Overwatch League Partners With Twitch In Two-Year Broadcast Deal

Jan 10, 2018, 00:45
Overwatch League Partners With Twitch In Two-Year Broadcast Deal

Fifty percent of revenue from the Overwatch League skins will go to a shared pot for the teams. If for some reason you felt inclined to buy every single one of these new skins, it would cost you just shy of $1,200.

A last-minute deal has been struck between the makers of video game Overwatch and streaming site Twitch a day before matches kick off in a newly created league.

The Overwatch League is a big bet for Blizzard/Activision, which has gone all-in to promote and support the league for its newest and fastest growing title (that fastest growing medal may be a function of the game's novelty, or a function of the incredible spread of gaming since the launch of Overwatch in 2014 and the company's last completely new game launch ... in the 1990s).

Also, like you would expect from the NFL, there is a sort of "fantasy football" for the Overwatch League. All players have received 100 free Overwatch League tokens, which are the game's new currency system specifically for the new skins.

Aside from the hundreds of new skins added to Overwatch, a slew of minor bugfixes have been pushed to the game.

With the exception of China, Twitch will be the exclusive worldwide third-party provider for Overwatch League regular-season, playoffs, and championship matches, with streams in English, Korean, and French. Here are a list of the teams (and their owners) who have paid a reported $20 million dollars for rights to participate in the new league.

Image Robert Paul  Blizzard Entertainment
Image Robert Paul Blizzard Entertainment

Watch live or dive into the action later with on-demand videos.

Of course, you can expect a season two a year from now that will bring with it improvements and new additions.

The deal will also feature a number of in-game item exclusives and rewards for fans using the Twitch platform.

Overwatch League skins are now available on Overwatch's live server.

As one of the most recognized personalities within the esports scene, Chris Puckett has solidified himself as a major talent within the industry since his inception to the community in the early 2000's. The full schedule and information about ticket sales can be found at https://overwatchleague.com/ or you can look at the listings down here.

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