Overwatch League Skins & Sprays Now Available In-Game

Steve Phelps
January 10, 2018

Blizzard revealed that skins will also be available to purchase in bundles, however, they've not shared anymore information on what they will cost for the time being.

A last-minute deal has been struck between the makers of video game Overwatch and streaming site Twitch a day before matches kick off in a newly created league. Today Blizzard has launched the new content alongside the new skins.

"The Overwatch League is making a major impact on esports by reshaping the industry with city-based teams", said Kevin Lin, COO of Twitch. The plan behind the new currency is to essentially perform an extra stream of income for the competitors - no details have been given regarding the currency but we know that Blizzard will be taking a portion. Watch live or dive into the action later with on-demand videos.

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Regardless of whether you agree with it or not, the skins do show support for the respective Overwatch teams and Blizzard is allowing you to show your allegiance by allowing you to select one skin by granting you tokens to purchase your first one in-game. For players who log on before February 13, they'll be awarded with enough "league tokens" to get one skin for a character for free.

The two-year deal with Twitch gives the platform exclusive worldwide rights to all the matches, which will be streamed in English, Korean and French.

Activision Blizzard said the deal was great "for our growing global fan base". According to the official announcement, exclusive cheermotes and other in-game items will be available to Twitch users thanks to the partnership. Twelve teams, comprising of professional Overwatch players from all across the world, will compete for the first Overwatch League championship title, where finals will be held in July 2018. The two-year period will include the league's first two seasons. "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". The first match goes live on January 10 at 4PM PST when the San Francisco Shock meet the Los Angeles Valiant.

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