In less careful hands, Overwatch’s six-on-six battle structure could’ve been overwhelming instead of the lively, character-driven melee that it is. Chalk that up as another win for the veteran developers at Blizzard, who, as a result, created a game that fans and critics loved from the moment they were able to pick it up.
The fervor surrounding Overwatch reached a fever pitch with its emergence as an eSport; indeed, it became less a game than a cultural phenomenon at that point. And with the Overwatch League on its way, this title is officially a site of big-league aspirations. Assemble your squad, and see if you have what it takes to make it to the show.