Fifty percent of revenue from the Overwatch League skins will go to a shared pot for the teams. What's cool is that Blizzard is letting players of the game purchase skins for their favorite teams, so they can represent them online.
Blizzard added a new Overwatch League tab to the game, where all the league's information and skins are housed.
He has been a key member of the MLG team throughout his career, commentating and casting for high-profile esport titles such as Call of Duty, Halo, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and various others, including a new position with the highly-anticipated Overwatch League.
Get ready Overwatch fans, because your official eSports league begins tomorrow. In addition to the free tokens, all players have been given 13 new sprays consisting of the twelve team logos and the Overwatch League logo.
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.
The league is comprised of 12 different teams, divided up into two divisions: Atlantic and Pacific.
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However, the money you pay won't be going to Blizzard, but instead will be used to fund the actual teams.
"Blizzard has cut it fine by announcing Twitch as its streaming partner for the Overwatch League just a day before the start of the competition in Los Angeles on 10 January", said Piers Harding-Rolls, head of games research at analyst IHS Markit. There are also exclusive interviews and videos to enjoy exclusively through the Overwatch League app, so it's a must-have for fans.
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The inaugural season of the Overwatch League concludes with the playoffs this summer, but that isn't the end at all. This two-year deal, which encompasses the entirety of the league's first two seasons, makes that a reality.
Overwatch League skins are now available on Overwatch's live server. The deal, announced earlier today, is believed to be the biggest exclusive distribution deal in esports history. Honours that comes with a whole lot of green to the tune of $125 000 for the winners of each of the season's four five-week long stages, with a final overall Overwatch League Champion prize of a cool $1 million.