10 Predictions For Black Ops III eSports
Ben’s Top Ten Predictions for Black Ops III eSports We all got to see some proper eSports play during yesterday’s Black Ops III eSports livestream, and I’m definitely not the first to say that I’m excited for this new iteration of the Call ...
Ben’s Top Ten Predictions for Black Ops III eSportsWe all got to see some proper eSports play during yesterday’s Black Ops III eSports livestream, and I’m definitely not the first to say that I’m excited for this new iteration of the Call of Duty franchise. The gameplay looked fresh yet familiar, and it looks to be as fun and addicting as ever. Also, Mr. X’s hair was on point as usual, so that’s always a good thing. Pair all that with the great news we’ve heard as of late about a dedicated eSports division at Activision, ESL’s entry into our scene as one of the main organizations running the new Call of Duty World League, and the announcement of Arena being available for play and ranking on Day 1 and this is already turning out to be a great year for Call of Duty eSports. On that note, I have ten predictions about how I think Black Ops III is going to pan out for our scene, so let’s just get right into them. (Keep in mind that these are my opinions and views- you have a right to disagree with them. I also swear a bit so if you get offended, I apologize in advance.)
- Major eSports franchises will make their entry (or in certain cases, their return) into the Call of Duty eSports scene.
- Twitch will be the primary platform for all things Call of Duty once again.
- NA will still be strong in Call of Duty eSports but they won’t have a monopoly on victory anymore.
- MLG will be playing second fiddle to other eSports companies like ESL, and their streaming platform will become all but obsolete in the Call of Duty scene in 2016.
- The game will become more balanced than ever due to the ban/protect and picks system- any gun will be viable for use during an eSports match.
- Nadeshot will return as a player for at least one competition.
- The Xbox One will be as irrelevant in Black Ops III as the PS3 was in Black Ops II.
- We’ll see the return of eSports gear in-game, and finally get the team camos we’ve been asking the developers about for years.
- YouTube will have a huge impact on who succeeds in Black Ops III.
- We will see eSports become a mainstream and widely known part of the Call of Duty franchise, just like it has for Counter Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends.