Overwatch is the new King in the Internet cafes of South Korea. According to Gametrics, which publishes these data from what was observed in a sample of 4,000 local, 29.56% of players that have been lately there have done so to play FPS’s Blizzard. League of Legends, who stays close at 28.33%, thus loses a throne that had been seated 46 months–from August 2012.
I guess it was more or less than expected and is more than clear to where it leads this success: petal very strong in the field of the e-sports has always been a goal clear for Overwatch. And goes as planned in Korea of the South, country pioneer and undisputed power in all that, the plan is a good start. Not so many years ago we began to read about the fever that was there with Starcraft, another Blizzard, with games that are broadcast on television and players comparing to pop stars; then it seemed something very far away, but the past weekend had 30,000 attendees at the Gamergy of Madrid and other 320,000 users following tournaments in the streaming of the LVP.
To finish off the move, that Yes, lack the update that will add competitive game mode. In PC are already testing it with the beta and it seems that the intent of the developer is still to have it ready for this month… that two days remaining.
Returning a moment to Internet cafes or PC bang Seoul, I wonder to what extent should bear in mind if we want to analyze the numbers of Overwatch. A couple of weeks, Blizzard is they congratulated for coming «ten million activated agents». We know, because the same tricks, are always used with communication in video games there is a reason to talk about players and not sales.
Hobbies mine, in any case: it is clear that this is a melocotonazo you look at how you look at it.