Published On: Wed, Jan 10th, 2018

Twitch Buys Exclusive Overwatch League Streaming Right

Twitch has secured the exclusive rights to livestream the Overwatch League’s first two seasons for a reported $90 million.

In a press release,  Overwatch League described the deal as “historic”, saying that it ensured “that every match of the world’s first major global city-based esports league will be readily available to fans across the globe”.

Excepting in China, Twitch will be the exclusive streaming partner of the League, presenting every match in English, Korean and French. Viewers will also be able to earn rewards for watching, including in-game items.

SportsBusinessDaily‘s sources say this deal cost Twitch in the region of $90 million, although this may cover existing elements of Twitch and Activision-Blizzard’s relationship beyond Overwatch League.

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