Overwatch Update Adds League Skins

10 January, 2018, 01:37 | Author: Yolanda Murray
  • Overwatch Update Adds League Skins

In massive news for the esports industry, popular online streaming service Twitch has partnered with the Overwatch League in order to provide a steady outlet to broadcast the league's first two seasons to internet users and esports fans across the globe. Users can not get these skins or the in-game currency via loot boxes, seasonal events, or by spending their gold coins. This covers the first two seasons of the league, including regular season events, playoffs, and finals.

See the team skins for all 12 city-based franchises.

Overwatch League skins & sprays are now available in the game according to patch notes posted on the game's official forums. To celebrate, Blizzard has teamed up with each teamed up with each team to create specific skins for the FPS's heroes to support those facing off!

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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. If you want more information on the league including teams, how to watch it and more, check this complete guide here.

Skin tokens can be purchased through Blizzard.

"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. This two-year deal, which encompasses the entirety of the league's first two seasons, makes that a reality. "Given Overwatch's consistent reign as a top viewed game by our community, we look forward to offering their pioneering style of league play to a large and passionate fanbase that will be able to bond over not only their favorite plays, but hometown pride".

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Twitch will also be working with Blizzard to bring new rewards to Overwatch League viewers in the form of exclusive in-game items and Cheermotes which will be announced when they are available.

The Overwatch League is set to launch on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at the Blizzard Arena in Burbank, Calif.

The inaugural season kicks off tomorrow, and will run until June 2018.

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