You'll be able to purchase them with a new type of currency.
"Our fans love to engage with content on Twitch, and we wanted to drive significant viewership of the Overwatch League in its inaugural season and beyond", Zerza said. The core addition of the patch is an entirely new menu accessed via the Overwatch League button on the main screen. Bend time, defy physics and unleash a dizzying array of extraordinary powers and weapons in a rapid-fire team-based shooter.
However, the money you pay won't be going to Blizzard, but instead will be used to fund the actual teams. For players who log on before February 13, they'll be awarded with enough "league tokens" to get one skin for a character for free. The first round of matches will start tomorrow, and Twitch has secured exclusive media rights for the first two Overwatch League seasons.
Twitch will be the third-party provider for everything from the regular season, through the playoffs and championship games and will broadcast in English, Korean, and French. The partnership also brings with it exclusive Overwatch League items in the game itself for some of the most die-hard viewers.
"This cements Twitch's position as the strongest Western player in live e-sports video, and I consider the platform a natural home for the Overwatch League", he said. In annual terms, the deal is comparable to the seven-year, $300M deal struck in late '16 by League of Legends publisher Riot Games with BAMTech. And now they won't have any excuse for not planning their lives around the matches as Blizzard has launched an official Overwatch League app for Android and iOS.
As one of the most recognized personalities within the esports scene, Chris Puckett has solidified himself as a major talent within the industry since his inception to the community in the early 2000's.
For the inaugural season, all games will take place at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, a state-of-the-art live-event venue in Burbank, California, custom-renovated for Blizzard Entertainment esports events. The full schedule and information about ticket sales can be found at https://overwatchleague.com/ or you can look at the listings down here.
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