The Overwatch League and Twitter have expanded their cooperation, including almost-live highlight clips during games and, more importantly, Watchpoint, a live weekly show covering upcoming matches, with analysis match prediction and more, coming exclusively to Twitter starting in the 2019 season.
Overwatch League (source)
IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Overwatch League™ and Twitter today announced a new multiyear deal to bring highlights and livestream content to the platform, continuing with the Overwatch League All-Star Weekend, happening Aug. 25–26 at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles. The collaboration breaks new ground in creative programming and video-on-demand content.
Overwatch League All-Star Weekend
With the Overwatch League All-Star Weekend taking place this Saturday and Sunday, Twitter is making it easier than ever for fans to join in the conversation. Overwatch League will provide near-real-time video highlights to Twitter, including the most exciting moments of the Pacific Division and Atlantic Division All-Star matchups.
Live Weekly Show
Starting in Overwatch League’s 2019 season, Watchpoint, a weekly preview show covering upcoming Overwatch League matches, will be streamed live on Twitter via @overwatchleague. Watchpoint provides fans with stats, match predictions, analysis, and more.
Twitter will drive Overwatch League’s distribution of near-real-time highlight clips from every match of the Overwatch League regular season, playoffs, Grand Finals, and All-Star Weekend.
“From the inception of the Overwatch League, the community on Twitter has always been one of our most passionate and engaged,” said Daniel Cherry, vice president and chief marketing officer for Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues. “That’s why we are particularly excited to announce this collaboration, beginning with the Overwatch League’s All-Star Weekend.”
“Twitter is where Overwatch League conversations happen and we’re thrilled to bring more content to the platform for several years,” said Rishi Chadha, head of gaming partnerships at Twitter. “Overwatch League is one of the most Tweeted-about esports leagues on the platform, and this partnership will bolster that conversation.”