Overwatch League update adds a ton of new skins and changes

Overwatch League

However, Twitch forked over $90 million for exclusive Overwatch League broadcasting rights, so Goldhaber's employer has a large stake in the league's success as well.

The deal is believed to spread over a two-year time period which gives access to viewers the first two seasons of Overwatch League. The first is the ability to watch Overwatch League matches directly from the game client. This treatment does not include transmission rights, but technological development and commercialization. Though he hasn't responded, we can assume that, since Ravager is a Twitch mod, these numbers only represent Twitch viewership thus leaving out the viewers from other streaming locations such as the official Overwatch League Website.

The Overwatch League's performance, in terms of viewership and ability to attract ad dollars, will be closely watched by other video game makers. People from all over the globe can now watch the matches between their favorite teams as they unfold from Twitch. Overwatch's developer, Blizzard Entertainment, in the fall of '16 announced plans for a league "backed by deep-pocketed investors" including Rams Owner Stan Kroenke and Patriots Owner Robert Kraft.

We'll see how the Overwatch League pans out over the next few months, but we certainly wish all those involved, competitors and partners alike, the best of luck.


The inaugural season of Activision Blizzard's (ATVI) Overwatch League kicked off on Wednesday, heralding a new era in eSports. In the league there are 9 North American teams and 3 global teams. In the Pacific Division you have the Dallas Fuel, Los Angeles Gladiators, Los Angeles Valiant, San Francisco Shock, Seoul Dynasty and Shanghai Dragons. All players who log in between now and February 13, 2018, will receive enough League Tokens to obtain a team uniform of their choice free. Losing players and teams are often given the chance to reject interviews in esports, but Blizzard treated their competitors like any other athlete in the National Basketball Association or NFL.

Along with the launch of the new season, Blizzard is offering plenty of new character skins for players to get their hands on. For just logging into the game, you'll get 100 tokens, redeemable for any one skin. Completely voluntary and have no impact on the gameplay of the game.

Tomorrow's matches are: London Spitfire vs Florida Mayhem, Philadelphia Fusion vs Houston Outlaws, and Boston Uprising vs New York Excelsior. 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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