Report: E-League to Expand to Overwatch?

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Last year the announcement of Turner's venture into esports with their own televised league, the E-League, turned several heads within the industry. Now it looks like the currently Counter-Strike exclusive league has their sights on Overwatch.

Turner is currently hosting a Sports panel at the South by Southwest festival, a highly prestigious annual set of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences. One of the attendees of said conference, former League of Legends professional Stephen "Snoopeh" Ellis, just released on twitter that the E-League has its sights set on Overwatch as the next game following Counter-Strike.

This announcement isn't completly out of the blue, as Craig Barry, the Turner Sports executive vice president of production and chief content officer, hinted at this already back in december in an interview with "The Daily Dot":

We're not locked to a specific intellectual property (IP), so whether the next IP is Dota 2—and this is all hypothetical obviously, there's nothing in mind— or whether it's a Blizzard title, whatever we feel lends itself to the best possible experience on our platforms, I think that is ultimately going to be the driver.

So if we feel first-person shooters, maybe Overwatch would be a good match if we could get into conversations with Blizzard, and we felt like that makes sense.


We will keep you updated once more details on the story break!

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