Blizzard's newest title "Overwatch" is synonymous to success. Its dramatic increase in players is just one of the many evidences to that. And now, an eSports organization is said to broadcast a tournament about the game with $300,000 being the total prize pool. Moreover, the game is getting its very own graphic novel and is scheduled for a release next year.
According to PCMag, an up-and-coming eSports organization called Eleague is set to produce an "Overwatch" tournament. Hailing from Turner Broadcasting, the group will partner with FaceIt. The prize figure is looking to be around $300,000, something that could certainly attract lots of players.
Moreover, "Overwatch" players who tend to join the said tournament could get a good amount of exposure. In fact, they can also acquire a number of opportunities such as sponsorship. Eleague is set to broadcast the Grand Finals of the tournament on TBS as well as on Twitch.
The top "Overwatch" teams will undergo a series of playoffs, happening from August 26 to August 28. Only eight teams will be advancing to the Grand Finals on September 30. A cash prize of $100,000 awaits them.
Meanwhile, new stuff is also coming to "Overwatch" in the near future. Blizzard's latest entry is said to acquire its very own graphic novel sometime next year. Indeed, this is something that fans have already foreseen in the past. After all, knowing the game's lore is an interesting feat to have.
Gizmodo reports that the "Overwatch" graphic novel (still untitled) will revolve around the history of the game's universe straight from Dark Horse. It is currently written by Andrew Robenson, Blizzard's very own writer. As for the art stuff, "Adventures of Supergirl's" Bengal will take responsibility.
With "Overwatch" arriving to physical comics next year, it will surely boost the popularity of the game. And, in one way or another, an animated series of it might soon be a reality.