What are Overwatch League skins and how to buy them?

For now, though, Overwatch League is still in an awkward spot.

On top of that, if you sign up for the League's newsletter using your Battle.net email, you'll get another 100 extra tokens for free.

The first day of the inaugural season held steady viewership numbers that towered above other popular games on Twitch such as League of Legends and Playerunknown's Battlegrounds.

Overwatch is set to host a range of seasonal events throughout 2018 alongside the inaugural league, which will include Lunar New Year and the Summer Games. In response to the query, the game director said, "Blizzard World and the new loot box items release early this year". Fans were able to take in the three-match slate on Twitch, Major League Gaming platforms, as well as OverwatchLeague.com and its new app.

At BlizzCon 2016, Blizzard announced the Overwatch League, promising to bring esports to another level never before seen in the industry.

While other teams in the league need to feel each other out a bit, these two teams know exactly what the other is all about, and we saw some very high level play. If the Overwatch League delivers, and is fun to watch, that's fine by us.

First up it was LA Valiant against San Franciso Shock, with the LA-based team putting their Californian neighbours to the sword with a sweeping 4-0 victory.

Thankfully, the final match of the night between Dallas Fuel and Seoul Dynasty was a lot more exciting.

All 26 heroes in the game have received 12 skins each, one for each team, so no matter your main you can rock your team's colors.

Twitch has secured the exclusive rights to livestream the Overwatch League's first two seasons for a reported $90 million.

A number of changes have been made to Overwatch's visual presentation in order to make it easier to follow for the viewer.

Along with the launch of the new season, Blizzard is offering plenty of new character skins for players to get their hands on.

The camera changes are fast-paced but not hard to follow. They play Florida Mayhem today at 10pm GMT. It's professional without being sterile - commentators MonteCristo and Erik "DoA" Lonnquist inject a ton of personality into proceedings, making it nearly as enjoyable to listen to as it is to watch. "You have over-the-top advertising opportunities that wouldn't exist in traditional sports".

  • Salvatore Jensen