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Overwatch League will return to cable, network television

Season 2 of the Overwatch League is literally just around the corner. It starts on February 14 and it will air on Disney XD, ABC, and the ESPN app.

Additionally, the League will be available in multiple countries in Europe. Blizzard has made a multi-year partnership with German TV broadcaster Sport1. Therefore, fans will be able to watch the League on traditional television in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. While Twitch will remain the primary distribution channel (a deal that reportedly cost $90 million), all matches will also be available on the ESPN app.

The Overwatch League is a major global tournament organized by Blizzard Entertainment that pits city-based professional teams against one another. It has so far been a resounding success in popularity, and it boasted the hefty $3.5 million in prize pool during its first season. With Season 2 building on this foundation, we are expecting both popularity and money up for grabs to skyrocket.

Moreover, further coverage can be discovered on Disney XD and ABC. Previously, the League had impressive ratings. This is a quite significant moment for esports and it marks the continuous progress that Blizzard makes to try and diversify the viewership of the League.

With the schedule already revealed, things are about to get exciting in just a few days.

Thumbnail Image Credit: Blizzard Entertainment. 

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