(updated 8 November 2015) The IKF had drastically changed the qualification criteria for the World Games 2017 (TWG 2017), such that a better global balance would be attained while retaining the quality of the event.
In the qualification procedure, Poland had been qualified automatically as host country, while any non-European country would qualify if it would finish in the top-11 of the IKF WKC 2015. The remaining countries would be the top European countries.
Catalonia has declined the opportunity to take part, as Catalonia is not an IOC-recognized country. As in the past, if England would qualify, they would enter the World Games representing Great Britain.
(9 November 2015). The following eight countries qualified:
1. Poland (host country)
2. China (non-European country reaching WKC top 8; 7th place)
3. Chinese Taipei (non-European country reaching WKC top 8; bronze medal)
4. Australia (non-European country finishing 11th place)
The remaining countries in the World Games 2017 will be from Europe. These include the four remaining highest finishers in this IKF WKC:
5. The Netherlands