Even that average is believed to be at least 100,000 viewers more than any previous Overwatch esports event was able to attract, but 415,000 is that much higher again than Overwatch League’s opening day average viewership and then some. However, teams do have their own knowledge panel.
The League itself is separated into two distinct divisions: Atlantic and Pacific.
The next round will pin London Spitfire against Florida Mayhem, Philadelphia Fusion against Houston Outlaws, and Boston Uprising versus the New York Excelsior. The first match will be between San Francisco Shock and Los Angeles Valiant.
Scott “Custa” Kennedy is the lone Australian face in the league, now listed on Dallas Fuel’s roster.
Activision Blizzard stock surged over 3% to reach a new all-time high of almost $69 per share on Thursday, as investors seem pleased with the prospect of a potentially massively popular world-wide esports league.
“We’ve been pretty vocal about our plans to build out a youth esports ecosystem for Overwatch and other games”, Fiden said in an interview.
Blizzard Arena Los Angeles is a roughly 450-seat, 50,000-square-foot, three-studio facility housed in the Burbank Studios, former home of “The Tonight Show”. For example, the Overwatch teams do not have the special scores box, but it might be added as the tournament progresses.
This much was revealed in an Overwatch forum post, as Kaplan replied to a user who had been wondering exactly when they should expect the game’s new Blizzard World map and its skins to go live. A year is an eternity in esports, and when the 12 franchises were finally announced and the regular season was set to begin in January, a sense of relief washed over me rather than excitement. Since a draw doesn’t reward either team with a point, Seoul Dynasty walked away the victors with a 2-1 record. A postseason and an all-star weekend are also scheduled.
Shanghai Dragons lost out to LA Gladiators, to the same scoreline, and you can hear the thoughts of the Chinese team below.
The league has two teams representing Los Angeles: the Los Angeles Gladiators, owned by Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke and his 37-year-old son Josh, and the Los Angeles Valiant, owned by Immortals, a Culver City-based e-sports organization.
Since their inception, esports have been leading the way with online streaming.