Blizzard will make a Overwatch League
During the conference, Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit Executive director of Activision Blizzard Bobby Kotick said that the company is planning to create their own league of eSports Overwatch for professional teams.
The head of Activision Blizzard reported that the cyber competitions already bypassed American sports leagues like the NFL and NHL by the number of spectators. Therefore the company has decided not to stand aside and create Overwatch League.
Commentary from Bobby Kotick:
“You will have the Overwatch league which will have a certain number of teams. Those teams will be a combination of professional sports teams as owners and endemic sports teams as owners”
This year, Blizzard has established a Overwatch world championship. On it 16 national teams will compete in the BlizzCon 2016 festival. This tournament does not have a prize fund, but all participants will receive a small bonus and a free trip to BlizzCon. The final stage of the competition will be held in 5-6 November, in Anaheim, USA.
Third competitive season of Overwatch will start at 1 December
Blizzard Entertainment Company published information about the third season of competitive games in the Overwatch. The second season will last until November 25, 2016, and the next will begin in a week after.
Developers have already begun preparations for a third season. Test server received an update that changed the algorithm for calculating the competitive ranking. The amendments are designed to ensure that players do not receive an inflated number of points, then lost ten matches to stronger opponents. The company has not released details of the new mechanism.
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