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Twitch & Overwatch League Sign Multi-Year Media Rights Deal

Posted by Suzie Ford on Jan 09, 2018  | Comments

Twitch & Overwatch League Sign Multi-Year Media Rights Deal -

Twitch and the OverWatch League have signed a multi-year media rights deal that will see every match in every season broadcast on Twitch. The games will be available to fans around the world, except for China. Twitch will be "the worldwide third-party digital provider" for all aspects of the Overwatch League including pre-season play, regular season games, playoffs and championship matches. Streams will be available in English, Korean and French.

You'll be able to check out all of the action on the dedicated Overwatch League Twitch page.

“Our fans love to engage with content on Twitch, and we wanted to drive significant viewership of the Overwatch League in its inaugural season and beyond,” said Armin Zerza, COO of Blizzard Entertainment. “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 is making a major impact on esports by reshaping the industry with city-based teams," said Kevin Lin, COO of Twitch. "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.”

Check out the Overwatch League page to learn more about the inaugural season that kicks off tomorrow!

In related news, team characters skins are now for sale in the Overwatch shop. These are purchased separately from loot boxes with proceeds going to the teams themselves.

Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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