At The Last Minute, Blizzard Strikes Overwatch League Deal With Twitch

Two-season stream.

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In anticipation of the regular season of the first Overwatch League tournament on January 10, 2018, the Overwatch League and streaming video service Twitch announced a two-year media rights partnership providing global live access to the six-month competition. The first match goes live on January 10 at 4PM PST when the San Francisco Shock meet the Los Angeles Valiant. It can be viewed at overwatchleague.com through its embedded Twitch stream. Past matches will be archived under the site's Videos tab. You can also catch the matches directly on Twitch's website and at mlg.tv.

Twitch will be the exclusive worldwide third-party provider for all the Overwatch League matches with streams in English, Korean, and French. This exclusivity deal does not apply to China.

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. More details about insider content and additional rewards for the biggest fans, as well as Cheering with Overwatch League Cheermotes, will be announced as they become available.

To celebrate the event's launch, a new update has added a ton of new Overwatch skins. To learn more about Overwatch League, check out GameSpot's coverage below:

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