'Overwatch' Latest News And Update: Official League Is In The Works, What To Expect?

By Samille Jan Abada , Updated Oct 22, 2016 09:41 PM EDT
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Blizzard has announced that an official league for "Overwatch" is already in the works. It claimed that even if it has just released for six months, the game has already a million dollar offer for tournament prize pools.

Jeff Kaplan, the Game Director of "Overwatch" said that it will just be like the e-sports aspect of "League of Legends". Despite the game's difficulties and volatility, offers for starting leagues and tournaments will not go unanswered.

The CEO of Activision Blizzard, Bobby Kotick, also mentioned the upcoming "Overwatch" league in an interview at the Vanity Fair. He said that they are making professional content and organizing teams as well as leagues. He further said that the league will have a definite number of teams in an interview reported in The Street.

There are over 280,000 viewers that were attracted during an open tournament of "Overwatch" last month. On the other hand, more than 265,000 viewers were attracted during the Group F "Counter-Strike: Go finals". That is why it is presumed that the desire for a league for "Overwatch" is there yet the structure and the funds are not clear. The teams are also said to be owned by endemic and professional sports teams just like that of "League of Legend" pro teams.

Disruptive balance shifts are also said to occur and that what makes it difficult for them to handle. In a forum on Battle Net, a question regarding whether or not the hero balance will entirely erase or dissipate other "Overwatch" heroes was answered by Kaplan.

According to a report in Kotaku, some players considered Symmetra and Torbjorn "Overwatch" heroes trolled because they are difficult to use. Kaplan's response however pointed out that all of the heroes are perfectly balanced, yet there will be balance shift due to evolving playstyles, meta-trends and strategies.

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