Blizzard has plans to develop a professional league surround the Overwatch competitive scene. The esports scene developed by Blizzard remains woefully inadequate and as such it is an area that Blizzard would like to improve. Their counterparts Valve have already mastered the professional circuit in their own games.
“What we’re doing is creating professional content. So we’re organising around teams and leagues,” Kotick said, per The Street. “You will have the Overwatch league which will have a certain number of teams. Those teams will be a combination of professional sports teams as owners and endemic sports teams as owners.”
It remains to be seen how successfully Blizzard can form the competitive scene around Overwatch.