As competitive eSports became more established worldwide in the early 2010s, Blizzard Entertainment (famous for the Warcraft and Diablo franchises) created a new IP specifically designed for the new market.
Overwatch was created as a fusion of classic FPS and MOBA game systems, combining a disparate mix of characters broadly separated into four battlefield roles. Teams of six heroes battle together in capture, deathmatch, escort and assault missions along with a variety of seasonal challenges. Building on its early success, Overwatch is one of Blizzard's fastest-growing franchises and is quickly asserting itself on the global competitive eSports scene.
Overwatch was designed specifically as a competitive game that fans from all over the world could enjoy. Playable heroes represent different nations across the world and the game even features an eSports pro as a character in-game. As the competitive circuit grows stronger and as the game takes centre stage at events such as BlizzCon, Overwatch is rapidly growing into a worldwide sensation.
After early success with the Overwatch World Cup and regional leagues, Blizzard announced the creation of the Overwatch League (OWL) in 2017. Twelve city-based franchises will form the first roster of teams in what is set to become the world's richest eSports competition, with fans and players from all across the world joining in to support their team. For Overwatch players, the advent of the OWL represents a huge opportunity for success.
Overwatch is the world's fastest-growing eSport and offers enormous potential for players, teams and sponsors alike. With the new Overwatch League starting in 2017 the exposure available has never been higher. If you are an Overwatch pro seeking representation or are looking to grow a career within the game, please call us or fill in the form below to get started today.