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Redeye: Overwatch League sitt tredje år blir svært viktig

Esportverten snakket om den bybaserte strukturen, og at han tror slutten på det tredje året blir viktig når det kommer til investeringer.

Paul 'Redeye' Chaloner er en kjent og kjær esportvert som har snakket med Luckbox om Overwatch League, og uttrykt bekymring rundt den bybaserte strukturen, og investeringer etter at det tredje året av konkurransen er over.

"It's got eight new teams this season, there's 20 teams involved," sa han. "They're going to play some local matches, in Dallas as I understand it, this year, and a couple of the other cities as well. So it's expanding, and it's not doing it as quickly as I know some of the fans want to do it. They want to see home and away games all the time, but we're talking about 20 global city-based teams right now. There's no way you can schedule that in year one, there's just no way you could do it in year two either, but at some point they'll need to go to that."

"The real test for them I think comes at the end of year three. If at the end of year three teams aren't profitable, then the investors, the VCs, the money - those people are going to start going 'well hold on, how do we make money?' If they're not already, and I'm sure they are, but if they're not making it at the end of year three then they're gonna start going 'okay, this isn't for us', then we can assess it. I think doing it right now is premature."

Overwatch League går inn i sitt andre år neste måned, og i og med at det var den fjerde mest sette Twitch-kanalen i 2018, er det ingen grunn til bekymring riktig ennå. Dog, tiden vil vise om bekymringene til Redeye blir virkelige.

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