If you’ve ever wanted basketball Rocket League with the PvP aspects of Overwatch, Amazon Game Studios has just the game for you: Breakaway.
From the owners of Twitch comes Breakaway, “a team battle sport where two squads of four collide in intense competition.” The goal of the game is for one of the two teams to grab the so-called “Relic” and bring it to the opponent’s base to score. Each team has a number of “buildables” to attempt to stop their team as well as a variety of “magic and steel.”
Amazon haven’t skimped when it comes to promoting their game and as such are organising a show match on a real life battleship. In partnership with the Royal Dutch Navy, Red Bull Esports and AMD, Amazon plans to show their game off in style.
The show match will take plan on Monday, June 26th at 12PM PST between the unofficial teams of Echo Fox and Rogue. The match will be streamed on the Red Bull Esports Twitch channel and will also feature a giveaway of four AMD Ryzen CPUs and a number of Breakaway alpha keys.
In addition, the first organisation to get their foot in the door and acquire an official team in Breakaway is EanixGG. Despite being the first ones to the party, the team at Eanix is extremely determined to bring Breakaway into the spotlight and make it to the top. The following statements are from three members of the Eanix Breakaway team in regards to how they felt about joining the org:
iKhoN: “We’re hoping that us joining Eanix will push other orgs into the scene to help support teams or convince others that are on the edge to start investing.”
EMPERIC: “[This is] more than just us getting picked up by an org, we wanted a family. We’re partnering up with them to spearhead the competitive community [of this game].”
Kronic: “Eanix was the most friendly and professional org that approached us with an offer. We felt comfortable with them and we think it’s a safe and beneficial partnership for both parties.”
We wish the boys at Eanix good luck with their team and will cheer them as well as any other future teams on in upcoming Breakaway competitions.
Esports Insider says: It’s not often that esports gets a new competitor with this backing. With Bethesda pouring tons of money into the upcoming Quake Champions, Amazon seems to be following in their footsteps with this rather upscale tournament. Only time and the community will tell whether any new competitors live to see a major stage or die trying.