Overwatch 2 Joins Esports World Cup 2024 Lineup

Overwatch 2 Joins Esports World Cup 2024 Lineup

11. March 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

The highly anticipated Esports World Cup 2024 has expanded its roster of featured titles, welcoming Overwatch 2 alongside a diverse array of competitive games.

In addition to Overwatch 2, the event will showcase Rainbow Six Siege (R6), PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), PUBG Mobile, and Garena Free Fire. Here’s a closer look at the exciting additions to the Esports World Cup lineup.

Overwatch 2 Enters the Fray

The Esports World Cup Foundation has confirmed that Overwatch 2, along with other acclaimed titles, will headline the Esports World Cup 2024. Set to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia during the summer, this event promises to be a groundbreaking gathering of gaming enthusiasts from across the globe.

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Overwatch Champions Series (OWCS) and Beyond

Overwatch 2 enthusiasts can look forward to the Overwatch Champions Series (OWCS), offering a platform to qualify for the Esports World Cup. Additionally, recent events like the R6 Six Invitational 2024 have demonstrated the immense popularity of competitive gaming, with a staggering 521,323 online viewers tuning in for the grand final.

Record-Breaking Viewership

The PUBG Mobile Global Championship Season 0 witnessed an impressive peak viewership of over 3.8 million, highlighting the widespread appeal of mobile esports.

Similarly, the PUBG Global Championship 2023 Grand Finals set a concurrent viewership record on its opening day. Garena Free Fire also captivated audiences worldwide, with 5.4 million viewers tuning in to the 2021 Free Fire World Series tournament.

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Expanding the Esports World Cup Games List

With the inclusion of Overwatch 2, Rainbow Six Siege, PUBG, PUBG Mobile, and Garena Free Fire, the Esports World Cup 2024 lineup now boasts a total of 10 announced esports titles:

  • Overwatch 2
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)
  • PUBG Mobile
  • Garena Free Fire
  • Counter-Strike 2 (CS2)
  • Dota 2
  • Honor of Kings
  • Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB)
  • StarCraft 2

Celebrating FPS Games

“First-person and tactical shooters are a cornerstone of gaming and esports, played by billions internationally,” remarked Esports World Cup Foundation CEO Ralf Reichert. “We’re thrilled to bring together the best games to connect global communities and crown the first-ever Esports World Cup Club Champion.”

The announcement also unveiled customized videos and graphics representing each participating game, paying homage to their respective esports histories. Overwatch 2, for instance, features Toronto, Canada, among its iconic locations.

Locations Integral to Esports History:

  • Rainbow Six Siege: Paris, France
  • Overwatch 2: Toronto, Canada
  • Garena Free Fire: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • PUBG: Mobile: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • PUBG: Gyeongju, South Korea

With Overwatch 2’s inclusion, the Esports World Cup 2024 promises to be an unparalleled celebration of esports, uniting global gaming communities in an unforgettable event.

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