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Blizzard and Twitch announce Overwatch League media partnership

Overwatch League Tokens Blizzard and Twitch announce Overwatch League media partnership
Guillermo Lane | 10 January, 2018, 00:31

100 League tokens buys you a skin.

Regardless of whether you agree with it or not, the skins do show support for the respective Overwatch teams and Blizzard is allowing you to show your allegiance by allowing you to select one skin by granting you tokens to purchase your first one in-game. You can also view results and league standing changes as they happen.

It came down to the wire, but the Overwatch League has secured a multi-year distribution deal with Twitch.

Later this week, some of the best of the best in the competitive Overwatch scene will kick off the inaugural season of the Overwatch League. This in-game currency can only be used for Overwatch League skins.

According to Blizzard's announcement, Twitch is set to broadcast each and every Overwatch League match live over the course of the league's first two seasons in English, French, and Korean, with this two-year deal for exclusive broadcast rights including playoffs and championship matches. 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.

Blizzard and Twitch announce Overwatch League media partnership
Blizzard and Twitch announce Overwatch League media partnership

After all, Overwatch already has an existing player count of more than 35 million worldwide, and with the game's third-party stream going to Twitch's viewership-which boasts an audience bigger than HBO or Netflix-there's definitely some major potential for the team-based shooter to push eSports toward universal appeal.

"That's why this historic and ground-breaking partnership is perfectly suited for Activision Blizzard, for Twitch, and-most importantly-for our growing global fanbase".

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.

Hometown pride won't be part of the first season of games, which will all take place at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, in Burbank, California. The first match goes live on January 10 at 4PM PST when the San Francisco Shock meet the Los Angeles Valiant. The full schedule and information about ticket sales can be found at https://overwatchleague.com/ or you can look at the listings down here.

Google is combining its payments ecosystem into one service called Google Pay
Through Google Pay, it is possible to send and receive money from/to your friends/colleagues/family apart from shopping payments. Lastly, Instacart orders of at least $35 completed with Google Pay by January 16 score $10 markdowns.


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