Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Overwatch League
Yesterday, Blizzard announced that the Overwatch League, the final word in competitive Overwatch, is partnering with Twitch for the biggest tournament ever. Here you can find all the details you need for catching every moment of the Overwatch League.
Watching The Games
There's a few different streaming options for watching the Overwatch League matches. Blizzard has formed an exclusive partnership with Twitch, which is likely where most people will watch it. You can also catch matches on MLG.com, and on OverwatchLeague.com. All three of these options, even the Overwatch League website, has iOS and Android apps that you can use if you don't have access to a computer but are out and about with your phone or tablet. The Overwatch client itself can also be used to watch episodes.
Twelve teams are competing across two divisions and are mostly regional, so you shouldn't have a hard time finding a team to cheer for based on geography alone.
Boston Uprising (Bostona, MA)
Florida Mayhem (Florida)
Houston Outlaws (Houston, TX)
London Spitfire (London)
New York Excelsior (New York City, NY)
Philadelphia Fusion (Philadelphia, PA)
Dallas Fuel (Dallas, TX)
Los Angeles Gladiators (Los Angeles, CA)
Los Angeles Valiant (Los Angeles, CA)
San Francisco Shock (San Francisco, CA)
Seoul Dynasty (Seoul)
Shanghai Dragons (Shanghai)
The full schedule for all four weeks can be found here. Below is the listing for the games of the opening day, January 10.
(Times are approximate)
4:00 PM PST: San Francisco Shock vs. Los Angeles Valiant
6:00 PM PST: Shanghai Dragons vs. Los Angeles Gladiators
8:00 PM PST: Dallas Fuel vs. Seoul Dynasty
Overwatch League Skins
If you have a favorite team, or just want to show regional pride, Blizzard is selling Overwatch League tokens which are then used to pay for Overwatch character colors representing each team. You get one color for one character free if you log in before February 21, but you are free to buy currency if you want to buy them all. This can be done through the Overwatch client. Hope your favorite team has good colors!
That's the basics! Which team are you rooting for?