Battle Royal Games has recently brought a storm in the streaming industry with the gaming industry as well as two major games:
Both Fortnite, PUBG, and Apex are trying to become the next big eSports in 2019.
Although the fight royale genre was a blot on everyone’s radar a few years ago, it is now prominent, with many popular streamers jumping into action.
A major aspect of the Battle Royal style, which ensures matches on time, is an ever shrinking safe zone.
this is the question:
Playing Battle Royal on your way to becoming the proper Esports?
What is eSports?
Typically, the easiest definition is professional level competitive gaming.
Contestants from different leagues or teams face to face in the same game that is popular with home gamers: Fortnite, Legend of Legends, Counter-Strike, Call of Duty, Overwatch and Madden NFL, to name a few.
Is Battle Ready For Royal Esports?
ESports means a sport that can be played competitively.
Personally, I think the Battle Royal game is still a way to become a legitimate esports genre. The game mode has some flaws that prevent it from being truly balanced and competitive.
Some of the issues raised were about the difference in the style of play between the home experience and the Invitational, the viewing experience or even the frustration for teams who did not have the best start to the tournament knowing they couldn’t come back in the standings.
With PUBG and Fortnite however, you have to scavenge for weapons and materials from the game world. It becomes pure chance as to if you get a decent weapon or not.
Battle Royale Esports have consistently struggled to balance their point system to encourage fighting between players. They need to prioritize killing rather than ladders so teams start hunting fights at a more consistent rate and keep the action steady.
Even if person A is better than person B, if person B has a sniper rifle with a good scope and Person A doesn’t, then person B is more likely to win.
But on a competitive level, teams that cannot find anything but a pistol being eliminated by snipers from across the map is a bit unfair. And that feeling might make it less enjoyable to watch as well
In short, no they won’t ever become a good eSport.
Battle Royale games might be the hottest game genre on the market, but they still need to hash out a few issues to make it esports ready.
They need to figure out how to make it more competitively balanced for their competitors.
And while competitive players in the Battle Royal style will always try to demonstrate their adaptability, some players will just be out of luck. It may be part of the genre, but that does not mean it will be a good esport.
With an increase in player base, there will be an increase in the skill gap,
allowing the exceptional players to perform at a high standard and could genuinely consider going pro.
I think now is the best time to take BR gaming to the next level.