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Gaming History You Should Know – How Catherine Became a Professional eSport December 6, 2020

Posted by Maniac in Gaming History You Should Know, Uncategorized.
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It’s Sunday and that means it’s time for a new Gaming History You Should Know, where we discuss and highlight some of the best fan produced documentaries about the history of gaming! Today we are going to be talking about one our favorite games of all time in one of the most unusual ways. We make it no secret we loved the game Catherine with its incredible story, art style and puzzles. However, one thing we haven’t really talked about when it comes to this game is a part of the game that at first glance seemed tacked on as an afterthought, its competitive 2-player mode.

Now, we are hardly eSports players here (unless you count Quake 2 or Unreal Tournament LAN parties back in the late 90s) but eSports have grown to become the biggest competitions in the world, with huge prize money and die hard fans. One of the biggest recognized competitive events is EVO, which regularly hosts fighting game competitions that pit the best video game players in the world against each other. As a joke, Catherine was added to the event’s game list. It was expected to be a joke, until some of the players started to actually play. The crowds went absolutely nuts at just how good the gameplay was.

So how did a game with no online multiplayer become one of the biggest competitive games? Enter YouTube channel Akshon Esports, which produces INCREDIBLE videos about the history of various competitive events. They produced this documentary about what brought Catherine into the world of eSports, and how it is doing to this day.

Catherine is out now for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Catherine: Full Body is out now for Nintendo Switch and PS4.

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