Overwatch League-Twitch Deal Worth At Least $90M

Overwatch League-Twitch Deal Worth At Least $90M

However, there are 12 teams participating in the Overwatch League, meaning that there are a grand total of 312 skins.

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. You can also view results and league standing changes as they happen.

At this point it's also unclear what other plans Blizzard has up their sleeves with regards to earning tokens to purchase more skins and whether they'll do giveaways for watching matches of Overwatch League, which many suspect. Blizzard has given each player 100 League Tokens for free to unlock one skin, but the rest are available to purchase using real-world cash. While you can still watch the games directly on Blizzard's Overwatch website, the decision to make the broadcasts available on Twitch will surely maximize the number of viewers and their enjoyment.

"Our fans love to engage with content on Twitch, and we wanted to drive significant viewership of the Overwatch League in its inaugural season and beyond", said Armin Zerza, chief operating officer of Blizzard Entertainment.

The first match of the Overwatch League's inaugural season goes live tomorrow on Twitch this Wednesday, January 10 at 4:00 pm PST here. The deal, announced earlier today, is believed to be the biggest exclusive distribution deal in esports history.


The agreement names Twitch as the exclusive third-party digital provider for OWL regular season, playoff and championship matches worldwide, excluding China, for the next two years.

"That's why this historic and ground-breaking partnership is perfectly suited for Activision Blizzard, for Twitch, and-most importantly-for our growing global fanbase".

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.

The news was revealed during the Overwatch League opening conference, however they've not revealed any specific time for when this new update will go live into the game. The full schedule and information about ticket sales can be found at https://overwatchleague.com/ or you can look at the listings down here.

Related:

  • Red Cross issues urgent call for blood, platelet donors

    Red Cross issues urgent call for blood, platelet donors

    Then if you want to consider the months of November and December leading up to January we saw 28,000 fewer blood donations . The Red Cross' Danvers facility on Rosewood Drive is open every day for the rest of the month.
    Sweden: Serious Injuries Reported After Hand Grenade Explosion at Stockholm Metro

    Sweden: Serious Injuries Reported After Hand Grenade Explosion at Stockholm Metro

    Police checked in and around the station after the blast to make sure there were no other explosive devices. "It is too early to say".

    LaVar Ball throws more criticism at Luke Walton, Lakers organisation

    Walton added, "I feel very secure in my job status right now". "We talk all the time". Lonzo Ball also downplayed his father's comments, saying he disagreed with them.
  • With one withering comment, Natalie Portman made a big statement

    With one withering comment, Natalie Portman made a big statement

    Natalie Portman , presenting the director prize, did not let Greta Gerwig's snub go unnoticed. Portman wasn't even nominated, but somehow she walked away with all the awards.
    Can California preserve net neutrality? Lawmakers pledge to try

    Can California preserve net neutrality? Lawmakers pledge to try

    Given that Republicans have nearly unanimously supported the FCC's new rules, the prospects for the CRA are dim. The fact that no Republicans have signed onto the resolution means it's likely to be defeated in a floor vote.
    Temperatures reach 79-year high as Sydney residents flock to the beaches

    Temperatures reach 79-year high as Sydney residents flock to the beaches

    Severe fire warnings were issued for the greater Sydney area and total fire bans were put in place across the city. The hashtag refers to an old sun safety campaign - "Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat".
  • Manhunt for pair charged in girl's death underway

    Manhunt for pair charged in girl's death underway

    While she was being processed, officers discovered she had a blank prescription form from a doctor's office. In 2006, Fields pleaded guilty to carrying an unauthorized concealed weapon and served a year of probation.
    Deputy killed in Pierce County, armed and risky  suspect at large

    Deputy killed in Pierce County, armed and risky suspect at large

    A burglary investigation that began Sunday night southwest of Tacoma ended with the death of a Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy. Due to the manhunt and ongoing police investigation, the Bethel School District has canceled school on Monday .

    Julio Jones, Falcons Upset Rams to Advance in NFC Playoffs

    There are obvious concerns for the Rams entering this game, beginning with their lack of experience in big games. As a team, the Rams have just 21 postseason games under their belt, which is by far the fewest in the NFC.
  • Justin Timberlake kicks off tour in Toronto on March 13

    Justin Timberlake kicks off tour in Toronto on March 13

    Even though Justin Timberlake won't stop in Kansas during his upcoming tour, he will be visiting our neighbors to the south. Timberlake's album is scheduled to be released on February 2, two days before he performs during halftime at Superbowl LII.

    Tanker, freighter collide, leaving 22 missing near China

    The Panama-registered Sanchi tanker is seen ablaze in open waters, after colliding with a Chinese bulk ship, January 7, 2018. Analysts say the region is so risky for ships because of the sheer amount of cargo being transported through its waters.
    Is this the real reason the billionaire Mercers cut off Steve Bannon?

    Is this the real reason the billionaire Mercers cut off Steve Bannon?

    Karl Rove joined Dana Perino on "The Daily Briefing" to react to President Trump's apparent break with Steve Bannon . The Washington Times put it more bluntly in a headline: "Are Bannon's Breitbart days numbered?"

Comments

Latest news

AT&T drops plans to carry Huawei smartphones
The Mate 10 Pro could have been the first flagship device from the company to be available through network operators in the US. Huawei has stated that while the Mate 10 Pro won't be offered via a carrier in the US , it would be offered via open channels.

Trump wants immigration compromise - and border wall
DACA has become a bargaining chip as Congress moves closer to having to pass a spending bill or shut down the government. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Jon Tester of Montana, as well as Democratic Rep.

Oil Prices Hit Three-Year Highs on Growth, Geopolitics
Crude oil futures continued to surge Tuesday on expectations the global oil market will soon re-balance. Brent hit US$68.27 last week, the highest since May 2015.

Samsung unveils The Wall
It has the ability to transform into various sizes and offers, incredible brightness, color volume, color gamut, and black levels. The advancements include easier sharing and connectivity, simpler controls for the television, and syncing with other devices.

Bill Belichick: I have a good relationship with Alex Guerrero
Kraft told the MMQB last weekend that he also expects Belichick to be with New England next season. "I'm juiced. As we know, 49ers general manager swung a deal with Bill Belichick to land Garoppolo for a second-round pick .

Shrewsbury Town earn deserved replay against West Ham United
That was before Hart produced the two top saves of an otherwise awful first half, and especially forgettable half for the Hammers .

Planes collide at Toronto airport, causing fire, evacuation
Luckily, the Sunwing plane that was being towed by the ground handling service provider at that time had no passenger on board. Two airliners collided on the tarmac of Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Saturday morning, causing a small fire.

Russia: US exploiting Iran protest to sink nuclear deal
How has Iran's government responded to the economic concerns raised by demonstrators? "The people of Iran are rising up". In her remarks, Ms Haley said the United States would remain steadfastly behind the Iranian protesters.

International Olympic Committee extends North Korea's Winter Olympics participation decision 'deadline'
Ri rebutted Seoul's announcement that the North is behind the warship sinking at a press briefing in May of that year. These will be the first high-level talks between the 2 countries since December 2015.

CES 2018: Amazon's Alexa to challenge Cortana
In August past year , Amazon and Microsoft announced that they were working together to share their digital assistant's abilities. These devices will reportedly use a new Alexa Windows 10 app that's being developed and will be released later this year.

Police Reveal How Missing Sports Reporter Was Found
Roland apparently texted her friend to say a suspicious man was following her at a Walgreens. "I am buying an iPad". The man followed her in a blue truck all the way home, but then he allegedly drove off when she got out.

Jacksonville's defence shuts down Buffalo to reach Divisional playoff game
McCoy finished the regular season as the league's fourth-best rusher at 1,138 yards and six touchdowns on 287 carries. First-year Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone has his first playoff win as a coach - much to Buffalo's dismay.

Jake Tapper Cuts off Stephen Miller on CNN
Miller denounced the book as "very poorly written fiction" and "garbage". Wolff said he had talked to the president several times after that.

Haj House in Lucknow Painted Saffron by Yogi Adityanath Government
The MSP does not support our total production cost. "What else do we do when our pleas have fallen on deaf ears", asked a farmer.

Trump's corrupt media awards: Why some pundits are angling to win
The president initially said he would be announcing the accolades this Monday, and didn't give a reason for the change. Stephen Colbert also got in on the act, purchasing a billboard in Times Square to make sure he would not get snubbed.

Other news