Overwatch League Tokens Explained: How to Get Them and What They Do

Overwatch League Tokens Explained: How to Get Them and What They Do

Activision Blizzard Inc. will televise matches for its new professional league for players of the video game Overwatch on Amazon.com Inc.'s Twitch, betting that fans of the service for gamers will embrace professionally produced competitions.

With Overwatch League kicking off its first ever season, Game director Jeff Kaplan recently teased that League-themed skins would be added to Overwatch.

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

Speaking in a press release, Blizzard COO Armin Zera said that the new partnership is a way for fans to stay connected with the Overwatch League brand over the coming years.

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

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). Seasonal play will run until June, and playoffs will begin in July. Here are a list of the teams (and their owners) who have paid a reported $20 million dollars for rights to participate in the new league.

Talking about the deal, Twitch COO Kevin Lin said: "The Overwatch League is making a major impact on esports by reshaping the industry with city-based teams". Among those, the Los Angeles Valiant announced on Tuesday that it will compete at the Microsoft Theater in LA Live starting in Season 3, which is owned by one of its investor groups, Anschutz Entertainment Group.

Blizzard has experimented with streaming their esports events on platforms other than Twitch, and it has nearly always been met with resistance. If you want to take a look at all the skins yourself, YouTube channel Overwatch XL has uploaded a handy video showcasing them all. That's the exclusive platform for Call of Duty. On the main menu, navigate down to the tab that says "Overwatch League", then select your favorite team. Now we'll see how far it can go.


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