The Overwatch Grand Finals are bringing eSports to the masses when they will be broadcast on North America's TBS, one of the largest cable networks. Turner Broadcasting has partnered with eLeague to host the $300,000 tournament. Regional playoff rounds will take place in August with the Grand Finals to be held in September.
“This opportunity to feature Blizzard’s popular Overwatch further expands our eSports offerings and aligns ELEAGUE with a game that is widely embraced by the community,” said Craig Barry, EVP and Chief Content Officer, Turner Sports. “We look forward to bringing the same level of production and storytelling capabilities we’ve demonstrated throughout the first season of ELEAGUE to this championship event.”
Read the full Overwatch Grand Finals press release on eLeague.com's site.
In addition, Overwatch players are reporting reward boxes are handing out Olympic-themed skins and items in celebration of the start of the Rio Olympics. Pretty cool!