A few days ago, a post on Reddit stated that Blizzard had trademarked the word “Compete”. Everyone was so sure that the term would not be used for something in the upcoming World Of Warcraft expansion Legion, but rather for Heroes of the Storm. The trademark identified the word and its use as the following.
“Providing an online non-downloadable Internet-based system application featuring technology enabling users to organize and promote e-sports tournaments, to create and customize tournament brackets and ladders, track tournament progress, maintain related statistics, and post results.”
This simply means, that Compete was trademarked as the name of eSport tournament creation system and is the brand name for the TeSPA Tournament Portal. Blizzard had purchased this portal back in 2013 and it has been used by gaming clubs, and will probably be integrated with Heroes of the Storm in the future.
It is even possible for this system to extend to more Blizzard games such as Starcraft 2 and Hearthstone.
Blizzard is showing us that they are clearly eager to jump into the ever-growing world of eSports and it makes us wonder what will be next for the gaming giant.