Team finder TEAMS.gg adds Overwatch 2 to its services
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UK-based team-finding service TEAMS.gg has added Overwatch 2 to its portfolio as it continues to expand its services across esports titles.
TEAMS’ Overwatch 2 users will be able to find compatible teammates for competitive play through its free matchmaking service.
Overwatch 2 becomes the sixth title to now be available to TEAMS users. Last year, the company added Rocket League and Apex Legends, with TEAMS already having services for CS:GO, VALORANT and Fortnite.
Founded in 2019, TEAMS aims to provide players with matchmaking services that can be tailored to the users through their preferences. This can range from esporting ambitions to casual play. The company also stated in its announcement that TEAMS plans to bring its services to more games, as well as add more features, in 2023.
Despite the game’s steady player base since its launch in 2022, Overwatch 2’s esports scene has had a tumultuous journey over the last few months. The title went offline in China in January, which has affected the game’s competitive ecosystem, particularly the Overwatch League (OWL).
Activision Blizzard recently announced that for the Overwatch League’s 2023 season, the Eastern league will open its doors to non-franchised teams to compete alongside OWL franchises.
TEAMS also announced it has tweaked its safeguarding policy for young gamers, in light of the age of Overwatch 2’s player base, with its algorithm now stricter in matching under-16s with people around their age.
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The service claims to have over 125,000 users on its platform, with over 13,000 teammate connections made on the platform each month.
TEAMS Co-founder and CEO James Duffield commented: “When we first launched for CS:GO, our second game, Valorant, took over a year. Now we’re getting better and better at it.
“We have built a scalable platform in the background, so that we can plug in questions and take out questions when we need to, and add new criteria and attributes, and that’s all paying off with this launch for Overwatch 2.”
TEAMS.gg won Esports Insider’s pitch investment competition The Clutch at the ESI Digital Summit in 2020.
Tom has been part of Esports Insider’s team since October 2020 and is currently the platform’s Editor. When not playing Football Manager, he enjoys reporting on the mobile esports scene as well as the betting sector.