Overwatch League-Twitch Deal Worth At Least $90M

Overwatch League-Twitch Deal Worth At Least $90M

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.

It came down to the wire, but the Overwatch League has secured a multi-year distribution deal with Twitch.

The skins were released today by Blizzard, with each skin available to unlock for 100 League Tokens each. The city-based league will pull together teams from all over the globe and have them duke it out to see who is truly the best Overwatch team in the world. Twitch and Overwatch League officials declined comment. Watch live or dive into the action later with on-demand videos. All players have received 100 free Overwatch League tokens, which are the game's new currency system specifically for the new skins.

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.

However, the money you pay won't be going to Blizzard, but instead will be used to fund the actual teams.

Which is why today's announcement that the next two years of the Overwatch League (Seasons 1 and 2) will be exclusively broadcasted on Twitch is such a comfort to fans.

More details about insider content and additional rewards for the biggest fans, as well as Cheering with Overwatch League Cheermotes, will be announced as they become available.

Activision Blizzard said the deal was great "for our growing global fan base". The partnership also brings with it exclusive Overwatch League items in the game itself for some of the most die-hard viewers.

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. "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".

The first match of the Overwatch League's inaugural season goes live tomorrow on Twitch this Wednesday, January 10 at 4:00 pm PST here.

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