The Overwatch League quarterfinals start Wednesday, Jul 11 during 8 p.m. ET and fans can now watch all of a movement on ESPN, Disney, and ABC networks, “Overwatch” developer Blizzard Entertainment announced Wednesday.
Blizzard, ESPN, and Disney have sealed an disdainful multi-year broadcasting understanding that includes tonight’s playoffs, a Season 1 grand finals holding place during a Barclays Center in New York after this month, and Overwatch League Season 2. Blizzard will announce sum about a Overwatch League World Cup during a after date.
Matches will atmosphere on ESPN, ESPN 2, Disney XD, and ABC. Coverage will also be accessible for ESPN and Disney network subscribers live on a ESPN and DisneyNOW apps. Fans can still watch on video diversion livestreaming height Twitch as well.
Overwatch League’s grand finals will be a initial esports foe to atmosphere live on ESPN’s flagship network in primetime, and it will be a initial promote of an esports championship on ABC.
“The Overwatch League Grand Finals is by distant a many extensive radio placement for an esports eventuality over a singular weekend: 10 sum hours over 4 networks and 3 days,” pronounced Disney and ESPN Media Networks executive clamp boss of associate sales and selling Justin Connolly,. “This altogether partnership with Disney/ABC, ESPN and Blizzard represents a continued joining to esports, and we demeanour brazen to providing marquee Overwatch League coverage opposite a radio platforms for fans.”
This is not a initial time ESPN has aired a Blizzard esports event. It promote a initial dual seasons of Heroes of a Dorm, a college-level championship for Blizzard’s multiplayer online conflict locus diversion “Heroes of a Storm.” The third season, however, aired exclusively on Facebook final year.
The Overwatch League Grand Finals start on Friday, Jul 27 during 7 p.m. EDT with a initial best-of-five compare on ESPN, and it continues on Saturday, Jul 28 during 4:30 p.m. EDT with a second and intensity third array on Disney XD. Day dual of a grand finals will re-air on ESPN 2 during 9 p.m. EDT. There will also be a prominence uncover airing Sunday, Jul 29 during 3 p.m. EDT on ABC.
Overwatch League 2017–2018 Playoffs and Grand Finals Telecast Schedule (all times Eastern):