CD Keys Esports: Overwatch Reaches 15 Million Players
Activision-Blizzard confirmed that Overwatch has gone past 15 million players across platforms, “including box and digital sales, internet game room players, and multi-user console households.” This news comes from the latest report on Activision’s second quarter earnings found here.
Overwatch has the biggest online community in the history of the company, surpassing that of even World of Warcraft and Hearthstone, though it certainly would not have the same level of success if it weren’t for the already established fan base of said games.
CD Keys Esports: The Overwatch Monster
It has been monstrously popular in the gaming world since even before its launch and Overwatch doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon. Within its 3 month infancy, there are already 2 independent major tournaments, the Overwatch Atlantic Showdown run by ESL and the Overwatch Open which is run by ELEAGUE, both with a grand prize of $100k and $300k respectively. A game this young with events that profitable is an immediate sign that this game is just going to keep going. The third major tournament for Overwatch is going to be held at Blizzcon where applications are still ongoing and no announcement has been made as to what the prize will be.
What makes this even more awesome is the fact that these are happening only in the NA and EU scene, still excluding the Overwatch community in Asia. There has been activity all over in Asia, but none are as prolific as the NA and EU scene. This will undoubtedly grow much more rapidly once the NA, EU, and Asia scenes get to interact more with one another.
Now, Blizzard is celebrating the Smmer Olympics with an event in Overwatch with exclusive in-game cosmetic items via cash shop which has generally been well received by the player base. The only way that Overwatch could ever fail is if Blizzard screws up some way. Let’s hope that never happens. That’s it for this edition for CD Keys Esports!