Twitch buys exclusive streaming rights for Overwatch League

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

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Published Thu, Jan 11 2018 3:48 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:53 AM 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.

Twitch buys exclusive streaming rights for Overwatch League | TweakTown.com

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.

Jak joined the TweakTown team in 2017 and has since reviewed 100s of new tech products and kept us informed daily on the latest science and space news. Jak's love for science, space, and technology, and, more specifically, PC gaming, began at 10 years old. It was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on an old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of typical FPS, Jak holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.

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