Overwatch Gets New Skins Today; Marks The Start of A New League

Overwatch League Season One – What You Need to Know

"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", said Armin Zerza, chief operating officer of Blizzard Entertainment, in a statement.

For those wondering, that's a new skin for all 26 Overwatch heroes for each of the 12 Overwatch League teams. All players have received 100 free Overwatch League tokens, which are the game's new currency system specifically for the new skins. Fans can buy skins of their favourite teams with League Tokens.

If you want more than just one skin, it's going to cost you.

Also, like you would expect from the NFL, there is a sort of "fantasy football" for the Overwatch League.

Well, by "team", I mean three of us play Overwatch together sometimes. The same percentage of revenue from other merchandise will be added to that same revenue pool.

Taking a page from other American sports leagues like the National Basketball Association and NFL, the Overwatch League is creating a brand that people will come to know and proudly be a part of in the years to come.

Jaguars defeat Bills 10-3
The Bills got the chance after Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith jumped offside on fourth-and-3, giving Buffalo a first down. The drive culminated in Blake Bortles' 1-yard touchdown pass to Ben Koyack with 49 seconds remaining in the quarter.

No matter the reason, Twitch's Overwatch deal is another step on the road to ensuring that Activision's new league hits the ground running.

This same cycle of two matches per week for five weeks will continue for a total of four stages, meaning each team will participate in a total of 40 matches in the 20 weeks-long first season of the Overwatch League.

Twitch will also be working with Blizzard to bring new rewards to Overwatch League viewers in the form of exclusive in-game items and Cheermotes which will be announced when they are available.

The inaugural season of the Overwatch League is set to kick off soon - the first match is set to go live on Twitch tomorrow, January 10, with the rest of the season running through June. This two-year deal, which encompasses the entirety of the league's first two seasons, makes that a reality.

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. As such, you can absolutely expect that team and more to join in season two and beyond.

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