5 games that could become eSports in 2016



Out of all the games on our list, Overwatch is most likely to become a successful eSport. Developed by Blizzard, Overwatch is the companies first FPS and it is already getting a ton of attention.

Rather than a traditional FPS like Call of DutyOverwatch is all about team-based combat. Player get to choose from 21 heroes so far, and each player has a specific role to fill. Winning is all about creating a balanced team to control objectives. No doubt Blizzard took inspiration from Team Fortress 2

In an interview with PC Gamer, Game Director Jeff Kaplan explains the team's approach to Overwatch, and why it will most likely become the next big eSport.

"When we announced the game we focused on letting everyone know that approachability was first and foremost what we cared about, we wanted to make a game that was very welcoming to as many people as possible and not sacrifice that approachability by forcing a competitive eSport environment on the game as a whole."

So it is not so much of a question if Overwatch will become an eSport, but rather how big of an eSport will it become. 

Published Mar. 27th 2016

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