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Overwatch Blizzard World and never-before-seen skins are "very close"

Overwatch League Overwatch Blizzard World and never-before-seen skins are "very close"
Theresa Hayes | 10 January, 2018, 22:01

That makes it easy for gamers, who can consume all of their Overwatch action via one source, but also means Twitch will net all of that advertising revenue from viewers tuning in.

Taking into account the payment for annual transmission rights, this move would surpass the $300 million contract for 7 years signed by Riot Games with BAMTech in 2016, to boost the League of Legends meetings. The first regular-season games will be played later today, with the Pacific Division teams facing off: San Francisco Shock vs. Los Angeles Valiant, Shanghai Dragons vs. Los Angeles Gladiators, and Dallas Fuel vs. Seoul Dynasty. Preseason matches were broadcast exclusively on MLG-which has not offered any viewership statistics-but the regular season matches that begin tomorrow will be the first to stream on Twitch.

"Connecting and engaging the world through epic entertainment is our mission", said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard.

We'll see how the Overwatch League pans out over the next few months, but we certainly wish all those involved, competitors and partners alike, the best of luck.

With the 1st season of Overwatch League about to get started, Blizzard has rolled out a new Overwatch update for all platforms. "Given Overwatch's consistent reign as a top-viewed game by our community, we look forward to offering their pioneering style of league play to a large and passionate fanbase that will be able to bond over not only their favourite plays, but also hometown pride".

The Overwatch League is the first major esports extravaganza to feature city-based teams, following a more traditional sports structure. Matches will take place every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Overwatch League has different teams associated with different esports clubs. For accurate schedule visit the official site for more details.