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10m tuned in to watch during Overwatch League’s first week

The first week of the Overwatch league drew big numbers, with 10m people tuning in during the opening matches to make the opening week a big success. The Overwatch League debut topped Twitch’s viewer counts, with Blizzard announcing that the debut had an average of 408,000 viewers per minute, while …

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Twitch signs third-party broadcast deal for Blizzard’s Overwatch League, for a reported $90m

Late on Tuesday, Blizzard announced a two year streaming deal between Twitch and Blizzard’s Overwatch League that will see every match broadcast on Twitch’s streaming platform. The league, which kicks off on Wednesday 10 January, will be broadcast from Twitch.tv/overwatchleague, with Twitch becoming the third-party streaming provider for Overwatch League’s …

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Blizzard sells out 450-seat arena for first day of Overwatch League

The inaugural season of the Overwatch League is nearly here, and Blizzard has already announced that the first day is now officially sold out. The Overwatch League’s Twitter account announced the news late on Sunday night, revealing that they’d sold out for the day one match between San Francisco Shock …

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South Korea wins three world championship titles in 24 hours

Teams from South Korea were over the weekend crowned the world champions in three top esports. As previously reported, firstly Samsung Galaxy (SSG) claimed the League of Legends Worlds tournament after defeating fellow South Korean outfit SK Telecom T1 (SKT) 3-0. SSG had to come through a tough bracket to …

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Addressing Overwatch player toxicity is one of Blizzard’s ‘highest priorities’

Two of the leading Overwatch developers have said that addressing the game’s issue with toxic behaviour remains a key priority. Principal designer Scott Mercer told PC Gamer that the Overwatch team is working on "a multitude of initiatives internally", stressing that player reports are taken very seriously. "It’s super important …

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Blizzard announces HP and Intel as sponsors for the Overwatch League

Blizzard has announced HP and Intel as official partners for the Overwatch League. The news, delivered in a plaintext tweet without an image, link or any other accompanying media, states as much as i’ve already told you. HP and Intel are going to be sponsors for the Overwatch League, but …

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South Korean military hosts internal Overwatch tournament

The South Korean army hosted an Overwatch tournament earlier this week, while members of the Republic of Korea Army competing for glory in the Overwatch Soldier: 76 tournament on October 8. Teams from different branches of the ROK Army came together to show who among them was the best as …

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Rogue disband Overwatch team after being turned away from OWL

Rogue, one of the best known and highest achieving Overwatch teams outside of Korea, has announced that it is releasing its roster after the team were unable to secure a spot in Blizzard’s forthcoming Overwatch League (OWL).  Rogue, a team of french players based out of Las Vegas, were regular faces …

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