Overwatch Gets New Skins Today; Marks The Start of A New League

Alan Olson
January 10, 2018

Twitch will serve as the exclusive third-party broadcast partner for the league's regular season, playoffs and championships in three different languages: English, Korean and French.

Aside from the hundreds of new skins added to Overwatch, a slew of minor bugfixes have been pushed to the game.

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

In order to help clarify the hectic action of Overwatch for spectators, one of Blizzard's new features for the Overwatch League was the introduction of team hero skins. Matches will also be streamed on the official Blizzard website.

Which is why today's announcement that the next two years of the Overwatch League (Seasons 1 and 2) will be exclusively broadcasted on Twitch is such a comfort to fans. League Tokens are a new form of in-game currency in Overwatch that players can buy in bundles. "Each future team-skin purchase will require 100 League Tokens". It would cost $99.99 to buy all of the skins for a single team. 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.

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"The Overwatch League is making a major impact on esports by reshaping the industry with city-based teams", said Twitch chief operating officer Kevin Lin said in a press release.

"Our fans love to engage with content on Twitch, and we wanted to drive significant viewership of the Overwatch League in its inaugural season and beyond", said Armin Zerza, COO of Blizzard Entertainment. "That's why this historic and ground-breaking partnership is perfectly suited for Activision Blizzard, for Twitch, and-most importantly-for our growing global fanbase".

The inaugural season kicks off tomorrow, and will run until June 2018. Blizzard Entertainment has previously done a similar rewards system for Twitch Prime customers in its card game title Hearthstone.

A full schedule and information about ticket sales can be found here, and all matches can be viewed live here.

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