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.



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