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Sources: Overwatch League-Twitch Deal Worth At Least $90M

If the league can keep viewer numbers high throughout each week of the season, this may be one of the biggest success stories in the history of esports.

Fans that are interested in viewing the Overwatch League they should know that the first season of the league will be running until June, and will complete with playoffs in July. It is this simplicity that makes the Overwatch League the most promising attempt at bringing eSports into the mainstream.

This much was revealed in an Overwatch forum post, as Kaplan replied to a user who had been wondering exactly when they should expect the game's new Blizzard World map and its skins to go live.

All matches will be streamed on the social video service Twitch in English, Korean and French,, the MLG app,, and the Overwatch League companion app.

The 12 teams will meet in a four-stage, 24-week tournament at the Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles.

Then there's the risk of Overwatch overkill. Overwatch League has different teams associated with different esports clubs.

Sources: Overwatch League-Twitch Deal Worth At Least $90M

"We've been pretty vocal about our plans to build out a youth esports ecosystem for Overwatch and other games", Fiden said in an interview.

You'll get 100 free credits for logging in, the cost of a single skin. Just like any other major sport, each team in the League has its own, unique color scheme.

Last night's winners were Los Angeles Valiant, thumping San Francisco Shock 4-0; Los Angeles Gladiators, creaming Shanghai Dragons 4-0; and Seoul Dynasty, overcoming Dallas Fuel 2-1. OVERWATCH, OVERWATCH LEAGUE, BLIZZARD and BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT are trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. In the league there are 9 North American teams and 3 worldwide teams.

A number of changes have been made to Overwatch's visual presentation in order to make it easier to follow for the viewer. Personally, I am a Tracer main and I have to say the Dallas Fuel skin I got for her looks good. Seoul Dynasty players appear as completely clad in gold, with their abilities mimicking this color in order to differentiate their attack from those of their opponents, along with their permanently visible health bars and player tags.

The league is aiming to play matches on a home-and-away basis "as soon as possible", Scarpati said. Big name commentators such as Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles and Erik "DoA" Lonnquist were signed, owners like the New England Patriots Robert Kraft had bought into the league, but until the opening day came, I was still skeptical. "You have over-the-top advertising opportunities that wouldn't exist in traditional sports".

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