Try to get someone who has never played an FPS game or a more generic shooter to sit through a session of Overwatch.
The camera would have to constantly be above and over the top to show where the characters are and why. Then slow-motion everything and explain what’s happening when a Dva eats an ult or Genji reflects something.
Getting someone who has not already been introduced to esports or already plays Overwatch. There will be an absolute requirement for two separate streams which MOBA’s have explored but the stream for people new to the game is never interesting enough to stick around.
The game would be good for spectators with a slightly slower flow.
I will watch the Overwatch League but I’m not sure I could get someone to watch it as easily as other esports. Quake deathmatch is easier to sell to someone outside the esport arena.
I guess it will be an indicator solely due to the location based teams.
I got fully invested in the Australian team during the group brackets and was surprised at how well they fared against their competition. Otherwise Riot has already pushed the bounds for a number of years in terms of Esports, having at one point multiple leagues over many different regions worldwide, coaches, sponsors, studios, interviews, weekly games, personalities etc.
Anyway, we’ll see, I hope to be proven wrong in this case.