Overwatch League update adds a ton of new skins and changes

Overwatch League: Twitch snaps up broadcast rights

To help fans keep track of Overwatch League news, Blizzard has just released an official app for iOS and Android. Twitch's deal does not include rights to stream to the Chinese market.

From January until June this year, Blizzard will host the Overwatch League, or OWL, the company's push for an esports organization modeled after traditional sports.

Both Los Angeles teams ran riot in their respective matches, and watching fans may have been getting a bit anxious that we would go the entire first day without seeing an actual competitive match.

SportsBusinessDaily's sources say this deal cost Twitch in the region of $90 million, although this may cover existing elements of Twitch and Activision-Blizzard's relationship beyond Overwatch League.

Overwatch League pits 12 teams of professional Overwatch players against one another during a season that's scheduled to last six months. Even that average is believed to be at least 100,000 viewers more than any previous Overwatch esports event was able to attract, but 415,000 is that much higher again than Overwatch League's opening day average viewership and then some. To allow fans to cheer on their teams and for everyone to make a little bit of extra money on the side, skins for each hero and team in the League can be purchased in-game. In the future, the idea is that the season will become home-and-away, with teams across the globe building their own venues and the squads travelling across oceans to participate.

In the first day of match-ups we saw San Francisco Shock Vs. Los Angeles Valiant.

The patch highlight, however, is the new Overwatch League Team skins. It offers things like live streams of matches, news, standings, schedules, and alerts for when your favorite team is about to play.

Each team will play a total of 40 games in the regular season split down the middle with 20 cross-division games and 20 within division. 100 tokens are enough to buy one costume for a character to support one team.

On top of that, if you sign up for the League's newsletter using your Battle.net email, you'll get another 100 extra tokens for free.

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