Ovewatch League Skins are Now Available For All Characters, For a Price

Herbert Rhodes
January 10, 2018

LOS ANGELES - Activision Blizzard and Twitch have completed a two-year deal to broadcast both season one and two of the Overwatch League on Twitch.tv, the two companies announced at the league's media day on Tuesday. In total that's a whopping 312 skins to start the season.

Twitch will be the third-party provider for everything from the regular season, through the playoffs and championship games and will broadcast in English, Korean, and French. Users can not get these skins or the in-game currency via loot boxes, seasonal events, or by spending their gold coins. That deal is exclusive on joint tech-development and commercialization, not competition coverage.

These home team skins - which are the more colourful ones - will be available for purchase ahead of the Overwatch League.

Each skin costs 100 League Tokens - the new in-game currency introduced to separate OWL purchases from the rest of the game.

But the lack of clarity was also a cause for some concern among Overwatch fans, who have been left uncertain as to how they'd be able to watch the matches. You can also view what their weapon looks like in the various team colors by selecting the icon right below the hero.

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The Overwatch League is scheduled to begin on January 10. This two-year deal, which encompasses the entirety of the league's first two seasons, makes that a reality. Players tuning in to Twitch during live matches will also be eligible to receive various in-game items as rewards, and though we don't know what the awards might include, the Overwatch League team plans to release more information about different rewards soon.

"The Overwatch League is making a major impact on esports by reshaping the industry with city-based teams", said Kevin Lin, COO of Twitch. Activision Blizzard stated it will announce more details around these in-game rewards in the future.

Get ready Overwatch fans, because your official eSports league begins tomorrow.

"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.

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