Twitch Deal Costing £66 Million For Overwatch League Rights

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If the OWL can regularly break 150,000 - 200,000 viewers during the first season, it will surely be regarded as one of the biggest success stories in modern esports.

Games broadcasting platform Twitch and publisher Blizzard have signed a last-minute deal handing the streaming service exclusive third-party rights to the Overwatch League.

The deal is believed to spread over a two-year time period which gives access to viewers the first two seasons of Overwatch League. Preseason matches were broadcast exclusively on MLG-which has not offered any viewership statistics-but the regular season matches that begin tomorrow will be the first to stream on Twitch. This treatment does not include transmission rights, but technological development and commercialization.

And, just like traditional sports, fans can watch live broadcasts of every game - in a variety of languages - via the Overwatch League website, official app, or on Twitch.

Overwatch League features teams of players playing the popular game "Overwatch", with teams that advance to the playoffs securing significant payouts.

The patch highlight, however, is the new Overwatch League Team skins.

The Overwatch League is under way at the Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles California.

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In the first day of match-ups we saw San Francisco Shock Vs. Los Angeles Valiant.

BlizzardPlayers can now pay to buy team skins to support their favorite "Overwatch" League team. 12 teams are involved in the competition. Overwatch League has different teams associated with different esports clubs.

He thinks that the youth esports ecosystem that Cloud9 are building will be a great place for women to play competitive games 'in a safer place, ' with the hope that one day they will be able to join the main teams.

While Geguri is definitely not the only woman playing Overwatch at the game's highest levels, she's now the most accomplished and well-known in the world of elite esports.

Back in the press room, Blizzard had both the winning and losing teams hold press conferences after the games for the over 80+ outlets that showed up to the opening festivities.

Simply put, getting more than one team skin will require players to pay up for them. Tomorrow's games starts at 8:00AM Philippine Standard Time, with the London Spitfire taking on Florida Mayhem, followed by Philadelphia Fusion facing off against the Houston Outlaws. The stacked and talented Dallas Fuel roster face off against the Koreans of Seoul Dynasty, three of whom were members of the Overwatch Cup winning team.

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