It was last week when Blizzard announced special in-game uniforms for competitive Overwatch teams to make it easier for viewers to distinguish the on-screen action.
In a new video posted earlier today, Blizzard went behind the scenes to detail the developmental process that went into evolving Overwatch as a premium esports game. Besides the new spectator improvements, the developer offered a glimpse into how the team uniforms will actually look inside Overwatch.
The red and blue teams are being replaced with home and away teams that will wear a darker-vibrant and lighter toned uniform respectively. The user interface, as well as every single ability of the heroes, will be revamped to reflect the same color palette. In this way, spectators will always be able to tell one team from the other.
The tournament client is getting an automated tournament interface, and several other features crucial to the esports scene. One of these is how Overwatch will automatically pause when a player disconnects. There is a lot more being worked on right now but Blizzard will share them at a later date.
The team uniforms, as well as other spectator improvements, will make their debut for the Overwatch World Cup this weekend during BlizzCon 2017. The United Kingdom is all prepped and ready to go up against Sweden in the first match of the tournament on November 3.