Overwatch World Cup Betting Odds and Guide
Overwatch World Cup is a competition that takes place between the ten best nations of the world at Overwatch. It’s a relatively modest event that lasts for just two days, but it still provides a lot of esports betting opportunities for those who want to bet on Overwatch. In this guide, we will take you through the basics of Overwatch World Cup and its history.
Overwatch World Cup provides numerous chances to bet on Overwatch simply because it includes a lot of matches and each of those matches contains, in turn, a lot of maps. Given that you can bet on every single map, things add up pretty quickly.
One thing that you can do ahead of the tournament is to study the individuals that make up the teams. Almost all of the players on every team come from OWL teams and as a result, you can find out everything about them. Furthermore, OWC takes place after the end of OWL, which is exactly what you want. You get to study the players at the end of the season and have all the data you need at your disposal in order to determine patterns and playstyles. So for instance, when you see that the US has three players from San Francisco Shock in its roster, you can immediately deduce that these players will probably smash most of the other teams on their own.
Overwatch World Cup started in 2016. So immediately after the launch of the game itself. It featured a total of 16 teams and offered a reasonable prize pool of $288,000. The competition lasted for an entire week, and the winner was the one and only South Korea. The Koreans were already dominating StarCraft 2 and League of Legends at the time, so when Overwatch was released, they simply set out to take it all for themselves. And that’s exactly what they managed to do for a while. These days, European and North American players are also pretty good at it, but initially, the Koreans were everywhere.
One totally bizarre thing about the 2016 edition of Overwatch World Cup is that every single participant received an identical prize, regardless of placement: $18,000. So, by the looks of things, this seems to have been almost an exhibition match designed to promote the game and nothing more.
In 2017, the tournament did not grow in size. Instead, only eight teams took part in it, and after all was said and done, South Korea won again.
In 2018, we had the exact same story. And for the third time in a row, South Korea won the title.
The 2019 edition of Overwatch World Cup no longer went as planned for the Koreans and the United States managed to steal the title from them after winning the Semifinals and then the Grand Final against China (3 – 0). In the 3rd place match, South Korea smashed the French without losing a single map.
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