It should be admitted that the Battle Royale genre has indeed become a very popular genre among gamers. We can see from the enthusiasm of the gamers to play PUBG and Fortnite. There are even those who think that various MOBA players have changed direction to become Battle Royale players.
Battle Royale is a game where players will be placed on an island to fight against each other. Players will collect various tools and equipment scattered throughout the island. Later the equipment and equipment were used to fight each other.
Even though it’s so popular, Battle Royale can’t be categorized yet esports formally. How can a game that’s so popular not be in the deep category esports? So, let’s try to talk about this.
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1. There Are Times When Audiences Feel Bored
An interesting match to watch, of course, must show a situation that has intense excitement. The downside to the Battle Royale genre is that there are many loopholes where the game will often go “blank.”
Eddy Lim, chairman of the association esports Indonesia (IeSPA) has also conveyed this matter when holding esports at the 2023 Asian Games yesterday
Eddy said that match esports it must be nice to watch. He also admitted that their team had not been able to find him angle which makes the audience feel comfortable in competing.
According to him, when a Battle Royale is contested, what will happen is that every player will act defensively, not advancing like “Rambo.”
That’s why there will always be gaps where the audience will feel the match looks boring.
2. There is no standard formula regarding regulations and ratings
In a match esports, there are many things to consider. These things include regulations and assessments.
Still according to Eddy Lim, the association esports The international community has yet to find a definite formula regarding rules and ratings in Battle Royale.
For example, which team deserves to be given the win, is the team that does the most Kill or players who managed to survive. What about the players who managed to do kill the most, will it also be given an award?
Indeed, there needs to be a very standard formula to determine how the rules and how to evaluate the Battle Royale match.
3. The Randomness Factor Emphasizes More on Luck
Battle Royale is also sometimes heavily influenced by the luck factor. One example is the factor in which the equipment obtained is of a very high nature random.
If a player is very lucky, then that lucky player has a greater chance of winning, even though he could skills possessed is not as good as the opponent’s players.
Even in a match esportsthere is a balance skills between the two teams is highly expected. This is needed to make the match look exciting.
What to do?
The void occurs usually because of its breadth folder in the game, while the players not so much. Reducing breadth folder in the game, it can reduce the void in the game as well as being supported by standard rules and judgments.
Apart from that, it is also necessary mode that must be implemented in the competition. For example Battle Royale tends to be synonymous with focusing on ability survival.
Especially for matches esports, it is necessary to have other game modes. One example is taking the enemy’s flag, or destroying the enemy’s main base and so on.
So, those are the various reasons why Battle Royale is not suitable to be included in the category esports. What do you think needs to be fixed so that Battle Royale fits into the category esports?
Source: Dexerto, Kompas.