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Overwatch League-Twitch Deal Worth At Least $90M

10 January 2018, 01:32 | Ruben Fields

Overwatch League-Twitch Deal Worth At Least $90M

Overwatch League-Twitch Deal Worth At Least $90M

You'll be able to get your hands on the Overwatch League skins on January 10, the same day that stage 1 of the League begins.

The Overwatch League is one day away from starting and to kick up the hype developer Blizzard has released special skins for each character.

Activision Blizzard Inc. will televise matches for its new professional league for players of the video game Overwatch on Inc.'s Twitch, betting that fans of the service for gamers will embrace professionally produced competitions.

Overwatch has launched a patch that primarily focuses on adding in-game integration for the Overwatch League which is set to begin its first season tomorrow.

The Overwatch League tokens are used for one goal only at this time: purchasing league skins for your favorite esports teams.

Anyone hoping to get their hands on a League skin for their favorite team and character will be able to do so without actually buying any League tokens. To celebrate, Blizzard has teamed up with each teamed up with each team to create specific skins for the FPS's heroes to support those facing off!

Powerball 1/3/18 winning numbers, live lottery results for Wednesday's $460M drawing
The new jackpot, which could go off on Saturday (Sunday NZT), would be the eighth largest lottery prize ever in the US. A third ticket sold in Kentwood won $150,000 by matching four out of five numbers, the Powerball and the Power Play.

Talking about the deal, Twitch COO Kevin Lin said: "The Overwatch League is making a major impact on esports by reshaping the industry with city-based teams". If you want more information on the league including teams, how to watch it and more, check this complete guide here.

The two partners are also working on finding ways to part fans from their money with different features and rewards that will give perks to fans like in-game items and exclusives, the company said. Details on these in-game rewards or how to claim them are still being worked on, but Blizzard will announce more when they're ready.

You can get these Overwatch League tokens simply by following the same steps as you would were you to purchase the skins themselves.

The first season of the Overwatch League will run until June, with playoffs and finals scheduled for July.

The deal is not a surprise considering that Twitch and Blizzard have a long history of collaborating for esports events. Users can not get these skins or the in-game currency via loot boxes, seasonal events, or by spending their gold coins.

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