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During yesterday's Overwatch League media day in Los Angeles, one of the most mentioned names belonged to a player who's not even on an OWL team.

Fans that are interested in viewing the Overwatch League they should know that the first season of the league will be running until June, and will complete with playoffs in July. Goldhaber agreed with a fan that Overwatch League becoming one of the top four esports leagues in its first year "should be considered" a success.

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The usual social media channels will be constantly updating too and Blizzard have also released an official Overwatch League app for mobile devices. This treatment does not include transmission rights, but technological development and commercialization.

This $90 million deal is similar to the one put together by Riot Games and BamTech in 2016 for exclusive League of Legends streaming, though that was larger at a reported $300 million according to PCGamesN.

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Games are also being broadcast on MLG, the Overwatch League website and app, and a new tab in Blizzard's Battle.net desktop app. "With 12 first-class teams representing major cities from Asia, Europe, and North America, we're confident that the inaugural season of the league is going to redefine what people expect from esports-and be a giant celebration of the Overwatch community as a whole". Both teams from Los Angeles seized the moment and dominated their matches, and this New Yorker is anxious to see what Excelsior can do during launch week.

For European viewers the matches took place very late at night, so they've been watching the replays as they woke up this morning. Gamers can show support for their favorite team by donating money to the league and will receive League Tokens in exchange. With over a year in the making, fans all over the world tuned in to watch with anticipation. The GRTV team are in LA reporting on the event, and during their adventures, they captured press conference footage of five of the six teams involved in the first day's action. Before today's climb, shares of Activision Blizzard had soared over 70% in the last 52-weeks. Overwatch League had a chance to turn this around by leveling the playing field and allowing teams to select the best players they could find instead of players forming teams by their own volition (which is how most successful teams in young esports start).

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