With Overwatch League kicking off its first ever season, Game director Jeff Kaplan recently teased that League-themed skins would be added to Overwatch. Twitch and Overwatch League officials declined comment.
League Skins are purchased with League Tokens, a new currency created especially for the League. Purchasing League Tokens supports the teams in a revenue split with Blizzard, although the details of exactly how the money is split have not been publicly revealed. Unlike other major gaming tournaments that are sometimes unclear of where you should head to watch things unfold online, the Overwatch League is making it easy for you to find the right stream every time. Weekly schedules are displayed in the new Overwatch League tab in-game.
Twitch will be the third-party provider for everything from the regular season, through the playoffs and championship games and will broadcast in English, Korean, and French.
Of course, you can expect a season two a year from now that will bring with it improvements and new additions. 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. The Overwatch League in-game menu isn't just for staring at the shiny new skins - players can watch the games via this menu when they're live. The deal, announced earlier today, is believed to be the biggest exclusive distribution deal in esports history.
The first season of the league will run from January to June with playoffs and finals slated for July. "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". 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.
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