The only other eSports deal comparable in size is one signed in late 2016 between streamer BAMTech and Riot Games, the publisher of the popular League of Legends franchise.
Twelve permanent teams representing national and global cities will face each other in regular-season matches, then the best teams will later compete in playoffs to determine the first-ever OWL champion.
Scott "Custa" Kennedy is the lone Australian face in the league, now listed on Dallas Fuel's roster.
In comparison to traditional sports TV viewership the Premier League, whose TV rights last sold for 5 Billion Pounds, has an average TV viewership of 819 000 per match. We finally saw a win from Dynasty with a score of 2-1. "January 10th is an historic day for esports and we are so grateful to our team owners, our media partners, our sponsors, and most of all our players for their pivotal role in the establishment of the Overwatch League". The teams that rise to the top in their respective groups will then enter playoff-style competition aiming to be crowned league champions.
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Shortly after, Overwatch League will hold an All-Star Weekend.
The second match of the day pit the Los Angeles Gladiators Vs. Shanghai Dragons.
The league has two teams representing Los Angeles: the Los Angeles Gladiators, owned by Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke and his 37-year-old son Josh, and the Los Angeles Valiant, owned by Immortals, a Culver City-based e-sports organization.
Since their inception, esports have been leading the way with online streaming.
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The video game giant, which is behind "Call of Duty" and "Candy Crush", will broadcast the games on several platforms, including Amazon's Twitch.
The full Overwatch League schedule, as well as results and standings, can be found on the official website. Anyone with speedy enough internet access will be able to catch every match there. There's a great Overwatch League FAQ on Reddit, too, as well as five pieces of advice for watching OWL, as it's known, which you may want to check out.
Overwatch League's two-year deal to stream its matches on Twitch is the biggest such contract in esports history, worth at least $90 million ( £66 million), according to a new report from Sports Business Journal. You can grab it on iOS here and on Android here.
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