Overwatch League to be broadcast on Twitch.tv in two-year deal

Overwatch League to be broadcast on Twitch.tv in two-year deal

Like all the other Overwatch events we've seen over the years, the Overwatch League will have skins, allowing spectators to distinguish between one team from another.

This inaugural season of the Overwatch League might be worth watching, though, as there's $3.5 million at stake. Only the Home skins are available for the teams, making for a grand total of 312 new skins added to the game.

This will definitely come in handy as the league's first match between San Francisco Shock and Los Angeles Valiant will be kicking off at 02:00 am local South African time this coming Thursday, 11 January 2018, and this means that if you were so inclined, you wouldn't even have to leave the snug comfort of your bed to enjoy it. All players have received 100 free Overwatch League tokens, which are the game's new currency system specifically for the new skins. Today Blizzard has launched the new content alongside the new skins. 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. The first round of matches will start tomorrow, and Twitch has secured exclusive media rights for the first two Overwatch League seasons.

It's pretty easy to watch the matches every week live, but it requires you to get the Overwatch League app.

No matter the reason, Twitch's Overwatch deal is another step on the road to ensuring that Activision's new league hits the ground running. The partnership also brings with it exclusive Overwatch League items in the game itself for some of the most die-hard viewers.

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Twitch will be the third-party provider for everything from the regular season, through the playoffs and championship games and will broadcast in English, Korean, and French.

The first season of the Overwatch League will run until June, with playoffs and finals scheduled for July.

Most of these features are already available on the Overwatch League website, but it's good to have them in more places.

One of the biggest moments in esports history is finally here. 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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