Overwatch - New Patch Introduces League Team Skins

Overwatch - New Patch Introduces League Team Skins

Twitch will show every regular-season and postseason match for the OWL, with roughly half of the regular season stuff still finding its ways to MLG.tv. That wasn't an ideal situation for team owners, according to San Francisco Shock owner Andy Miller.

The twelve teams competing in the Overwatch League's first season are Boston Uprising, Dallas Fuel, Florida Mayhem, Houston Outlaws, London Spitfires, Los Angeles Gladiators, Los Angeles Valiant, New York Excelsior, Philadelphia Fusion, San Francisco Shock, Seoul Dynasty and Shanghai Dragons. Blizzard has even partnered up with Twitch for a reported $90M contract to air the live eSports event exclusively. "Given Overwatch's consistent reign as a top-viewed game by our community, 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 favourite plays, but also hometown pride". Matches will take place every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. A full schedule and information about ticket sales can be found at https://overwatchleague.com/.

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Overwatch League does involve a number of big esports superstars, as well as big investors behind each of the teams, and it promises the kind of worldwide action that competitive fans have been waiting for. If players log-in before 13 February they'll receive 100 free "League Tokens" that will get them one free League skin of their choice.

"The Overwatch League is making a major impact on esports by reshaping the industry with city-based teams", Twitch COO Kevin Lin said. Although details of "insider content", have been kept quite quiet for now, Twitch has said it will be looking to reward the biggest fans with certain items, cheering emotes and more. OVERWATCH, OVERWATCH LEAGUE, BLIZZARD and BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT are trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

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