ESPN, Disney XD and Blizzard Announce Telecast Agreement for Overwatch League

Posted by Montu 9:30 AM (CDT)

Thursday July 12, 2018

Esports must be getting pretty good if ESPN and Disney are interested in it. They along with Blizzard announced an exclusive broadcasting deal for the Overwatch League that kicked off on both cable networks last night. With that said, I've tried watching some esports and I couldn't really get into it. However, someone must be watching this stuff or else we wouldn't see two big cable networks carrying it. I guess it makes sense though since so many streamers seem to have large followings. I wonder how many [H] readers follow esports?

"We’re excited to be working with ESPN and DisneyXD to bring Overwatch esports to an even wider audience," said Pete Vlastelica, President and CEO of Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues. "We’ve seen incredible passion and support from fans during the inaugural season of the Overwatch League, and we’re looking forward to capping it off for them with an epic Grand Finals at Barclays Center later this month."