Twitch Gets Exclusive Rights to the Overwatch League

Twitch Gets Exclusive Rights to the Overwatch League

And they'll cost you.

Legendary esports commentator and host Chris Puckett has clarified his position with Call of Duty event after his Overwatch League announcement. The company will be giving each Overwatch player enough tokens for one free league skin.

League Skins are purchased with League Tokens, a new currency created especially for the League.

However, the money you pay won't be going to Blizzard, but instead will be used to fund the actual teams.

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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The inaugural season of the Overwatch League is set to kick off soon - the first match is set to go live on Twitch tomorrow, January 10, with the rest of the season running through June.

No matter the reason, Twitch's Overwatch deal is another step on the road to ensuring that Activision's new league hits the ground running. In annual terms, the deal is comparable to the seven-year, $300M deal struck in late '16 by League of Legends publisher Riot Games with BAMTech.

For the first two seasons, Twitch will be the exclusive worldwide third-party provider for Overwatch League. There are also exclusive interviews and videos to enjoy exclusively through the Overwatch League app, so it's a must-have for fans. And now they won't have any excuse for not planning their lives around the matches as Blizzard has launched an official Overwatch League app for Android and iOS. "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.

One of the biggest moments in esports history is finally here.

For the inaugural season, all games will take place at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, a state-of-the-art live-event venue in Burbank, California, custom-renovated for Blizzard Entertainment esports events.

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