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Overwatch League's Streaming Deal With Twitch Reportedly Worth At Least $90M

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Lori Graves | 15 January, 2018, 01:43

Even though the game is being held in the morning which is a rather inconvenient time to watch, the Korean channel, in particular, shows a somewhat remarkable number of 18,000 viewers.

Blizzard's investment into their most recent esports title left nobody in doubt about their commitment to the game, but many wondered whether their belief in the league's potential was misplaced.

When asked if the new league is a way to promote the games or a way to drive revenue through the competitions themselves, Kotick said it was both.

The American video game publisher - maker of the massively successful competitive first-person shooter Overwatch, which had a player base of more than 35 million players as of last October - has made a decision to double down on the game's popularity by running a season-based competition similar to what one might find in traditional sports.

Blizzard has a lot to celebrate over with everything they've accomplished with Overwatch.

The long-awaited Overwatch League kicked off and started their regular season today with three games of Blizzard's premier esport.

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We'll see how the Overwatch League pans out over the next few months, but we certainly wish all those involved, competitors and partners alike, the best of luck.

The Valiant will face the San Francisco Shock in the opening match, set to begin at 4 p.m., while the Gladiators will face the Shanghai Dragons at 6 p.m.in the second match.

Which team are you rooting for?

Viewers can tune in to catch all the action on Twitch, MLG.com and the MLG app (on iOS and Android), OverwatchLeague.com, and the Overwatch League companion app, which launched Monday for iOS and Android. OVERWATCH, OVERWATCH LEAGUE, BLIZZARD and BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT are trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Like any proper drug dealer, Blizzard will offer fans a small taste of these skins for free in order to get them hooked and coming back for their next fix.

The camera changes are fast-paced but not hard to follow. Key events that may have been missed are replayed nearly instantly, while each match is followed by a highlight reel and a deconstruction of each round's key moments by the League's presenters. "You have over-the-top advertising opportunities that wouldn't exist in traditional sports". Not only is the Overwatch League shaping up to be a compelling viewing experience for fans of the FPS, but it seems destined to attract a slew of newcomers to the game, too.

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