Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Industry | By Dora Warner

Overwatch League kicks off inaugural season, Valiant, Gladiators, Dynasty pick up wins

Overwatch League kicks off inaugural season, Valiant, Gladiators, Dynasty pick up wins

At the end of it all, the Overwatch League Championship will be decided and the winning team will be granted a Dollars $1 million bonus. Given that Overwatch has been one of the best competitive team FPS games in recent memory, for a long time Twitch has been home to numerous major Overwatch Tournaments. Had the deal not gone through I'm sure a lot of fans would be left wondering exactly what sort of alternatives would have been made available to view the league matches? That deal had nothing to do with streaming League and was just for what SBJ calls "joint tech-development and commercialisation". For its league to succeed, it will need to convince those gamers and beyond to watch others play. Tomorrow's games starts at 8:00AM Philippine Standard Time, with the London Spitfire taking on Florida Mayhem, followed by Philadelphia Fusion facing off against the Houston Outlaws.

Into the AM has a dedicated merchandise tab that features Overwatch League jerseys for all the twelve participating teams. Needless to say, the SoCal team took the last map, Numbani, to sweep the NoCal team clean 4-0.

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Esports have always been plagued with the problem of having nearly no female representation at the top level, especially in team games.

The first Overwatch League match kicks off today at 4pm PST, which you can watch below. Not only is the Overwatch League shaping up to be a compelling viewing experience for fans of the FPS, but it seems destined to attract a slew of newcomers to the game, too.

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Capturing the digital consumer is central to the Overwatch League's plan to command the marketplace. The first match will be between San Francisco Shock and Los Angeles Valiant. The stacked and talented Dallas Fuel roster face off against the Koreans of Seoul Dynasty, three of whom were members of the Overwatch Cup winning team. In their only preseason meeting, the Valiant got the W, 3-2.

Since their inception, esports have been leading the way with online streaming. Anyone with speedy enough internet access will be able to catch every match there.

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Employees commented on WCPO's Facebook page and said they had no notice of the closure before receiving a letter in the mail. The closings come the same day that Walmart annouced it will increase its starting wage and give employees cash bonuses.


Unlike normal skins, Overwatch League cosmetics are purchased away from other collectables and with individual credits that can only be bought with real money. Shortly prior to it going live, the publisher announced that they had struck a record-breaking $90 million deal with Twitch to stream the event exclusively on the site across its first two seasons. You can grab it on iOS here and on Android here.

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