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Twitch buys exclusive streaming rights for Overwatch League

Twitch has claimed exclusivity rights for the Overwatch League debut in a $90 million deal

By Jak Connor from Jan 11, 2018 @ 3:48 CST

Starting on January 10, the Overwatch League has its debut, and now the only streaming service that fans of the game will find the tournament on is Twitch, as Twitch has made purchased the rights of the game for a massive $90 million.

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According to Sports Business Daily , Twitch has struck a deal with Activision Blizzard for exclusivity broadcasting rights for Overwatch League. The deal is reportedly the biggest exclusivity deal in eSports history and will provide fans of the game a selection of different languages to view it in so no one misses out. The stream will be broadcasted in Korean, English and French and everywhere except China.

The deal is believed to spread over a two-year time period which gives access to viewers the first two seasons of Overwatch League. Viewers will also be able to participate in a "viewership reward system" which grants in-game rewards that are Overwatch League inspired loot.

Fans that are interested in viewing the Overwatch League they should know that the first season of the league will be running until June, and will complete with playoffs in July.

NEWS SOURCES:Destructoid.com, Sportsbusinessdaily.com


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