The 'Overwatch' League launched with no female players, but plenty of excuses

The 'Overwatch' League launched with no female players, but plenty of excuses

Here's how to watch each stage of the Overwatch League. Viewers will also be able to participate in a "viewership reward system" which grants in-game rewards that are Overwatch League inspired loot. The league, due to start on the 10th of January, was set to be one of the biggest competitive leagues out there.

When asked if the new league is a way to promote the games or a way to drive revenue through the competitions themselves, Kotick said it was both.

At BlizzCon 2016, Blizzard announced the Overwatch League, promising to bring esports to another level never before seen in the industry.

The first day of the inaugural season held steady viewership numbers that towered above other popular games on Twitch such as League of Legends and Playerunknown's Battlegrounds. Although born in New Jersey, he was raised in nearby La Cañada Flintridge and said the Blizzard Arena's importance is tied to replicating the "special" moments he experienced in local arenas as a Los Angeles sports fan.

It's a big move for Amazon-owned Twitch and according to Sports Business Daily could cost it somewhere in the region of $90 million, making it one of the biggest deals ever in esports.

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Overwatch League opening day numbers have been released.

(Blizzard Entertainment)What are the Overwatch League skins?

Last night's winners were Los Angeles Valiant, thumping San Francisco Shock 4-0; Los Angeles Gladiators, creaming Shanghai Dragons 4-0; and Seoul Dynasty, overcoming Dallas Fuel 2-1. These are permanent teams based in cities around the globe. Overwatch League has different teams associated with different esports clubs. 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. All players who log in between now and February 13, 2018, will receive enough League Tokens to obtain a team uniform of their choice free.

But Blizzard's push to publicize the Overwatch League would be futile if the matches themselves weren't up to scratch. Matches will take place every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Key events that may have been missed are replayed nearly instantly, while each match is followed by a highlight reel and a deconstruction of each round's key moments by the League's presenters. Since the very beginning, Blizzard has touted Overwatch as a game of inclusivity and diversity, with a selection of characters that includes everything from multiple women of colour to a moon ape.

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