Blizzard and Twitch announce Overwatch League media partnership

Overwatch League UPDATE Team Skins Tokens,going LIVE on PS4 Xbox and PC

Twitch's broadcast deal with Blizzard is a multi-year pact that covers the Overwatch League's first two seasons. In total that's a whopping 312 skins to start the season. This covers the first two seasons of the league, including regular season events, playoffs, and finals.

The $90M figure may not include other aspects of the Twitch-Blizzard relationship not attributable to the Overwatch League, sources said. That deal is exclusive on joint tech-development and commercialization, not competition coverage.

Unfortunately, these new skins mean I'll have to be repping my home Overwatch League team, San Francisco Shock, even with its ghastly bright orange palette. All players have received 100 free Overwatch League tokens, which are the game's new currency system specifically for the new skins.

But the lack of clarity was also a cause for some concern among Overwatch fans, who have been left uncertain as to how they'd be able to watch the matches. Sure enough, the team skins are now in the live game. "We're also working with Blizzard to develop new rewards for Overwatch fans, including exclusive in-game items", the streaming video platform wrote in a blog post. Exactly what time they'll go live on January 10 remains to be seen, but we'll make sure we update this post as soon as we spot them go live.

Overwatch League- Team Uniforms and Skins    
    See the team skins for all 12 city-based franchises
Overwatch League- Team Uniforms and Skins See the team skins for all 12 city-based franchises

"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, chief operating officer of Blizzard Entertainment, in a statement.

The Overwatch League, which is based on Activision's hit shooter game, features teams from 12 cities, from London to Shanghai. "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 deal is not a surprise considering that Twitch and Blizzard have a long history of collaborating for esports events.

A full schedule and information about ticket sales can be found here, and all matches can be viewed live here.

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