BlizzCon 2016: Overwatch League Officially Announced

"A true, next-generation esports experience" is coming to Overwatch thanks to Blizzard.

Blizzard is going all in with Overwatch as they have now officially announced the Overwatch League. A few weeks after Activision CEO Bobby Kotick spilled the beans about a league in the works, BlizzCon’s opening ceremony was home to a trailer revealing plans for the league. 

The league will begin in 2017. Blizzard will actually host a combine for players to tryout for teams and those who are picked will be given a guaranteed contract with a minimum salary and benefits package included.

One of the most interesting parts of the league, however, is that the teams will be city-based, as opposed to organization-based. Blizzard thinks that this city-based format will give teams “the best opportunity to grow and thrive for years to come.”

More information will be shared over the coming months.

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