Just one day before the inaugural Overwatch League starts, Twitch announced they will be the “exclusive third-party provider” for all Overwatch League livestreams outside of China.
Twitch COO Kevin Lin said in a statement..
“The Overwatch League is making a major impact on esports by reshaping the industry with city-based teams. Given Overwatch’s consistent reign as a top viewed game by our community, we look forward to offering their pioneering style of league play to a large and passionate fanbase that will be able to bond over not only their favorite plays, but hometown pride.”
The first match will be at 4 pm PT on January 10 and feature the San Francisco Shock against the Los Angeles Valiant.