Can Overwatch Be the Next Big Esport?

Overwatch has hit the ground running in terms of global popularity. But is it enough draw for it to become the next big esport?

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Orejillz1803d ago

This brings up some really good points about the hurdles the game faces. But if anyone can make it happen, I think Blizzard can.

skcej1803d ago

If anyone can break into esports it's Overwatch and Blizzard. I don't know if it's possible though with League and Dota dominating now though

FlameBaitGod1801d ago

You should try comparing it to another fps... like CS:GO

Number-Nine1801d ago

Have to come up with a better term than esports. It's not even a sport.

FlameBaitGod1801d ago (Edited 1801d ago )

Let me make it easy for you to understand the definition of sport

Definition of sport

"an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment."

Now the definition of exertion

"physical or mental effort"

They are doing a mental effort and some physical so it is indeed a sport, stop trying to feel better about your self or superior to others, just because you don't see it as a sport doesn't mean it isn't. If you want to change the meaning of "sport" to fit your needs than you have a lot of work ahead of you, best of luck tho!.

Number-Nine1801d ago

Firstly- It's defined as physical exertion not mental exertion. Let's be honest. There is no physical exertion when playing video games.

Secondly- "stop trying to feel better about your self or superior to others". Lol what? Don't get so defensive.

Again let's be honest. Gaming isn't a sport, even if you want to get reallllllllllllly technical. You don't sit at home and think to yourself "I'm going to chill with my friends and play a sport. Maybe some call of duty!"

Do you consider a Spelling Bee a sport? If you do you're lying.

Gaming at its highest level is nothing more than a competitive competition.

FlameBaitGod1801d ago (Edited 1801d ago )

If chess is a sport I'm pretty sure this falls as one lol

Lets see you get out of this one :D, or does your views hold more weight than International Olympic Comittee? GG WP
Checkmate ?