At this year’s Gamescom Ubisoft announced the Just Dance World Cup 2016, the third edition of their annual eSports dancing game competition, which will begin on October 25th when Just Dance 2017 is released. You can watch the announcement trailer above and read more info about it in the following press release along with even more details taken from the official Just Dance World Cup website:



COLOGNE, GERMANY – August 17, 2016 – Today, during gamescom, Ubisoft® along with the ESWC (eSports World Convention), the pioneering and leading international eSports event, announced the third annual Just Dance® World Cup. The competition is open to all Just Dance players worldwide and will kick off with the release of Just Dance® 2017 on October 25 when it comes to all motion-control gaming platforms, including Wii U™, Wii™, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC*.

Since its inception, the Just Dance World Cup has proven to be a huge success. As the first casual video game to enter the ESWC line up, Just Dance paved the path for diverse game genres and casual gamers to enter the eSports space. Last year’s Just Dance World Cup gathered thousands of players and dancers all over the world, with more than 3,500 dancers participating and 100,000 live spectators.

The four-month qualification period for this year’s competition will start with a live event at the Brasil Game Show 2016 on September 3 and will run via in-person events and online competition until January 8, 2017. From the Qualifiers, 17 players will be flown to Paris for the Finals that will take place February 17–19, 2017. They will face off against each other and Diegho San, the World Champion of the 2014 and 2015 edition of the Just Dance World Cup, who will be back to defend his title.

There are two ways to qualify:

During one of the three live events where qualifications will be opened to all residents of the country hosting the competition. One player will qualify from each event at the game shows below:

São Paulo, Brazil – Brasil Game Show, September 3–5
Paris, France – Paris Games Week, October 27–28
Oberhausen, Germany – TubeCon 2016, November 20
In Just Dance 2017 on the World Dance Floor, the online multiplayer mode of Just Dance 2017, from November 6 to January 8, 2017. The 13 top-scoring players, with one finalist per country, will be selected. All Just Dance 2017 players will have 10 chances to place at the top of their country’s leaderboards.

To get the latest news on the Just Dance World Cup and the list of countries eligible to participate, please visit

For the latest information on Just Dance 2017, the Just Dance Controller app, or Just Dance Unlimited, please visit Follow Just Dance on Twitter @JustDanceGame and use hashtag #JustDance2017.

*Just Dance 2017 will also be coming to Nintendo NX in 2017.




Just Dance World Cup is back in 2016

This competition has always been a special moment for all our Just Dancers. Your passion and involvement in this event during previous competitions has made us proud and we are glad to announce the third edition of the Just Dance World Cup.

This year, the competition will be based on the latest installment, Just Dance 2017.

Everyone can participate and compete with Just Dancers from all around the world and have a chance to earn their spot in the Grand Final.

«The JDWC is the opportunity for everyone, regardless of where you come from, to come here to compete and that’s awesome. It brings people from all around the globe, only connected through JDWC and it allows the Just Dance Family to grow even bigger. » Diegho San, Just Dance 2014 & 2015 world champion.

To be part of the experience, there will be 2 ways to qualify during the four-month qualification period:

  • In Just Dance 2017 on the World Dancefloor (only on PS4, Xbox One & Wii U). To join the online qualifications you will only need your Uplay account and be at least 13 years old. Just Dancers from all around the world will be able to dance every Sunday from November 6th 2016 to January 8th 2017. Each session will propose 12 pre-set maps. The champion with the highest score from all sessions in each eligible territory* will earn their spot in the Grand Final in Paris. All winners will be announced in January 2017. You will have 10 chances to get the best score, so train hard!

Session #1: Sunday November 6th / Paris Time 2am (Monday Nov 7th) / Sydney Time from 9am to 10am (Monday Nov 7th)
Session #2: Sunday November 13th / Paris Time 7pm / Sydney Time from 2am to 3am (Monday Nov 14th)
Session #3: Sunday November 20th / Paris Time 2am (Monday Nov 21st) / Sydney Time from 9am to 10am (Monday Nov 21st)
Session #4: Sunday November 27th / Paris Time 7pm / Sydney Time from 2am to 3am (Monday Nov 28th)
Session #5: Sunday December 4th / Paris Time 2am (Monday Dec 5th) / Sydney Time from 9am to 10am (Monday Dec 5th)
Session #6: Sunday December 11th / Paris Time 7pm / Sydney Time from 2am to 3am (Monday Dec 12th)
Session #7: Sunday December 18th / Paris Time 2am (Monday Dec 19th) / Sydney Time from 9am to 10am (Monday Dec 19th)
Session #8: Sunday December 25th / Paris Time 7pm / Sydney Time from 2am to 3am (Monday Dec 26th)
Session #9: Sunday January 1st 2017 / Paris Time 2am (Monday Jan 2nd) / Sydney Time from 9am to 10am (Monday Jan 2nd)
Session #10: Sunday January 8th 2017 / Paris Time 7pm / Sydney Time from 2am to 3am (Monday Jan 9th)

  • You can also qualify during the below Ubisoft events (to be announced soon)
    – Brasil Game Show, September 3rd to 5th
    – Paris Games Week / ESWC, October 29th & 30th
    – Tubecon at Oberhausen, Germany. November 20th

17 champions will be invited to participate in the Just Dance World Cup Grand Final in Paris in 2017 and try to take Diegho San’s crown.

During the Grand Final, game scores and also a jury’s assessment of the dancer’s style will determine who deserves the title most. More information regarding the final to be announced soon.

Just Dancer, time to train hard and get ready to be part of this adventure and step into the spotlight!

Let’s Dance, Just Dancers! #JustDance2017 #JustDanceWorld

*Online Qualifier – 13 champions will be selected from the following countries

  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Australia
  • Rest of America
  • Rest of Europe
  • Rest of Asia



Are you a Just Dance fan who is planning to enter the Just Dance World Cup? Have you participated in previous years and if so how well did you do? Let us know in the comments below or in our Kinect Games Forum (Xbox 360) or Kinect 2 Games Forum (Xbox One).




Source: Just Dance UK YouTube Channel, Just Dance World Cup official website