[App Review] Blizzard Esports : An Application For E-Sports Lovers


Every gamer must have heard about Blizzard Entertainment Inc. It is an American video game development company based in Irvine, California. Blizzard has created an enormous fandom by allowing us access to incredible popular games like World of Warcraft, Overwatch, StarCraft, Diablo, etc. Blizzard quite popular and have gained a considerable fan following by their work. They created the revolution in MMORPG gaming segments. Most of Blizzard’s games managed to get a massive, colossal following.

This gaming giant had more than 12 million monthly subscriptions for the year 2010. They introduced Blizzard Esports application recently. Blizzard is having a quite decent amount of investment in Esports. With the growing popularity of tournament like Overwatch league blizzard made it quite easy for their fans to follow their favorite leagues. Blizzard is
now focused on providing game-centric updates to the customers.

What is it offering?

Currently, this application is supporting these popular games:
• World of Warcraft
• StarCraft
• StarCraft II
• Overwatch
• Hearthstone
• Heroes of Storm

You can view schedules, news, and scores. You can watch the live stream with the team competing globally over the games as mentioned above. This is for the first time esports content for the blizzard games can be found on both Android and iOS platforms. You can even post your feedback by using its feedback function. The push notification feature of this enables you never to miss the live events. If you are a fan of Overwatch World Cup, this application will enhance your experience, and you can stay tuned even when you are stuck at work. This time you won’t miss the live action of your favorite team. This application has a sole purpose of reeling you into the Blizzard gaming universe. You can track your team’s scores without a second thought.

This application supports multiple languages like:

• English
• Français
• Deutsch
• Español (Latinoamérica)

• Español (Europa)
• Português
• Italiano
• Polski
• Русский
• 한국어 (Korean)
• 繁體中文 (Traditional Chinese)
• 简体中文 (Simplified Chinese)

Currently, it does not support tablets. Overwatch league was not included either at this point. But I am sure It will be included shortly after the contract with ESPN, Disney and ABC networks, that brought esports to television for the first time with its first season. The announcement came before Blizzard’s biggest annual event, Blizzcon, fans expecting a series of announcements about World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm and more. On the other hand, Diablo fans, may want to temper their expectations.

This application is exclusive and limited to esports events for blizzard based games. It means if you are following games like CS-Go or DOTA II this application won’t support that.

Well, Blizzard stated that they also have plans to expand the application over time so that it may cover other games and some additional features later. Overall I must say that it is an excellent platform because all popular Blizzard games are under one roof. This kind of application needed to be tested over time or I should say how it performs in the longer run. At this present scenario, I believe it will do as it has promised the game lovers. Best of it is that it will welcome both positive and negative feedback from the users and will eventually improve over time. Let’s hope for the best and see how this application turns out to be. It will be quite interesting to see how a dedicated application can become a fan favorite or not. I believe this application wants their followers to increase engagement with the Blizzard world. So let’s check out how it turns out to be. I hope this information is helpful. So go ahead download the application and get ready for some action.


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