Blizzard and Twitch announce Overwatch League media partnership

Overwatch League Teams Schedule Start Date How to Watch Skins and Everything Else You Need to Know

Blizzard and Twitch announce Overwatch League media partnership

Twitch and Overwatch League officials declined comment.

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.

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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.

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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.

A full schedule and information about ticket sales can be found here, and all matches can be viewed live here.

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