Activision Blizzard intends to take advantage of the commercial prospects of the global esports market. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, on Friday its leadership announced the creation of the Overwatch League, which will unite fans of the popular game "Overwatch".
The first meeting of the league's promising founders will take place at the BlizzCon festival in California, which attracts about 25,000 video game fans. At the time of this writing, no broadcast contracts for the new league have been signed yet.
Note that "Overwatch" was the first multiplayer first person shooter in the history of Activision Blizzard. It premiered in May 2016. In a short time, he gained popularity all over the world, having managed to overtake other e-sports disciplines. For example, in South Korea, Overwatch is already being played more than League of Legends.
The game is available to users on the flagship consoles PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. According to the plot, during the global confrontation between people and machines, the world needed another team of heroes to protect human civilization. However, after the end of the war, the Overwatch team did not retire, but were forced to engage in a battle with crime.
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