Overwatch Pro League possibly slated for 2017 according to ActiVision Blizzard CEO
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The first ever Overwatch World Cup may already be well underway but it looks like ActiVision Blizzard is setting their sights for bigger things next year with the Overwatch Pro League.
In an interview with CNBC, ActiVision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick explains that they are working together with Pro Teams, such as the ones owned by Professional and Endemic Sports organizations for the upcoming Overwatch League, examples of such teams would possibly include Team Dignitas and Apex Gaming, who both are now under the wing of NBA Franchise Philadelphia 76ers.
“What we’re doing is creating professional content. So we’re organizing around teams and leagues. You will have the Overwatch League which will have a certain number of teams. Those teams will be a combination of professional sports teams as owners and endemic sports teams as owners”
– Bobby Kotick, ActiVision Blizzard CEO.
Kotick also adds that people should expect a rise in professional leagues, complete with in-person spectating and arena events for Overwatch as ActiVision Blizzard works their way up the Esports ladder. Overwatch is Blizzard Entertainment’s newest FPS MMO title which easily became a huge hit, now running with a 20-million strong userbase just months after its initial release back in May 2016.