The Overwatch League kicks off as we speak, with preseason starting this afternoon for viewers within the US. But regardless of how shut we’re to the beginning of the event, it’s nonetheless not solely clear the place it’ll be broadcast.
Here’s every part we all know concerning the Overwatch League.
Blizzard have announced when and the place you possibly can watch the OWL, telling gamers they’ll have the ability to watch it on OverwatchLeague.com and MLG.com. Confusion has arisen, nevertheless, from the truth that nowhere does it counsel the Blizzard will probably be streaming their new esports collection through Twitch.
That’s regardless of Twitch and Blizzard asserting an ongoing partnership again in June. While that announcement doesn’t particularly point out the OWL, it does speak about Overwatch itself, however a lot of it focuses on unique Blizzard loot for Twitch Prime members, somewhat than any particular streaming preparations.
One Reddit thread means that it’s possible Blizzard make use of the identical broadcast technique as they did for the World Cup. Players had been informed they may watch these matches on the official World Cup website, which merely hosted a Twitch stream of the occasion on a separate website. Just to confuse you, nevertheless, a moderator on the Overwatch subreddit stated they’d reached out to a neighborhood supervisor, and had been informed that “preseason matches will only be streamed on overwatchleague.com.”
The Overwatch League begins at 16:00 PST (Midnight tonight within the UK), and can run till December 9. We’ve reached out to Blizzard for clarification on precisely how one can watch it.