Twitch signs $90 million Overwatch streaming deal

People who watch other people play video games on the internet will be interested to know that online broadcasting megathing Twitch has now signed a two-year streaming deal with Overwatch League for “at least” $90 million, the biggest deal of its kind ever in esports.

According to reports on Sports Business Daily and Kotaku, Twitch will host all regular and post-season Overwatch League content, including exclusive distribution of half of its 12 weekly matches, sharing simultaneous streaming of the other half with Blizzard’s own Major League Gaming platform. The 2018 Overwatch League season starts tomorrow morning local time, opening with San Francisco Shock versus Los Angeles Valiant and nobody on the payload, live from the Blizzard Arena in Burbank, California.

“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,” explains Blizzard COO Armin Zerza in the press stuff.

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