If you were to ask anyone following the eSports realm what the hottest piece of news was in the last couple of months, their answer would surely highlight Overwatch and it's competitive development. While a lot of people are doubting it's overall integrity, Overwatch's meteoric rise cannot be understated.
There are still question in the air however, and with good reason. Will it live up to the hype? Will we finally see the next big thing?
Blizzard has a very strong marketing push and they’re giving it their all. Big organizations came in and invested incredible amounts of money in the scene and many eyes are set to see if it pays off or crumbles under the pressure.
Prior to the Overwatch League, you could watch competitive Overwatch on a lot of different tournaments that were played around the world. APAC Premier, APEX and Overwatch Contenders showcased the best Overwatch teams had to offer around the world.
This is the first time you will be able to see the absolute best Overwatch players duke it out on a weekly basis.
There are still a lot of question regarding the Overwatch League due to it’s infancy. However from a betting standpoint, things cannot get any clearer.
Let’s focus on the main benefits of betting on Overwatch.
All signs are pointing towards a very bright future regarding Overwatch betting.
If you’ve never watched competitive Overwatch, you might ask - is this just a “spur of the moment” kind of thing? Will this last? Is it worth getting to know these teams, players and the game inside and out in order to maximize earnings?
Overwatch’s longevity is often thought as a big question mark. The game itself is not free-to-play and that could have a big impact on it’s long term viability. That said, the existing userbase is not one to scoff at. With over 35 milion paying players, the game is in a very healthy state. The Overwatch team is very proactive and they take community feedback very seriously. We’ve seen the positive long-term effect that frequent updates and patches have on the game (League of Legends in particular), and Overwatch seems to be no different. Existing hero changes, new maps and heroes, strategies and the ever-evolving meta keep the game healthy and fresh to old and new viewers alike.
The Overwatch team isn’t stopping there either. They’re working constantly on improving the game, the client as well as the complete viewing package. They’re updating the spectating mode while also differentiating teams and heroes visually. Overwatch isn’t an easy game to follow when you’re playing it, let alone watching from multiple points-of-view but through these changes things get a lot easier on the eye.
With such a proactive approach to the game from it’s developer, you can expect Overwatch to be present on the scene for quite some time. Blizzard knows that this has a ton of potential, and if they play their cards right - and there is no reason that they shouldn’t, Overwatch will slowly develop into a household name much like League of Legends, DOTA and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
You can expect a lot more information regarding the teams competing and odds for every match when we get closer to the start date - January 10th! However if you cannot wait for some high-quality Overwatch action, you will get the chance to watch all 12 teams clash in exhibition matches starting December 6th!