At The Last Minute, Blizzard Strikes Overwatch League Deal With Twitch

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League Skins are purchased with League Tokens, a new currency created especially for the League. For players who log on before February 13, they'll be awarded with enough "league tokens" to get one skin for a character for free. From its schedule, to teams, and how to watch it, this is everything you need to know about the Overwatch League. You can also view results and league standing changes as they happen.

Quickly check the standings or catch the latest stories and videos from the Overwatch League, including interviews, team profiles, breaking news, and in-game analysis.

The Overwatch League is a big bet for Blizzard/Activision, which has gone all-in to promote and support the league for its newest and fastest growing title (that fastest growing medal may be a function of the game's novelty, or a function of the incredible spread of gaming since the launch of Overwatch in 2014 and the company's last completely new game launch ... in the 1990s).

Overwatch League skins are now available on Overwatch's live server.

Earlier today the Overwatch League and social video service Twitch announced a historic esports media-rights partnership for Overwatch, ensuring that every match of the world's first major global city-based esports league will be readily available to fans across the globe. Sources familiar with Blizzard's plans told ESPN the league has signed a deal with another Chinese broadcaster, but the partner was not specified and Activision Blizzard did not announce that on Tuesday.




The deal will also feature a number of in-game item exclusives and rewards for fans using the Twitch platform.

Aside from China, the new agreement provides exclusive worldwide coverage of all of the first two seasons of Overwatch League.

The first season of the league will run from January to June with playoffs and finals slated for July.

For the inaugural season, all games will take place at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, a state-of-the-art live-event venue in Burbank, California, custom-renovated for Blizzard Entertainment esports events. The core addition of the patch is an entirely new menu accessed via the Overwatch League button on the main screen.

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