Regular seasons in 2018.
Announced at BlizzCon 2017, the Overwatch League finally has a start date of sorts. Blizzard Entertainment revealed that the eSports league will begin in Q3 2017.
Blizzard eSports director Nate Nanzer spoke in a recent interview (translation via Reddit user bartlet4us) about the same and noted that regular seasons would start in 2018.
Till then, teams will be built up and competition will be region-based with major stadiums on the cards for hosting games. Nanzer also wants professional Overwatch players to play full-time with salaries with profits coming from ticket sales, merchandise and whatnot.
Teams won’t be restricted by nationality or gender either. “We aim for diversity in sex, race, and rolls, etc. If the team wants to, they are free to have not only multi-sex team, but they are also free to have players with different nationalities. It is a region based league, but there are no boundaries in region or nationality when it comes to players.”
It also seems that in-game DLC for supporting teams will also be a thing. What are your thoughts on the Overwatch League? Let us know in the comments.