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Overwatch League Gives Twitch Exclusive Broadcast Rights

10 January 2018, 12:31 | Brenda Erickson

Overwatch League Gives Twitch Exclusive Broadcast Rights

Overwatch League Gives Twitch Exclusive Broadcast Rights

In total, that's technically 312 new color variant skins available; one for each hero per team's color scheme. Watch live or dive into the action later with on-demand videos.

To celebrate the momentous occasion, Blizzard has put team skins for each of the Pacific or Atlantic aligned teams for characters into Overwatch. One hundred League tokens cost $5; that means one Overwatch League skins costs the same.

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

At this point it's also unclear what other plans Blizzard has up their sleeves with regards to earning tokens to purchase more skins and whether they'll do giveaways for watching matches of Overwatch League, which many suspect.

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).

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It's the opening week of Overwatch League-the first matches start tomorrow on Twitch-and as such Blizzard has added team skins for every character. The deal, announced earlier today, is believed to be the biggest exclusive distribution deal in esports history.

Activision Blizzard said the deal was great "for our growing global fan base".

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The Overwatch League and Twitch are also developing innovative rewards and other programs for fans, which will bestow the league's most steadfast viewers with unique Overwatch League in-game items with exclusives. "Given Overwatch's consistent reign as a top viewed game by our community, 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". Twelve teams, comprising of professional Overwatch players from all across the world, will compete for the first Overwatch League championship title, where finals will be held in July 2018. Twitch and Overwatch League officials declined comment. 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.

The Overwatch League's first season is broken up into four stages, with the first one beginning on January 10, and going on till February 10.

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