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Overwatch League Partners With Twitch In Two-Year Broadcast Deal

10 January 2018, 12:31 | Camille Rivera

Overwatch League Partners With Twitch In Two-Year Broadcast Deal

Overwatch League Partners With Twitch In Two-Year Broadcast Deal

Fans can buy skins of their favourite teams with League Tokens. For players who log on before February 13, they'll be awarded with enough "league tokens" to get one skin for a character for free.

Considering that these skins do little other than swap the color palettes of Overwatch's heroes for the recognizable colors of each team, $4.99 is a steep asking price.

If you want more than just one skin, it's going to cost you.

Overwatch League Partners With Twitch In Two-Year Broadcast Deal
Overwatch League Partners With Twitch In Two-Year Broadcast Deal

Quickly check the standings or catch the latest stories and videos from the Overwatch League, including interviews, team profiles, breaking news, and in-game analysis.

Kevin Lin, chief operating officer of Twitch, said: "The Overwatch League is making a major impact on e-sports by reshaping the industry with city-based teams". The Overwatch League in-game menu isn't just for staring at the shiny new skins - players can watch the games via this menu when they're live. Purchasing League Tokens supports the teams in a revenue split with Blizzard, although the details of exactly how the money is split have not been publicly revealed.

Today the Overwatch League™ and Twitch have finally announced a media-rights partnership for Overwatch, which will see every match of the city-based league broadcast on the platform. Twitch and Overwatch League officials declined comment. Twitch will show every regular-season and postseason contest for OWL, which starts play tomorrow night, and develop reward programs and new virtual merchandise for viewers. This exclusivity deal does not apply to China. Honours that comes with a whole lot of green to the tune of $125 000 for the winners of each of the season's four five-week long stages, with a final overall Overwatch League Champion prize of a cool $1 million. All games in the first season will be held at the Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles, with broadcast languages in English, French, and Korean. Among those, the Los Angeles Valiant announced on Tuesday that it will compete at the Microsoft Theater in LA Live starting in Season 3, which is owned by one of its investor groups, Anschutz Entertainment Group. 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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