From StarCraft to World of Warcraft, Blizzard has a long and storied history in esports, but with the success of Overwatch it is now making its biggest bet on competitive gaming ever. Overwatch League represents its vision for a future where everyone can enjoy competitive gaming, whether you're a fan of the game or not. Taking inspiration from traditional sports, Overwatch League is placing a heavy focus on the live experience, connecting teams to cities to build passionate fans, and inviting a broader audience by making it all approachable to watch and understand.
Building Overwatch League is a five-part series that takes an in-depth look at Blizzard's ambition, exploring the core pillars holding it up. In this episode, we talk to Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan and Overwatch League commissioner Nate Nanzer, among others, to talk about what esports offers and why it could matter to everyone.