Blizzard’s conscious choice to continue broadcasting Overwatch League matches through the first person perspective of Genji players really enhances the broadcast, according to viewers.
NYXL fan MeRCYmain371, said: “Watching a Genji in first person as he tries to move as erratically and unpredictably as possible really has a positive effect on the overall Overwatch League viewing experience. It’s super relevant to the game state and not at all nauseating.”
Overwatch League fans have long complained about how hard following the action in the 12-player objective-based first person shooter can be. However, their concerns seem largely alleviated by the decision to broadcast matches through the Genji first person camera. “Being able to watch the match entirely through the perspective of someone who’s never anywhere near the objective really deepens my understanding of what’s going on at all times,” said Gold level Soldier 76 main Dalekfan221. “Who needs viewer overlays, overhead mini-maps, or detailed stats and analytics when you can watch a player perspective camera that moves so fast the stream actually starts to blur?”
When asked about the benefits of watching the game through the point of view of a character literally designed to do everything except help his team win the match, a Blizzard rep commented: “It’s really enhanced the viewing experience for beginners and pros alike. We want EVERYONE to watch Genji cam!”
Sources close to the matter say Blizzard is currently experimenting with broadcasting the Overwatch League through a GoPro strapped to a Genji player’s head.