Twitch Snags Multi-Year Streaming Rights For Overwatch League
The Overwatch League and video streaming platform Twitch today announced a new multi-year media rights deal. Every match from the league's first two seasons will be broadcast live exclusively on Twitch (except in China) starting on Wednesday, January 10th. This includes the regular season, playoffs, and championship matches. Streams will be available in English, Korean, and French.
"The Overwatch League is making a major impact on esports by reshaping the industry with city-based teams," says Twitch COO Kevin Lin. "Given Overwatch's consistent reign as a top-viewed game by our community, we look forward to offering their pioneering style of league play to a large and passionate fanbase that will be able to bond over not only their favorite plays, but hometown pride."
Overwatch League's first season runs until June, with playoffs and finals scheduled for July. A full schedule and information about ticket sales can be found at OverwatchLeague.com.