Overwatch League-Twitch Deal Worth At Least $90M

Overwatch League-Twitch Deal Worth At Least $90M

Overwatch League-Twitch Deal Worth At Least $90M

These home team skins - which are the more colourful ones - will be available for purchase ahead of the Overwatch League.

Later this week, some of the best of the best in the competitive Overwatch scene will kick off the inaugural season of the Overwatch League.

He has been a key member of the MLG team throughout his career, commentating and casting for high-profile esport titles such as Call of Duty, Halo, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and various others, including a new position with the highly-anticipated Overwatch League. From its schedule, to teams, and how to watch it, this is everything you need to know about the Overwatch League. 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.

The league is comprised of 12 different teams, divided up into two divisions: Atlantic and Pacific. 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.

It's the opening week of Overwatch League-the first matches start tomorrow on Twitch-and as such Blizzard has added team skins for every character.

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It's pretty easy to watch the matches every week live, but it requires you to get the Overwatch League app. In annual terms, the deal is comparable to the seven-year, $300M deal struck in late '16 by League of Legends publisher Riot Games with BAMTech.

The Overwatch League and Twitch are also developing innovative rewards and other programs for fans, which will bestow the league's most steadfast viewers with unique Overwatch League in-game items with exclusives.

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 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.

"The Overwatch League is making a major impact on esports by reshaping the industry with city-based teams", said Kevin Lin, COO of Twitch.

Hometown pride won't be part of the first season of games, which will all take place at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, in Burbank, California.

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