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    Activision Blizzard's Overwatch League Is the Blueprint for Professional Esports /Link



    Societal trends point to esports becoming just as popular as traditional sports one day.


    The first season of Activision Blizzard's (NASDAQ: ATVI) Overwatch League was a success by every measure. The game maker attracted major sponsors and a large audience that spent 160 million hours watching Overwatch League matches. To top it all off, Activision recently announced the sale of eight new teams for next season. 

    This brings the league to 20 teams representing major cities around the world, including New York, Washington, Paris, London, Los Angeles, Shanghai, and Seoul. The long-term goal is 28 teams, which at this pace might be accomplished within the next year. 

    A full house at Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the Overwatch League Grand Finals in July 2018. Image source: Activision Blizzard.

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    Published on 23 Sep 2018 at 01:32PM

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