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Blizzard's official Overwatch League app now live on the Play Store

09 January 2018, 09:43 | Justin Tyler

Blizzard's official Overwatch League app now live on the Play Store

Blizzard's official Overwatch League app now live on the Play Store

Developer Activision Blizzard hopes that the matches Twitch will stream will help make e-sports mainstream.

Among the Overwatch League app's many features are the ability to view various schedules and standings with real-time updates, and Blizzard plans to keep the app's feed fresh with loads of content including player profiles, game analyses, and exclusive interviews.

The fact the deal was struck so late could affect viewing numbers, said one analyst.

For the first two seasons, Twitch will be the exclusive worldwide third-party provider for Overwatch League. And speaking of which, the Overwatch League is set to kick off this coming Wednesday at the Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles, so there's no better time than now to pick up the new app.

Blizzard's official Overwatch League app now live on the Play Store

"There is no doubt that the delay in confirming the distribution deal will have impacted the negotiations by teams for sponsorships and will give Twitch very little time to build awareness before the first match, which suggests the opening matches may have relatively low viewer numbers".

Overwatch League skins are now available on Overwatch's live server. Twitch also revealed that they were working on custom Overwatch League Cheermotes.

In the future, it seems, Overwatch fans may be able to receive loot drops for watching the Overwatch League, as, for example, CS:GO fans have the opportunity for at the majors. Watch live or dive into the action later with on-demand videos. However, this deal does not include China. That's because, technically, the Overwatch League skins haven't gone up for sale just yet.

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