Just in time for the commencement of the Overwatch League, Blizzard and Twitch have partnered up to bring every match to the popular streaming service. The first season gets underway tomorrow.
With the exception of China, Twitch will be the exclusive worldwide third-party provider for Overwatch League regular-season, playoffs, and championship matches.
The Overwatch League and Twitch are also developing innovative rewards and other programs for fans, which will bestow the league's most steadfast viewers with unique Overwatch League in-game items with exclusives.
It can be viewed at overwatchleague.com through its embedded Twitch stream. It is not yet announced as to when these features will be available.
"We want to make sure that players can directly support their favorite Overwatch League teams, which is exactly what our league token system allows us to do", Blizzard said. "That's why this historic and ground-breaking partnership is perfectly suited for Activision Blizzard, for Twitch, and-most importantly-for our growing global fanbase". All 26 Overwatch heroes will have a jersey for each of the 12 Overwatch League teams, meaning there's at least 312 skins to kick off the season.
"The Overwatch League is making a major impact on esports by reshaping the industry with city-based teams", said Kevin Lin, COO of Twitch, in a statement. There have always been murmurs that Twitch would be the chosen destination and so it's the case.
Well, it turns out you really don't have much longer to wait.