The inaugural season for Overwatch League begins today pinning 12 teams from all over the globe against each other in Blizzard Entertainment’s popular comic shooter. From now until the summer, you Will Have the Ability to watch these groups compete:
Initially announced last year, The Overwatch League will be the very first global esports organization with teams representing a particular city. CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment Mike Morhaime talk this aspect in Addition to its possible influence going forward:
“The Overwatch League was made to deliver an amazing and one of a kind adventure for players, teams, and even fans. Together with 12 top-notch teams representing major cities in Asia, Europe, and North America, we’re confident the inaugural season of the league will redefine what people expect from esports–and also be a giant party of the Overwatch® community as a whole.”
Every match from the Overwatch League‘s first season will take place in Blizzard Arena Los Angeles in Burbank, California before June, with drama and finals intended for July.
Those who wish to represent their preferred staff are in fortune. Overwatch League uniforms can be found in-game for each and every team and hero. Players who log-in between today and February 13th, 2018 will be granted with 100 League Tokens — even a new currency in Overwatch — that is sufficient to pick one of these skins up. 50 percent of the revenue made from such uniforms will go to a shared pool for the 12 teams.
In addition, an Overwatch League tab will be available on the Battle.net desktop program. Viewers in China will use ZhanQi TV, NetEase CC, and Panda TV to watch the matches; the services will offer live streams, VOD, and much more.
The first game begins now at 4pm PST with the San Francisco Shock and the Los Angeles Valiant kicking off this season.