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Twitch snags last-minute Overwatch League streaming deal

Twitch snags last-minute Overwatch League streaming deal

In July, Activision Blizzard announced an e-sports league for the game that it hopes could eventually prove more lucrative than the UK's football Premier League. That wasn't an ideal situation for team owners, according to San Francisco Shock owner Andy Miller. You can peruse the Overwatch League's schedule here.

It expands on an agreement between Twitch and Blizzard signed a year ago that gave the streaming service rights to esports tournaments for games such as Starcraft, Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm. Blizzard has even partnered up with Twitch for a reported $90M contract to air the live eSports event exclusively. Blizzard players also will be given easy access to the Overwatch League's web presence via a new Overwatch League tab in the Blizzard Battle.net Desktop App. Matches will take place every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Because it's Twitch, viewers will be able to interact with the streams (though I'd suggest hiding the Twitch chat bar unless you want to see the very worst side of humanity), and there'll be a "viewership reward system" that'll dole out Overwatch items to loyal viewers. In fact, Overwatch is giving users who log into the game one free team skin for the character of their choice until January 19.

There are 12 sets of skins for each team, sold individually for the game's 26 playable characters.

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The Overwatch League is supported by sponsors HP® and Intel®, with players competing on cutting-edge gaming hardware including HP's OMEN gaming PCs, powered by the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processors.

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

Blizzard is desperate to turn the Overwatch League into esport's next big thing, and they will do anything to get there.


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