To say that Overwatch is being eyed like a hawk by the community is more than just an understatement, as the game’s theme song might as well be Rockwell’s “Somebody’s Watching Me.” It isn’t just casual gamers that are watching the game, either, as there has been an immense amount of curiosity over how well Overwatch would fare in the professional gaming scene.

Tempo Storm appeared to be the first organizations willing to take the plunge, however, as they had reportedly been already begun looking for potential teams and individual players in the Team Fortress community long before the beta’s launch. According to The Daily Dot, the organization has been offering two-year contracts to various Team Fortress 2 teams only to be rejected due to the extensive contract length and no promises of stable pay.

On the flip side, Fnatic’s former Battlefield team captain Thomas “Morte” Kerbusch confirmed with the eSports Observer that the organization had already slated the FPS team to compete in Overwatch. In a statement he said, “For us it’s easy, we will go all-in from the start as we don’t want to be behind when it turns out all the hype so far is warranted! We’ve been looking for a new challenge for a long time now and I think we’ve found it in Overwatch.”

The confirmation coincides with Fnatic’s announcement to pull their Battlefield squad out of that game’s particular scene just one day before the beta launch, saying that the team will be staying together as an accomplished group of players and finding, “Their next game to conquer.”

It will certainly be an interesting chain of events to watch unfold, though few have much confidence in thinking that Overwatch will make it to CS:GO levels of popularity within the pro gaming scene.

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Connor is a self-proclaimed Star Wars historian, Fatal Frame enthusiast and crazy cat lady that's fascinated by the Kpop mashups on YouTube. Professional gaming is something that's fascinated him ever since he was a wee lad, especially when it came to fighting games, so now he rambles on about it in the form of articles that use way too many commas.