change the email for your LPL account, please change your email here.

More Information

Sign up for your country’s Open Qualifier now! Head here to sign up.

Registrations close Wednesday 15 February 12PM NZDT / 10AM AEDT.

The Tournament will follow a double elimination bracket structure. Each Tournament match (each, a “Match”) prior to a Tournament’s final Match will be conducted in a “first-to-two” map wins format, while final Match of the Tournament will be conducted in a “first-to-three” map wins format. If a map ends with a draw, neither Team will be awarded a map win and map selection will belong to the Team which selected the tied map.

You can find the rules here (as of 7 February).

Broadcast Information:
For the Grand Finals, LPL will be delivering a broadcast covering the Grand Finals on the LPL_Play Twitch channel starting on Monday 27 February 6PM AEDT with the Australia Grand Finals starting approximately 7PM AEDT! For updates on our Twitch channels - check out the LPL Twitter pages!

Key Dates & Broadcast Dates:
Registration close - Wednesday 15 February 12PM NZDT / 10AM AEDT
Bracket generated - Thursday 16 February 12PM NZDT / 10AM AEDT

Open Qualifiers Day 1 - Friday 17 February 6:30PM AEDT
Open Qualifiers Day 2 - Saturday 18 February 1PM AEDT
Open Qualifiers Day 3 - Sunday 19 February 1PM AEDT
Open Qualifiers Day 4 - Friday 24 February 6:30PM AEDT
Open Qualifiers Day 5 - Saturday 25 February 1PM AEDT
Australia Grand Finals (broadcast) - Monday 27 February 7PM AEDT

Community Caster & Game Admin Applications:
Want to join a talented team of Community Casters to get more practice under your belt? Join the Community Caster program by applying here.. If you want to join the talent Game Admin team, you can apply here.

Want to know more about LPL? Got a question about LPL Esports? Click here for our FAQ!

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On behalf of the entire LPL Admin Team, we would like to wish everyone competing the best of luck! For any questions, please do not hesitate to ask by either posting in the forums or contacting an admin via Support Ticket. Alternatively, you can join the LPL Community Discord.

Many Thanks,
LPL Admin Team

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