ESPN, Disney, ABC Airing Overwatch League

Variety | 7/11/2018 | Stefanie Fogel
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The Overwatch League quarterfinals start Wednesday, July 11 at 8 p.m. ET and fans can now watch all of the action on ESPN, Disney, and ABC networks, “Overwatch” developer Blizzard Entertainment announced Wednesday.

Blizzard, ESPN, and Disney have signed an exclusive multi-year broadcasting deal that includes tonight’s playoffs, the Season 1 grand finals taking place at the Barclays Center in New York later this month, the Overwatch World Cup later this year, and Overwatch League Season 2.

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Matches will air on ESPN, ESPN 2, Disney XD, and ABC. Coverage will also be available for ESPN and Disney network subscribers live on the ESPN and DisneyNOW apps. Fans can still watch on video game livestreaming platform Twitch as well.

Overwatch League’s grand finals will be the first esports competition to air live on ESPN’s flagship network in primetime, and it will be the first broadcast of an esports championship on ABC.

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“The Overwatch League Grand Finals is by far our most comprehensive television distribution for an esports event over a single weekend: 10 total hours over four networks and three days,” said Disney and ESPN...
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