Amazon’s Breakaway stages an e-sports match on a military ship at sea

    
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As the field of MOBAs and competitive e-sports titles becomes increasingly crowded, studios are turning to more… unorthodox methods to attract viewers and attention. Broadcast your tournament on cable TV? Recruit Steven Seagal for some reason? It’s been done, so very done, which is why Amazon Game Studios called up its friends in the Dutch navy and asked politely if they could borrow a battleship to host a Breakaway game match.

OK, so it was an “offshore patrol vessel,” but the stunt actually happened. Two e-sports teams came aboard the HNLMS Holland for a head-to-head match in the online sports game. The devs said that to their knowledge, this was the first e-sports match to take place on a battleship at sea.

While you ponder what lunacy marketers will come up with next — e-sports in a volcano! E-sports on death row! E-sports between presidential candidates! — you can check out the highlight reel after the break and marvel that you have lived to see such wonders.

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zeko_rena

Dumb

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Blippedy Blop

“Battleship”? Lol. What next, when you see a speedboat, will that be termed an aircraft carrier?

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Bryan Correll

e-sports in a volcano!

That’s where I would put them.

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McGuffn

Call me old fashioned, but sitting alone in a darkened room clicking a mouse button is exciting enough. No need to jazz it up, let alone try to jazz it up and fail miserably.

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Sashaa

Thanks for that.

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Mikka Hansen

man, I utterly despised Hutt Ball…

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Arktouros

:|

So much for Amazon and gaming.

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Utakata

“I was on The Missouri!”

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Nathaniel Downes

ESports for Presidential Candidates? Hell yes, sign me up!!