And will once again see countries go head to head this November at Blizzcon. But before that, the players and eligible countries need to be sorted out. So, from From today through the end of Competitive Season 9 (29 April AEST), Blizzard will be tracking the skill rating of each country's top 150 players. With the top 20 countries at the end moving on to compete in the 2018 Overwatch World Cup.
Progress can be tracked here
, and as of writing Australia is sitting in 15th place. The four top countries chosen to host Overwath World Cup events - South Korea, United States, Thailand, and France - automatically go through.
Australia made it through to the top eight last year, so here's hoping we can go further in 2018.