Twitch snags last-minute Overwatch League streaming deal

Twitch snags last-minute Overwatch League streaming deal

Shares of Activision Blizzard ATVI surged to a new all-time high on Thursday after the video gaming powerhouse debuted its new "Overwatch" esports league to much fanfare on Amazon's AMZN live-streaming site Twitch on Wednesday night. Stats were shown in-screen, replays of incredible plays were possible and the top down views used often to showcase the real strategies of the teams. This time the league will be broadcasted exclusively by Twitch.

You would've thought the only Chinese team in the league would've picked up the excellent Miraculous Youngster roster, but they didn't.

In fact, the Overwatch League Twitch channel broke the record for most concurrent viewers, surpassing Tyler1's 370 thousand viewers, which he himself set just a few days prior, in his return to streaming League of Legends.

Blizzard has a lot to celebrate over with everything they've accomplished with Overwatch. Not only did I pick up some tips to use in my own competitive matches, but I also thoroughly enjoyed the breakdowns of strategies, pushes, and why team composition is crucial to winning a plethora of matches with teammates. With Blizzard's pedigree for success and Overwatch's accessible, colourful gameplay I can't see it being anything but brilliant.

Oh and before I forget, in numerous rounds I watched it was incredible Widowmaker play that sealed the win for the teams.

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Los Angeles is the only city represented by two OWL teams, the L.A. Valiant adorned in black, green and gold as well as the L.A. Gladiators in white, purple and black. To learn more about the Overwatch League, visit www.overwatchleague.com.

At BlizzCon 2016, Blizzard announced the Overwatch League, promising to bring esports to another level never before seen in the industry. Dynasty met their match as they clashed against the Dallas Fuel.

A number of changes have been made to Overwatch's visual presentation in order to make it easier to follow for the viewer. Needless to say, the SoCal team took the last map, Numbani, to sweep the NoCal team clean 4-0. Seoul Dynasty players appear as completely clad in gold, with their abilities mimicking this color in order to differentiate their attack from those of their opponents, along with their permanently visible health bars and player tags.

The league is aiming to play matches on a home-and-away basis "as soon as possible", Scarpati said. "January 10th is an historic day for esports and we are so grateful to our team owners, our media partners, our sponsors, and most of all our players for their pivotal role in the establishment of the Overwatch League".

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