but yesterday Blizzard's big hope, the new Overwatch League, launched with a bang.
For several hours, Overwatch League dominated Twitch viewing figures, dwarfing League of Legend's and PUBG's most popular streamers.
The Overwatch League follows a dozen professional teams headquartered at major cities around the world, although not necessarily made up of people from those cities or actually housed there. They have rich owners who have bought in the best players from around the world, as the top football teams do in the Premier League and so on. London Spitfire's team, for example, is owned by esports powerhouse Cloud9 and all the players are South Korean.