SAN FRANCISCO – January 31, 2019
Twitch, the leading service and community for multiplayer entertainment, and Blizzard Entertainment today announced the Overwatch League All-Access Pass for the 2019 season is now available to purchase at a new $14.99 USD price point. As the ultimate Overwatch League super-fan bundle, the new All-Access Pass includes an enhanced Command Center that enables extensive viewing options including the first-person point of view from any in-game player, 200 Overwatch League Tokens valued at $9.99*, ad-free viewing, a discount on Overwatch League merchandise, reward incentives, fun new prize-driven challenges throughout the season, and more. The 2019 Overwatch League season begins on February 14.
Statements from Matt McCloskey and Nate Nanzer
“Our approach to this season’s Overwatch League All-Access Pass was to work with Blizzard to create the ultimate superfan experience based on community feedback from last season,” said Matt McCloskey, VP Commerce, Twitch. “Since the biggest request was more personal ways to view all the Overwatch League action, we’ve overhauled the Command Center for an evolved Twitch viewer experience. This includes letting fans choose the main view from any competitor at any time, as well as choosing from a wide range of viewing templates, such as overhead maps among other options. Not only is the camera versatility groundbreaking for Overwatch League, it will change the way people want to watch esports for years to come.”
“The Overwatch League is going to be even bigger and better for 2019, and so is the Overwatch League Twitch All-Access Pass,” said Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer. “We had some great feedback from our community in 2018 and I’m particularly excited that All-Access Passholders will be able to watch however they choose with the new and improved Command Center. The Overwatch League All-Access Pass is packed with value and new features that fans worldwide are sure to love.”
Specific benefits of the 2019 Overwatch League All-Access Pass include:
Fans can get the pass for a one-time purchase of $14.99 (half the original price of the 2018 pass), by visiting the information page or the Overwatch League Twitch channel. The All-Access Pass benefits last through Dec. 31st, 2019, while Twitch emotes, badges, and in-game content passholders keep forever.
Overwatch League Command Center
When Overwatch League 2019 Season Matches start on February 14th, All-Access Passholders will unlock access to a Twitch-exclusive Overwatch League Command Center, allowing them to bounce between the first-person point of view from any in-game player, the main broadcast view and multiple customized three-feed template views, including an overhead map of all the action for the ultimate personalized viewing experience.
200 Overwatch League Tokens
These tokens, a $9.99 value*, can be used to select from over 100+ Overwatch League team skins**. 100 tokens get passholders both a hero’s home and away team skin with the freedom to choose the team they want!
Discount on Overwatch League Merchandise
Overwatch League superfans now can dress the part with access to a high-value discount on Overwatch League Merchandise. When fans purchase the All-Access Pass, they’ll receive a one-time code to get 20% off their cart.
All-Access Passholder Chat Rooms
Chat with fellow Overwatch League All-Access Passholders to debate the latest matches and hold meaningful and digestible conversations with a like-minded community. There will also be an exclusive player Q&A at the end of each match day.
Bits for Twitch Prime Members
Twitch Prime members who sign up for the Overwatch League All-Access Pass will receive 500 Bits upon purchase.
Overwatch League Viewing Challenges for Twitch Exclusive Rewards
Passholders can participate in weekly personal challenges. Stage and community challenges reset at each stage, and rewards include emotes, channel badges, and top global cheer badges, allowing fans to show the world their commitment to their favorite Overwatch League teams.
*: Value of 200 Overwatch League Tokens in USD. Pricing may vary by SKU and region.
**: The League Tokens rewards program is available to PC, Xbox One® and PlayStation®4 system players. Linking your Blizzard Battle.net and Twitch accounts is required to receive League Tokens. Once linked, PC players will get the tokens automatically. Xbox One® players also will need to link their Battle.net and Xbox Live accounts and PlayStation®4 players will need to follow the additional steps outlined here. Geographic restrictions and other terms and conditions may apply with more information available on the Overwatch League site. For more information on the Overwatch League All-Access Pass, visit this page, and for more information on the Overwatch League, visit OverwatchLeague.com.
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About the Overwatch League™
The Overwatch League™ is the first major global professional esports league with city-based teams across Asia, Europe, and North America. Overwatch® was created by globally acclaimed publisher Blizzard Entertainment (a division of Activision Blizzard—Nasdaq: ATVI), whose iconic franchises have helped lay the foundations and push the boundaries of professional esports over the last 15 years. The latest addition to Blizzard’s stable of twenty-two #1 games,Overwatch was built from the ground up for online competition, with memorable characters and fast-paced action designed for the most engaging gameplay and spectator experiences. To learn more about the Overwatch League, visit www.overwatchleague.com.
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