Overwatch

Overwatch


Release Date:
2016
Prize Money Awarded:
$1,946,927.91 From 270 Tournaments
Recorded Date Range:
2015-11-14 to

Overwatch is a squad-based first-person shooter developed by Blizzard Entertainment. Players choose one of several hero characters, each with their own unique abilities and role classes. The game's overall design encourages players to switch between characters during a match. While the game focuses on team-based shooter gameplay, it was designed to have a "front" to the interaction rather than a deathmatch with a circular-flow, giving players a sense of where attackers or defenders are coming from.

Many of the best Overwatch players transitioned over from other competitive scenes such as Quake Live, Team Fortress 2 and Battlefield 4. Several Overwatch tournaments have already occurred before the game's official release, awarding over $30,000 during the beta.

At the 2016 eSports Industry Awards, Overwatch was named "New eSports Game of the Year".

Top Players


 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Game)
1.Finland TaimouTimo Kettunen$37,545.57
2.Sweden chipshajenSebastian Widlund$36,354.11
3.Sweden coccoChristian Jonsson$36,354.11
4.Spain HarryHookJonathan Rua$36,354.11
5.Germany INTERNETHULKDennis Hawelka$36,354.11
6.Sweden TviQKevyn Lindström$30,122.23
7.France KnOxXxJean-Louis Boyer$29,808.99
8.United States TalespinRonnie DuPree$29,222.48
9.Sweden ZebbosaiSebastian Olsson$28,656.95
10.France aKmDylan Bignet$27,012.68
11.France unKOEBenjamin Chevasson$27,012.68
12.France winzMichaël Bignet$27,012.68
13.France SoOnTerence Tarlier$26,354.82
14.Sweden ReinforceJonathan Larsson$26,199.34
15.Sweden NevixAndreas Karlsson$25,656.95
16.Thailand MickiePongphop Rattanasangchod$23,611.95
17.France KrywJonathan Nobre$22,842.94
18.France HidanMikaël Da Silva$22,794.38
19.Sweden rybRuben Ljungdahl$20,888.90
20.United States AdamAdam Eckel$15,724.90
21.Canada SurefourLane Roberts$15,724.90
22.Korea, Republic of ArHaNJeong, Won Hyoup$13,671.96
23.Germany skipjackNicholas Rosada$12,728.15
24.United States KyKyKyle Souder$12,724.90
25.United States SeagullBrandon Larned$12,427.07


Online/LAN Breakdown


LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$347,663.8617.86%
Offline/LAN$1,599,264.0582.14%

Comparisons


» StarCraft II-$19,848,639.40
» Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft-$5,330,613.49
» Heroes of the Storm-$5,135,978.74
» Team Fortress 2+$1,611,415.84
» Battlefield 4+$1,716,630.06

Top Countries


 Country NamePrize Money
1.China China$273,864.60
2.United States United States$262,236.52
3.Korea, Republic of Korea, Republic of$249,613.30
4.Sweden Sweden$245,881.34
5.France France$206,249.46
6.Finland Finland$94,679.11
7.Taiwan, Republic of China Taiwan, Republic of China$88,323.42
8.Germany Germany$68,732.06
9.Spain Spain$66,600.64
10.Canada Canada$54,388.37

Other Notable Players

The following players may not have necessarily competed in this game, but have contributed to the competitive scene in other ways.

United States DyrusMarcus HillAnalyst
Canada HuKChris LorangerCommentator
United States MrXMatt MorelloCommentator
Germany TaKeDennis GehlenTournament Organizer
United States TsquaredTom TaylorCommentator