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Overwatch World Cup 2018: How to Watch The First Group Stage Event

The Overwatch World Cup 2018 is nearly upon us. With this being the third year of the event, things are bigger and more jam-packed than ever. In fact, with 24 teams to keep in an eye on, with some completely new on the block, it can be difficult to figure out even when everything is. Let’s start things off small. Here’s how to watch the Overwatch World Cup 2018 first group stage event, plus a look at the fixture schedule.

Overwatch World Cup 2018: When is the First Group Stage Event?

With the first group stage event, featuring the opening six of 24 teams, taking place in Incheon, Korea, you may need to set a few alarms.

The action begins from 8 p.m. Pacific/11 p.m. Eastern on August 16 with  an August 17 start date for the U.K. as it starts at 4 a.m. BST. Ooft.

The event as a whole runs from August 16-19/August 17-19 depending on which side of the Atlantic you’re on. The following is the list of matches and when they’re on in Pacific time.

Overwatch World Cup 2018: Full Schedule (Incheon)

  • Match 1: Russia vs. Hong Kong (August 16, 8 p.m. Pacific)
  • Match 2: South Korea vs. Chinese Taipei (August 16, 9:45 p.m. Pacific)
  • Match 3: Hong Kong vs. Finland (August 16, 11:30 p.m. Pacific)
  • Match 4: Russia vs. Japan (August 17, 1:15 a.m. Pacific)
  • Match 5: Finland vs. South Korea (August 17, 3 a.m. Pacific)
  • Match 6: Hong Kong vs. South Korea (August 17, 8 p.m. Pacific)
  • Match 7: Japan vs. Chinese Taipei (August 17, 9:45 p.m. Pacific)
  • Match 8: Russia vs. Finland (August 17, 11:30 p.m. Pacific)
  • Match 9: Chinese Taipei vs. Hong Kong (August 18, 1:15 a.m. Pacific)
  • Match 10: South Korea vs. Japan (August 18, 3 a.m. Pacific)
  • Match 11: Finland vs.  Japan (August 18, 8 p.m. Pacific)
  • Match 12: Russia  vs. Chinese Taipei (August 18, 9:45 p.m. Pacific)
  • Match 13: Japan vs. Hong Kong (August 18, 11:30 p.m. Pacific)
  • Match 14: Russia vs. South Korea (August 19, 1:15 a.m. Pacific)
  • Match 15: Chinese Taipei vs. Finland (August 19, 3 a.m. Pacific)

Overwatch World Cup 2018: How to Watch The First Group Stage Event

The best place to watch the opening round of the Overwatch World Cup 2018 is the Overwatch Twitch stream. Bookmark it now to save a mad scramble at three in the morning. Trust me.