- Chaobology: World of Warcraft becoming eSports friendly
- September 29, 2014 @ 3:00 PM
Chaobology is Ken's sometimes serious, sometimes silly column on the latest news in gaming.
Esports continues to grow by the minute. Blizzard definitely knows that more than most; Hearthstone is all the rage these days and Starcraft is Korea's national sport. But one game that has eluded the eSports masses is World of Warcraft, their flagship MMO.
"I can definitely say that WoW 3v3 Arena right now is kind of hard to watch, in the form that it is," Kim Phan, Blizzard's head of e-sports, told PCGamesN. "And so there are things that we want to evaluate."
Mind you, it has everything to do with age. WoW is almost 10 years-old and I'm sure Blizzard's philosophy didn't have the intentions of supporting live audiences at the time. But looking at WoW, it definitely does have competitive merits. Top guilds have raced each other for years to garner the elusive "world first" titles and if you ask me, what pulls me in to watch WoW, at least at their community events, has always been the live raids.