The announcement of The Pokémon Company and Tencent’s upcoming multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game Pokémon Unite has garnered a variety of hot takes and reactions from the esports community.
100 Thieves founder Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag’s wish finally came true as seen in his tweet back in 2018.
We might even see League of Legends jungler William “Meteos” Hartman make a major career change as he tweeted his excitement about Pokémon Unite.
Esports organization Fnatic is open to the idea of forming a team to play competitively.
Will the announcement of Pokémon Unite end other MOBA games like League of Legends, Dota 2, Arena of Valor, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and Wild Rift? Dota 2 host and content creator Jake “SirActionSlacks” Kanner might just be right.
While others are delighted at the news, G2 Esports’ founder Carlos “ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago is not a fan.
Meanwhile, esports commentator Erik “DoA” Lonnquist is willing to give it a chance once it comes out on the Nintendo Switch.
Aside from the Switch, Pokémon Unite will also be playable on Android and iOS devices. Its official release date hasn’t been announced yet, but the developers are planning to reveal more information about the game in the future.