So apparently DICE is very interested in eSports support for the upcoming Battlefield 4 game.
However, what they’ve forgotten to mention is that Battlefield 3 has an eSports feature dubbed “Matches” (eSports is the internal name).
Now, you may say that the “Matches” feature is just for organizing multiplayer games at a given time with specific options/settings.
Well, I say that there’s more to it than meets the eye.
The eSports system has full support for specifying specific rosters for both teams, has other variable settings (like equipment limitations) and has full spectation support.
To be a bit more specific, when it comes to hosting a “match”, there are two types of players that are allowed to join (since the game becomes private):
I should also note that these spectators are not exactly like the regular spectators I mentioned in a previous post.
They’re being handled specifically by the eSports system.
Now, I don’t want to make any promises, but the full featured eSports system might be included in the project code-named Venice at a later time.
So yeah, that’s about it for now.