The Overwatch League can currently only be watched live in one Stadium.
The Blizzard Arena in LA is a serious space, providing a great atmosphere for fans of the Overwatch League.
Under 1000 in capacity, it has an impressive setup where fans can watch all their favourite teams go head-to-head.
The viewing experience dominates half the stadium and has some nifty features, all of which add to the experience.
The viewing figures for the Overwatch League have also proved sturdy, even with the dips that were predicted as the weekly action moved through the stages.
While not maintaining the highs on Twitch from the first few matches, a dedicated group of gamers continue to follow their chosen teams with gusto.
When it comes to the stadium experience of watching Overwatch League, Blizzard have a winning formula.
And for the company to see real major growth for their new enterprise, they will need to push every team to try and replicate this level of quality.
It’s fair to say that not every team is going to go for quite the same capacity, but it seems key for Overwatch League going forward that we see OWL teams touchdown in their chosen cities.
While eSports will remain a massive movement that can survive by itself as a digital commodity, experimenting with the franchise system seems like the way Blizzard can really make Overwatch League great.
It makes it stand out from the crowd and comes with its own baggage.
Having to fit your own brand to a certain area makes building a team riskier and slower, but the benefits should certainly outweigh the cons.
The Overwatch League also needs to start moving toward Europe and Asia, if it wants to keep this momentum going.
With only London currently represented in the OWL, other regions seem ripe for their own franchises.
OWL needs to play to its strengths and provide that unique experience in as many places as possible, while avoiding any major delays in recruitment.
It’s reported that the Overwatch League is exceeding its revenue expectations, which could help with the expansion process.
The only problem with this is that the expansion franchise fee could be higher than for the Season 1 teams.
But whatever happens, for Overwatch League to truly become a great eSports, it needs to provide those extra teams, and represent the fanbase in its most clearest sense.
If Blizzard are unable to find more teams to field in Europe and Asia, the early growth seen could stagnate as fans move onto newer venture that they find represent them better.
Blizzard have already indicated that if the OWL had another franchise based in the UK, it would need to be outside of London.
Fans will be eager to hear if they will be seeing their own country represented in the OWL next season, which is something that should be the major priority for Blizzard moving forward.