Blizzard and Twitch announce Overwatch League media partnership
Jan 10 2018
By the numbers, the entire wardrobe of skins would cost upwards of $1000, though that would really be for the most obsessive collectors and doesn't really seem to be the point of the whole thing as it's to show support for the team that you root for.
With Overwatch League kicking off its first ever season, Game director Jeff Kaplan recently teased that League-themed skins would be added to Overwatch.
League Skins are purchased with League Tokens, a new currency created especially for the League. Total bonuses for Overwatch League teams in the first season will be $3.5 million (approximately Rs. 22 crore), with a minimum of $1 million (around Rs. 6 crore) going to the season one champion. Bend time, defy physics and unleash a dizzying array of extraordinary powers and weapons in a rapid-fire team-based shooter. Watch live or dive into the action later with on-demand videos.
Considering that these skins do little other than swap the color palettes of Overwatch's heroes for the recognizable colors of each team, $4.99 is a steep asking price. For players who log on before February 13, they'll be awarded with enough "league tokens" to get one skin for a character for free.
LOS ANGELES - Activision Blizzard and Twitch have completed a two-year deal to broadcast both season one and two of the Overwatch League on Twitch.tv, the two companies announced at the league's media day on Tuesday. Sources familiar with Blizzard's plans told ESPN the league has signed a deal with another Chinese broadcaster, but the partner was not specified and Activision Blizzard did not announce that on Tuesday.
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.
The deal will also feature a number of in-game item exclusives and rewards for fans using the Twitch platform.
The first season of the league will run from January to June with playoffs and finals slated for July. The first season gets underway tomorrow. The full schedule and information about ticket sales can be found at https://overwatchleague.com/ or you can look at the listings down here.