Australia takes the win at Sydney’s Overwatch World Cup

Matt Sayer 24 July 2017 NEWS


We're one step away from making it to BlizzCon.

Sydney Overwatch fans had quite a treat this past weekend, with the second phase of the Overwatch World Cup playing out at the Star Event Centre smack bang in the middle of the city. Four of the best Aussie Overwatch players stepped up to represent our country against teams from Sweden, Portugal and Italy, shooting to make it to the playoffs for the Overwatch World Cup finals at Blizzcon later this year.

Our plucky Aussies got off to a strong start, taking down Italy 4-0 on Friday afternoon. They kept up the pace on Saturday, going 4-0 against Portugal, too. Unfortunately, Sweden proved too fierce and edged out a 3-1 victory against our Down Under heroes. All our hopes for making it to BlizzCon rested on one final bout against Japan on Sunday night, which you can watch in its entirety below:

Both teams put in a spectacular effort, but ultimately our Aussies took the win and earned their spot in November's playoffs alongside Sweden. Before that, though, there'll be another batch of national teams duking it out in Poland on 4 August, including last year's champs, South Korea. We'll have to wait and see whether it tops the excitement of Sydney's stellar showing.

Here's the full rundown of the weekend's matches:


  • Sweden drew with Portugal 2-2.
  • Australia went 4-0 against Italy.
  • Finland went 4-0 against Vietnam.
  • Japan went 3-1 against Spain.


  • Sweden went 4-0 against Italy.
  • Australia went 4-0 against Portugal.
  • Japan went 4-0 against Vietnam.
  • Spain went 4-0 against Finland.


  • Sweden went 3-1 against Australia.
  • Portugal went 4-0 against Italy.
  • Spain went 4-0 against Vietnam.
  • Finland went 2-2 against Japan.

Sydney's 2017 Overwatch World Cup qualifier is over, but you can follow Australia's region-based teams every week with Overwatch Contenders.

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