'Play of the Game 2.0' Coming to Overwatch

'Play of the Game 2.0' Coming to Overwatch

During pre-season Blizzard will begin searching for talent by inviting distinguished players to try out for regional teams.

"It's been on the books for a little while", Overwatch lead hero designer Geoff Goodman told Kotaku. "We think that's a really cool way to give a very clear path", he added.

Gamers can expect the "Overwatch" universe to get bigger as developer Blizzard Entertainment has confirmed that more downloadable content (DLC) and events are coming to the game.

The ideas in question involve using some impressive camera work to show off teamwork in-game. It's just a matter of prioritizing everything. "There's some tricky things there, like how do we handle Play of the Game intros, and how do we decide who gets credit", Goodman said.

At present, characters such as Reaper and McCree get a lot of Play of the Games due to the powerful nature of their ultimate abilities, but the kills often come about due to a second character such as Zarya or Mei holding the enemies in place.

The latest Overwatch update is now live on the public test realm, and yes, the hacker extraordinaire Sombra has finally joined the action.

Blizzard wants to take esports to the next level with the Overwatch League, a new esports organization that will be patterned after existing professional sports leagues like the NFL and National Basketball Association. Teams will have stability, players will have careers, and fans will have a new set of heroes to take them into the future of Overwatch.

Overwatch is Blizzard's commercially and critically acclaimed multiplayer first-person shooter released in May this year for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.



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