EA has opened up an esports division led by Peter Moore

While I'm not much of an Esports watcher I really respect the people involved and I realize how important it is both for gamers and for the longevity of the games they enjoy.

And it appears that EA agrees on the importance of Esports as they have today announced their Competitive Gaming Division led by Peter Moore. Personally I would've gone with EAsports over CGD but then again I like crappy wordplay.

You might be wondering, much like me, what exactly is this new Competitive Gaming Division of theirs going to focus on? Luckily they provided an answer as a part of their announcement:

"The CGD will be built around three core pillars:

Competition – To create highly-engaging competitive experiences with our games, officially supported by Electronic Arts.

Community – To celebrate, connect and grow our community of players across all levels of expertise.

Entertainment – To develop live events and broadcasting that bring the spectacle of competition to millions of people around the world."

It might not seem like it at first glance but EA is putting a lot of trust in to this project given the big industry figures at its head. Whether it will succeed or not is a different story but they are at least willing to give it a good try.

So which games out of their massive catalog can we expect their Esports team to focus on primarily? Right now their gaze lies with FIFA, Madden NFL and Battlefield which makes sense given their already competitive nature. But who knows what the future holds, they might make a game built from the ground up as a competitive title.

Now, I haven't played these sports games in quite a few years but from when I did I don't really remember them having particularly high skill caps. I will fully admit ignorance here but it just feels that their assortment of sports games might not be deep enough to support pro play. Then again, EA is probably investing millions in to this so chances are I'm completely wrong.

In any case we'll be able to see first hand once this new Competitive Gaming Division starts getting some tournaments rolling a few months down the line.