Blizzard delivers big with Overwatch League opener

Overwatch League: Twitch snaps up broadcast rights

On the Overwatch League's first day (of Stage 1 - Week 1), the Twitch stream peaked at 415,000 concurrent viewers.

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. She went on to become the first woman ever to play for a team in South Korea's then-premiere (and now defunct) APEX league.

Twitch has said it's working with the game's developer to create new rewards for Overwatch fans, such as exclusive in-game items.

Overwatch is a six-versus-six, team-based first-person shooter game where team members work to eliminate or repel opponents to make an attack on an objective or defend an objective. Skins are available for all 12 teams, and all 26 Overwatch characters, with 50% of the revenue from every Overwatch League skin sold going toward a shared revenue pool for all league teams. Even when the preseason went off without too much of a hitch (talking about you, Philadelphia Fusion), it was a question of how many people would tune in to the opening games featuring both Los Angeles franchises and a primetime matchup between title contenders Dallas Fuel and Seoul Dynasty.

Blizzard has presented the Overwatch League to the game's player base as a monumentally big deal. "Overwatch League home-team skins are now live and can be purchased via our new League Token system, which allows players to directly support their favorite Overwatch League team (or teams!)", Blizzard explains in the patch notes, referring players to the official Overwatch League site for more information. Dynasty met their match as they clashed against the Dallas Fuel.

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The first season of Blizzard's Overwatch League begins on January 11 (Australian time) with twelve teams vying from around the world vying for ultimate Overwatch glory and a lot of prize money. Blizzard says it will split proceeds on the skins with the teams.

Another important function of the Blizzard Arena, Kaplan said, is the ability to have complete control over the broadcast experience of its games.

But Blizzard's push to publicize the Overwatch League would be futile if the matches themselves weren't up to scratch. "You have over-the-top advertising opportunities that wouldn't exist in traditional sports".

The Overwatch League teamed up with HP and Intel to bring the season to the fans.

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