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Dolby enters eSports with a $10,000 Overwatch tournament

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You’ve all seen it, and you’ve all heard it. Dolby has been blasting our ear drums for the better parts of our lives, and now they’re making the move into competitive eSports with an Overwatch launch event.

The Agent’s Rising tournament, reports MCV UK, will be the biggest Overwatch tournament to date boasting a $10,000 prize pool put forward by Dolby. The event is kicking off with a free entry spectator experience at the eSports Arena in Santa Ana, California. There’s no clarification on which teams will attend the event, but according to the Daily Dot there will be invited teams consisting of already professional organizations. You may recall a number of former Team Fortress 2 players coming out of the shadows to retain their former glory.

Overwatch is still in the early stages, but two personalities have already been chosen as rising stars in the shoutcasting world and will join the event as the lead shot callers. Josh “AskJoshy” Sutherland and Ben “FishStix” Goldhaber will lead the broadcast live on eSports Arena’s official Twitch channel.

It may come as a surprise that a company like Dolby are getting involved in eSports. There are two reasons for this. The first is eSports is huge, so stop ignoring it. And secondly, Overwatch is the first title to feature Dolby’s Atmos technology. This interesting feature by Dolby gives a unique sound allowing the audio to move around in a three-dimensional space.

WINSTON!

Overwatch launches on the 24th of May and the Dolby Agents Arise tournament will kick-start the hopeful eSports careers of many players looking to jump back on the resurrection of an Arena team based FPS. My hopes are slim, as you may have read already.

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Last Updated: May 9, 2016

18 Comments

  1. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 9, 2016 at 10:16

    “The first is eSports is huge, so stop ignoring it.” XD

    Reply

  2. Admiral Chief in New York

    May 9, 2016 at 10:26

    I think this game, as an eSport, will do well.

    You wanna know why I say this?

    Games are short, people have short attention spans, and the play of the match afterwards? Gold

    Reply

    • VampyreSquirrel

      May 9, 2016 at 10:33

      Play of the match!!! Bastion, bastion, bastion, Genji, bastion, bastion, bastion, Reaper, bastion, bastion….

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief in New York

        May 9, 2016 at 10:38

        Dat Bastion….

        Reply

        • VampyreSquirrel

          May 9, 2016 at 10:40

          Yeah… I used Bastion once the whole weekend, I prefer Junkrat.

          Reply

          • Deceased

            May 9, 2016 at 10:41

            Wow, that’s like proudly saying you play Techies in DotA2 O.o
            ( sies )

          • VampyreSquirrel

            May 9, 2016 at 10:43

            LOL! I’m proud to say I have never played Dota

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 9, 2016 at 10:47

            WOOOT

          • Deceased

            May 9, 2016 at 11:10

            🙁

      • Deceased

        May 9, 2016 at 10:40

        Torbjorn should also be in the mix there from time to time – but yeah – sadly it gos Bastion, Bastion, Bastion…

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief in New York

          May 9, 2016 at 10:48

          That turret though, sheesh, if placed correctly, insane

          Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 9, 2016 at 10:33

      • HvR

        May 9, 2016 at 10:37

        When you hit the multiplayer DLC pay wall

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          May 9, 2016 at 10:39

          hamster wheel games

          Reply

      • Admiral Chief in New York

        May 9, 2016 at 10:49

        I sometimes wonder at my daughter’s hamster, that thing goes mental in the wheel, I actually want to hook up a speedometer to it, I swear that thing clocks 60kph

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          May 9, 2016 at 11:07

          You could generate your own electricity with enough hamsters 😛

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 9, 2016 at 11:46

            Hahahahahahahahahahaha, cute, AND energy efficient!

  3. Admiral Chief in New York

    May 9, 2016 at 10:30

    [mssc]

    Reply

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