Overwatch Designed With eSports in Mind, Says Blizzard

Blizzard has said Overwatch was always designed with eSports in mind, and certain features in the game were specifically designed to accommodate this.

“With all of our games now we think about viewability, and we think about what is going to be necessary from a development perspective to make sure we’re ready if a game does take off as an esport,” said Blizzard co-founder and president, Mike Morhaime, in DICE’s panel discussion.

“If you described Overwatch as a sport, it’s essentially 12 players on the field all doing something important at the same time,” added Overwatch League commissioner Nate Nazer. So how do you show that to a viewer?”

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