Blizzard and Twitch announce Overwatch League media partnership

Blizzard and Twitch announce Overwatch League media partnership

Wherever their voices will be heard, the broadcast talent for Overwatch League were announced earlier today. From its schedule, to teams, and how to watch it, this is everything you need to know about the Overwatch League. Blizzard will also update the app with "the latest stories and videos from the Overwatch League, including interviews, team profiles, breaking news, and in-game analysis" to make sure you always have Overwatch content over the course of the league. Total bonuses for Overwatch League teams in the first season will be $3.5 million (approximately Rs. 22 crore), with a minimum of $1 million (around Rs. 6 crore) going to the season one champion. And now they won't have any excuse for not planning their lives around the matches as Blizzard has launched an official Overwatch League app for Android and iOS. Watch live or dive into the action later with on-demand videos. Purchasing League Tokens supports the teams in a revenue split with Blizzard, although the details of exactly how the money is split have not been publicly revealed.

The two-year deal, which will include every. single. game. of the league's first two seasons includes every geography but China (no word about who the streaming partner will be there).

Twitch will be the exclusive worldwide third-party provider for all the Overwatch League matches with streams in English, Korean, and French. "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 favorite plays, but hometown pride".

The Overwatch League menu has been added to the menu screen
The Overwatch League menu has been added to the menu screen

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

The first season of the Overwatch League will run until June, with playoffs and finals scheduled for July.

The first match of the inaugural season of Overwatch is set for 4:00 pm PST to catch the kids on the West Coast as they get out of school, kids on the East Coast as they finish dinner, and kids in Asia as they get up in the morning. If you're lucky enough to be in the Los Angeles area, you can actually get tickets to see the matches go down in person at the Blizzard Arena.

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