With Blizzard targeting Overwatch as an esport from the ground up and those in the pro scene already looking to establish themselves, Overwatch is set to explode on to the esports scene in 2016.

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Oct 27 2015 - 1:22 am

The best Battlefield 4 team just quit to play a new game (and it's probably Overwatch)

Fnatic's Battlefield 4 team have been the best in the world for some time
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Fnatic's Battlefield 4 team have been the best in the world for some time. But now the team is quitting the game with a new pasture on the horizon.

Overwatch's beta arrives on Tuesday and very few people have got their hands on the game. But big players in the esports scene are already trying to gain a foothold: With Tempo Storm approaching top Team Fortress 2 teams, Fnatic's Battlefield team have signaled their intent to switch to Blizzard's newest franchise.

In an official statement, the team announced that they would be departing from Battlefield after five-consecutive ESL One titles. Though they did not explicitly say that Overwatch would be their new focus, the team will not be leaving Fnatic and the team stated that the five players will be actively looking for a new game.

And though the team did not confirm that Overwatch was their new focus, the statement did say that the team "look forward" to the beta of the game.

Fnatic's Eric "2Easy" Van Hoorn teased the move on Twitter, commenting on the influx of Team Fortress and Battlefield pros headed to the new game:

With Blizzard targeting Overwatch as an esport from the ground up and those in the pro scene already looking to establish themselves, Overwatch is set to explode on to the esports scene in 2016.

Photo via Blizzard

Esports moves fast and so do we. Check out today's Quick Cast.


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