So what is this game I’ve been hearing about so much and why should I care? Overwatch, released in May 2016 is another project by the acclaimed team at Blizzard Entertainment. Blizzard, primarily known for World of Warcraft, Diablo and Starcraft.
Blizzard have held off on any new titles for a while, but with the release of Hearthstone and Heroes of The Storm, they look to be expanding their already packed arsenal.
Now, Blizzard are known for exceptional detail in their games, each product being a mastery of its own genre, so when fans heard Blizzard were making a competitive multiplayer shooter game with all the character and charm of the Blizzard animation team, it’s fair to say there was a little more than just hype surrounding Overwatch. So that’s why you should care – now how does this game work?
- Two teams of six
- 24 pre-defined heroes
Each with their own unique moves, attributes and abilities.
Take control of Characters like Mei, who blasts her foes with icy winds, snaring enemies causing havoc for the enemy team with her high CC. Or perhaps Genji, a cybernetic ninja who can deflect projectiles and move in close quarters with his sword, careful though, he may need healing. There’s a huge range of awesome playable characters – you’ll be spoiled for choice.
Overwatch – Competitive Gaming at its Core
The most important thing to understand about Overwatch is that it's purely competitive, which is a little off-putting to begin with if you're a die hard Blizzard fan, as the company are known for their deep and immersive gameplay.
However, when actually diving inside the online multiplayer shoot-em-up, you can see how that element has really been introduced in the character and life each hero is given, which is why the game and it's characters have become so synonymous with memes and internet culture.
Each character is assigned to a specific class that has its role in the game:
Strike fast and strike hard, the objective of the game varies between 4 map types:
It's important to note these classes when thinking about team compilations as they influence the way the match is played out.
LEARNING THE GAME IS A MUST FOR BETTING
To have an understanding of Overwatch is vital, especially when live betting comes in to play, because it's this knowledge that'll help you make the switch decisions, calling the right bets for the right matches. VulkanBet has a legal license from the Malta Gaming Authority and is one of the first bookmakers to launch a live Overwatch betting site. Using their experience from UltraPlay, the team are dedicated to Overwatch betting which is a real benefit to any esports punters out there.