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Overwatch's spectatorship is being worked on by Blizzard

First up are coloured outlines.

  • Text: Sam Bishop
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Overwatch esports is at an exciting point right now, as although there are many teams dropping their rosters, the ambitious Overwatch League is due to start in a few months, meaning way more action for fans to watch. As user Nagrom said on the Overwatch forums, though, there are still some viewership issues for spectators, though, especially with the casual audience that Blizzard may want to attract with this league. We'll let them explain in their own words:

"I have been watching the pro scene since this game launched. The only real gripe I have had with the spectating is trying to follow which team is blue and which is red. If Blizzard is trying to get casual fans to sit and watch a match that constantly switches what color team they may be rooting for, it will be confusing and frustrating. Maybe just having the home team be red and away blue would be a better experience than the current system."

This caught the eye of game director Jeff Kaplan, who actually responded to the post, saying: "We're working on a better team coloring system right now. We've put significant efforts against this issue. We agree, it's a top issue and there are a lot of areas for improvement. Our results and progress has been really good and I have faith the team will deliver something that raises the quality of the experience significantly."

Do you thinking the coloured outlines are the biggest things to change right now though?

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