The official Overwatch League details released
Blizzard announced the details of their Overwatch League at the Blizzcon Opening Ceremony today. The league seeks to shake things up and bring Overwatch eSports into the modern (or traditional?) era.
News of the long awaited Overwatch League was finally released today by Blizzard at their popular annual gaming festival, Blizzcon. As we’ve said previously, teams participating in the league will be formed regionally and will follow a traditional sports model, with free agency and a signing period. The league will also feature minimum salary and benefits for players, but Blizzard has yet to announce the specifics on those.
According to Blizzard’s press release:
For up and coming players the League will have a combine (proving ground) for them to show off their skills, with a chance to earn a coveted spot on a pro team. Blizzard has yet to announce when the league will begin, whether or not the league will feature inter-regional play or how long it will last, but they have certainly made a splash in with their official eSports plans for their first ever FPS.
Expect a critical look and evaluation of the setup from us soon!
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