Today, Blizzard Entertainment has announced that the new season of Overwatch League has racked up more than 13 million viewers. Tickets were all sold out in the opening week but that did not stop viewers from tuning in from around the world. Exceeding the 10.8 million viewers from last year, it is a 30% up year over year on a global basis.
The second season of Overwatch League was held on February 14 at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles. With expansion franchises of eight teams joining this season, bringing the league’s total to 20 teams.
Have a look at the match highlights on the opening day:
Here are some pictures of fans watching the matches on linear and digital platforms:
The Washington Justice.
Hosted more than 400 fans for their inaugural game on February 16 at Penn Social, a sports bar in Washington D.C.
The Dallas Fuel.
Held its largest watch party to date with more than 800 fans at the Esports Stadium Arlington.
Shanghai Dragons cheering on.
Hangzhou Spark in full support.
Guangzhou Charge at OWL Watch Party.
Chengdu Hunters feeling enthusiastic.
Toronto Defiant giving their roaring support.
Overwatch League really is impressive having so many enthusiastic fans. What are your thoughts? For more information, you may head over to their official site.