Overwatch League Partners With Twitch In Two-Year Broadcast Deal

Overwatch League Partners With Twitch In Two-Year Broadcast Deal

Unlike other major gaming tournaments that are sometimes unclear of where you should head to watch things unfold online, the Overwatch League is making it easy for you to find the right stream every time. There are also exclusive interviews and videos to enjoy exclusively through the Overwatch League app, so it's a must-have for fans.

Excited for the Overwatch League?

With the inaugural season for the Overwatch League beginning tomorrow, fans of Blizzard's team-based shooter looking to tune in might be wondering exactly where they can go to watch the action unfold.

With Overwatch League kicking off its first ever season, Game director Jeff Kaplan recently teased that League-themed skins would be added to Overwatch. Everyone has received the team logos and the league logo spray for free. Other opening day matches will include the Shanghai Dragons against the Los Angeles Gladiators, with the Dallas Fuel then taking on the Seoul Dynasty.

NVIDIA unveils 65 inches HDR gaming monitors with 120Hz GSync tech
The popularity of the Big-Format-Gaming-Display is yet to be determined, and pricing and availability are unknown at present. Even though a remote and Shield controller are included, you don't actually need them to interact with the display.

Fans can watch the games live by buying tickets for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday matches. Total bonuses for Overwatch League teams in the first season will be $3.5 million (approximately Rs. 22 crore), with a minimum of $1 million (around Rs. 6 crore) going to the season one champion. For more info on that, check this out.

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. After the conclusion of the season, there is already a casual "all-stars game" planned for sometime in August. 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. Supposedly, a 13th team based in Chicago was originally planned to join the first season, but the league needed an even number in order for it to work.

A team's track record during the season determines if it gets into the play-offs or not.

In fact, Blizzard has huge global plans for the Overwatch League. Blizzard plans to create similar leagues in South America, Europe, southeast Asia, and Asia Pacific in the near future.

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