Twitch Is the Exclusive Streaming Platform for the Overwatch League

Twitch Is the Exclusive Streaming Platform for the Overwatch League

It's no secret that Twitch is the premium place to watch video games live on the internet.

Skin tokens can be purchased through Blizzard. Team-branded skins were announced a year ago on December 4.

Overwatch is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

The forthcoming Overwatch League is set to take esports to the next level, with various professional teams taking on one another in some exciting Overwatch contests. In total that's a whopping 312 skins to start the season. There, players cannot only see and purchase OWL team skins, but also see a limited OWL schedule.

Image Robert Paul  Blizzard Entertainment
Image Robert Paul Blizzard Entertainment

You'll be able to purchase them with a new type of currency.

Equally, it was announced that the game's eSports teams will be allowed to sell their own unique team colours to fans. With multiple quality options for viewers with poor internet connections, cheers capabilities and the one-of-a-kind organism that is Twitch chat, watching live video games on Twitch is an experiencing that now can't be replicated anywhere else. This two-year deal, which encompasses the entirety of the league's first two seasons, makes that a reality. Twitch intends to air regular-season match-ups, as well as playoffs and championship matches.

The two partners are also working on finding ways to part fans from their money with different features and rewards that will give perks to fans like in-game items and exclusives, the company said. 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. After all, Overwatch already has an existing player count of more than 35 million worldwide, and with the game's third-party stream going to Twitch's viewership-which boasts an audience bigger than HBO or Netflix-there's definitely some major potential for the team-based shooter to push eSports toward universal appeal.

"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 arena for the inaugural season is Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, which has a capacity of just 450. The full schedule and information about ticket sales can be found at https://overwatchleague.com/ or you can look at the listings down here.

Related Articles

  • MoviePass army up to 1.5M

    MoviePass army up to 1.5M

    The movie subscription service launched back in 2012, but it only started to really take off over the past year, thanks to some changes made to the pricing.
    PGA suspends Brad Fritsch after Canadian self-reports anti-doping violation

    PGA suspends Brad Fritsch after Canadian self-reports anti-doping violation

    Fritsch began the program, which consisted of highly disciplined eating and several supplements including a spray called "BioSom". The tour continued that it had accepted his acknowledgement, and that he will be able to return at the end of February.

    TCW Group Inc. Purchases 91678 Shares of Newfield Exploration Company (NFX)

    Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for Newfield Exploration Co .as $487360 in the Current Quarter. Finally, Credit Suisse Group began coverage on shares of Newfield Exploration in a report on Monday, December 11th.
  • Ivanka Trump Praises Oprah's Golden Globes Speech About Sexual Predators

    Ivanka Trump Praises Oprah's Golden Globes Speech About Sexual Predators

    Of Ms Taylor, Winfrey said: "She lived, as we all have lived, too many years in a culture broken brutally by powerful men". This is all very nice, but it's easy to guess that things could get ugly between the two should Winfrey run.
    Solar roof production underway at SolarCity in Buffalo

    Solar roof production underway at SolarCity in Buffalo

    They now have "roughly 500 employees" at the plant and the hiring process is ongoing, according to Tesla . That doesn't include what is likely to be a substantial decline in its fourth-quarter deployments.

    N.Korea says nuclear program talks would dent inter-Korean ties

    South Korea wanted the talks to widen to include key security concerns. "At the appropriate time, we'll get involved", he said. For many in South Korea, the new opening with the North represents a hopeful sign for what's still a risky situation.
  • Andreas Christensen: Chelsea defender signs new contract

    Andreas Christensen: Chelsea defender signs new contract

    Chelsea confirmed centre-back Andreas Christensen has signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract, keeping him at the club until 2022.
    Injustice 2 Enchantress release goes live on PS4 and Xbox One

    Injustice 2 Enchantress release goes live on PS4 and Xbox One

    With characters normally released one month apart, fans can expect the Turtles to join the game at some point in February. Today, she fights for her very soul, struggling to harness the Enchantress' magic for good.

    Streets near UAE's Ankara Embassy renamed after diplomatic row over Ottoman governor

    The decision to rename the streets was taken unanimously Monday by Ankara Metropolitan Municipal Council. A senior diplomat was recalled to Ankara to make a complaint about the post.
  • Credit card debt on watch

    Credit card debt on watch

    Balances climbed 0.6 percent on mortgages, 1.9 percent on auto loans, 3.1 percent on credit cards, and 1 percent on student loans this past quarter, according to the statement .

    $1.53 EPS Expected for Discover Financial Services (DFS)

    Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its position in shares of Discover Financial Services by 6.4% during the third quarter. Since August 10, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 3 sales for $1.82 million activity. (NASDAQ:SWKS) on Tuesday, August 29.
    Facebook's upcoming 'Portal' video chat device will reportedly cost a ridiculous $499

    Facebook's upcoming 'Portal' video chat device will reportedly cost a ridiculous $499

    Facebook could decide to lower the price when the device is first released in order to help it get some traction from consumers. Facebook reportedly plans to start shipping the device some time in the second half of this year.