Twitter will now be streaming highlights and live content from Blizzard Entertainment’s esports team, Overwatch League.
Under the pact, which runs till the end of 2019, Twitter will launch a weekly preview show — “Watchpoint” — covering upcoming Overwatch League matches, starting with the 2019 season. In addition, Twitter will distribute highlight clips from every match of the OverwatchLeague regular season, playoffs, Grand Finals, and All-Star Weekend.
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The new partnership will start with the Overwatch League All-Star Weekend (Aug. 25–26) at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles.
“Twitter is where Overwatch League conversations happen and we’re thrilled to bring more content to the platform for several years,” said Rishi Chadha, head of gaming partnerships at Twitter. “Overwatch League is one of the most Tweeted-about esports leagues on the platform, and this partnership will bolster that conversation.”
The Overwatch League is the first major global professional esports league with city-based teams across Asia, Europe, and North America. Overwatch was created by globally acclaimed publisher Blizzard Entertainment (a division of Activision Blizzard—Nasdaq: ATVI), whose iconic franchises have helped lay the foundations and push the boundaries of professional esports over the last 15 years.