In addition, the new Tokens system will also be going live, and new skins will cost 100 Tokens to buy. Team-branded skins were announced previous year on December 4. You'll find the skins by clicking on each of the 12 Overwatch League team names-one for each of Overwatch's 26 heroes, which adds up to 312 different skins. In addition to the free tokens, all players have been given 13 new sprays consisting of the twelve team logos and the Overwatch League logo. It's an exciting time for esports, as Blizzard vies to prove that city-based teams that are constructed similar to physical sports are just as viable for the future of esports.
Pfizer ends research into new Alzheimer's, Parkinson's drugs
Alzheimer's and Parkinson's are both neurodegenerative diseases that damage memory and motor functions, respectively. Pfizer is to axe research and development into new neuroscience drugs, leading to around 300 job losses .
Fans of professional Overwatch have been eagerly anticipating a seamless Overwatch League viewing experience.
The Overwatch League 40-match regular season runs until June; the top finishers in each six-team division will get automatic playoff berths, while the next four across both divisions will compete to reach the semi-finals, much like the NFL playoffs. Naturally, the streaming company and Blizzard have cooked up exclusive in-game rewards, likely in the vein of the jerseys the latter recently released within Overwatch to hype up the league. Details on these in-game rewards or how to claim them are still being worked on, but Blizzard will announce more when they're ready.
Switch officially outsells the Wii U in Japan
Yes, in less than a year, the Switch outsold the Wii U in Japan at 3.4 million Switch units sold to 3.3 million Wii Us. It's likely a watershed moment for Nintendo, which was roundly criticised for much of its approach with the Wii U.
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. "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". The deal, announced earlier today, is believed to be the biggest exclusive distribution deal in esports history.
France's Macron Visits China to Forge Strategic Partnership
Macron's first official visit to Asia marks a new stage in his diplomacy, which has so far been concentrated on Europe and Africa. But Macron will show a photo of it to Xi when they meet in Beijing .