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What you need to know about Overwatch League

13 January 2018, 01:55 | Shelley Chandler

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The new skins can be bought within the Overwatch game by using the new in-game currency - League tokens, which will enable you to support your favourite teams during the season.

Tomorrow's matches are: London Spitfire vs Florida Mayhem, Philadelphia Fusion vs Houston Outlaws, and Boston Uprising vs New York Excelsior.

Scott "Custa" Kennedy is the lone Australian face in the league, now listed on Dallas Fuel's roster. Similar to the other American sports, the top team in each division at the end of the season will get a bye in the first week of the playoffs. Fuel's individual plays matched up against the superior Dynasty macro game but all in all, Seoul takes the overall win 2-1. One of the biggest tasks that lay ahead of the production was to make the game's chaotic action easy to follow across 12 players, and day one of the Overwatch League was evidence that this has been achieved. Just like any other major sport, each team in the League has its own, unique color scheme.

The league's minimum base salary is $50,000. Of note, Business Insider claimed Overwatch (the game, not the league) was already among that group even before Overwatch League's inaugural season began yesterday. The inaugural matches are running from January 10th- January 13th.

Shanghai Dragons lost out to LA Gladiators, to the same scoreline, and you can hear the thoughts of the Chinese team below.




Even though the game is being held in the morning which is a rather inconvenient time to watch, the Korean channel, in particular, shows a somewhat remarkable number of 18,000 viewers.

"[The arena] pushes esports to that extra step as being viewed from an online video-game experience to more of an orchestrated sporting event", he said.

The Overwatch league's long and packed schedule, with an array of different viewing options for fans, should give Activision Blizzard the chance to cash in from advertisers. Anyone with speedy enough internet access will be able to catch every match there.

Blizzard is desperate to turn the Overwatch League into esport's next big thing, and they will do anything to get there.

Blizzard is giving away 100 League Tokens free for players who log in to their "Overwatch" account, whether on the PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. You can grab it on iOS here and on Android here.



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