Overwatch Wins a BAFTA!
The Fame Grows
Overwatch’s fame continues to grow and expand since it was released on May 24th, 2016. There are over 35 million players and its popularity keeps on growing with the introduction of the League. Tracer herself stands with Street Fighter’s Chun-Li in a brief appearance in the Hollywood movie, Ready Player One!, a recently released movie adaptation of the homonymous sci-fi novel by Ernest Cline.
The January 2018 edition of Gameinformer listed Overwatch as #7 in Top Ten Games as a service. They sited Overwatch’s seasonal events and the continually expanding in-game universe, adding that “it’s a lot to love each and every year”. In the March 2018 edition they listed Overwatch as 23rd out of the top 300 games of all time!
The game continues and so do the wins
Overwatch is setting up for the long run. One of the main topics of the interview on the Today Show with the Houston Outlaws, was seeing Overwatch as the future of eSports, even describing Rawkus and Jake as being the “faces of the future of esports”. The Overwatch League has big investors behind it and sees a bright future for Overwatch for years to come.
The stars of the Houston Outlaws, Jake and Rawkus, made an appearance on The Today Show with Megan Kelly. The short film, “Honor and Glory”, was even recently nominated for a Golden Reel Award. This is an award ceremony organized every year since 1953 by the MPSE (Motion Picture Sound Editors). Now Overwatch as a new accomplishment to add to its growing list and expanding fame as they recently won a BAFTA!
What is a BAFTA?
To make it simple, a BAFTA is the UK version of the US’s Oscar awards. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a world-leading independent art charity that brings the very best work in film, games, and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and around the globe.
A simple nomination is a big honor with the BAFTAs, but Overwatch plays to win. And win is exactly what they did as Blizzard’s Overwatch took home the BAFTA for Best Evolving Game! Overwatch takes this victory beating other games like Fortnite and Final Fantasy XV! If you want to see them be given and accept the award, follow this link here to the video. Congratulations to Overwatch on this big win!