Disney, Blizzard enter live esports deal for 'Overwatch'
Walt Disney networks have entered an exclusive deal for live broadcasts of Blizzard's Overwatch League, providing the next milestone in comprehensive esports coverage.
ESPN and Disney XD will broadcast coverage, which will begin with playoff coverage today on both networks and include the Grand Finals July 27-28. A recap show with highlights will air on ABC July 29.
The coverage will also be streamed live on the ESPN App and DisneyNOW.
It's the first broadcast of an esports championship on ABC.
Disney ESPN has marked an arrangement with Activision Blizzard for live TV scope of the Overwatch League, an esports alliance. The arrangement is the greatest yet for computer game engineer Blizzard Entertainment, and develops ESPN's duty to esports, where onlookers watch proficient video gamers contend.
The Grand Finals will stamp the principal communicate of an esports title on Disney's lead TV system, ABC, and the first run through live focused gaming will air on ESPN in primetime.
Overwatch scope will start with the playoffs on July 11, crosswise over both Disney XD and ESPN organizes and will complete with the Grand Finals live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, July 27– 28. A recap of features will air on ABC on July 29. All scope likewise will be accessible for ESPN and Disney organize supporters of stream live on the ESPN App and DisneyNOW.