Players tuning in to Twitch during live matches will also be eligible to receive various in-game items as rewards, and though we don't know what the awards might include, the Overwatch League team plans to release more information about different rewards soon.
Excited for the Overwatch League?
With that kind of money on the line, you can be sure that the teams from Los Angeles (two teams, actually), Boston, Dallas, Florida, Houston, London, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seoul, and Shanghai will give it their all, and fans won't want to miss a single minute of it.
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With Overwatch League kicking off its first ever season, Game director Jeff Kaplan recently teased that League-themed skins would be added to Overwatch. Commitments came from the likes of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke and others, each who agreed to the $20 million in franchise fees throughout the next few years. Twitch will show every regular-season and postseason contest for OWL, which starts play tomorrow night, and develop reward programs and new virtual merchandise for viewers. The reason for its introduction into Overwatch is to clearly demarcate the profits for Blizzard and the league's teams.
Will you be watching the Overwatch League?
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. For more info on that, check this out.
For the first two seasons, Twitch will be the exclusive worldwide third-party provider for Overwatch League. Instead, it's just the beginning of what Blizzard has planned for its major foray into the esports medium. 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. As such, you can absolutely expect that team and more to join in season two and beyond. Now I just have to choose a team.