Overwatch League Had Over 400000 Viewers in First Day

13 January, 2018, 01:57 | Author: Jacqueline Daniels
  • Twitch signs exclusive broadcast deal for Blizzard’s Overwatch League for a reported $90m

As per yesterday's streaming partnership news for the Overwatch League with Twitch comes the official kick-off of the first season with 12 teams representing major cities in Asia, Europe, and North America. You have the team you support, the players you like, and the rivals you desperately want to see them beat.

Sports Business Daily report the deal is worth $90m, a substantial chunk of change, although their sources claim this may not all be tied up in broadcasting the Overwatch League, but could speak of further collaboration between the two companies under the same deal. "To regularly go with friends or family to a place and watch your team live is a new frontier for esports, and I think it's really exciting".

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The Overwatch League streams its games at times that are not ideal for European and Korean viewers, so we may see a rise in viewers from VODs.

This week developer Blizzard is pushing hard to make Overwatch a serious esport. Los Angeles Gladiators, Seoul Dynasty, New York Excelsior, London Spitfire, Philadelphia Fusion, Houston Outlaws, Florida Mayhem, Dallas Fuel, Shanghai Dragons, San Francisco Shock, Los Angeles Valiant, and Boston Uprising. Overwatch League has different teams associated with different esports clubs.

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I heard this line of reasoning a few times throughout the day: now isn't the time to give women players a shot, but someday they will totally be part of the Overwatch League, somehow. The latest addition to Blizzard's stable of twenty-one #1 games, Overwatch was built from the ground up for online competition, with memorable characters and fast-paced action designed for the most engaging gameplay and spectator experiences.

The final match of the day saw Dallas Fuel Vs. Seoul Dynasty. If it's anything like the rush of launch day, the Overwatch League will truly be something special year in, year out. OVERWATCH, OVERWATCH LEAGUE, BLIZZARD and BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT are trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Key events that may have been missed are replayed nearly instantly, while each match is followed by a highlight reel and a deconstruction of each round's key moments by the League's presenters.

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Also akin to traditional sports, these teams will be battling it out over a gruelling regular season and postseason schedule. In the first season, the league features 12 city-based teams split into two divisions.

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