With Twitch being the platform to tune into if you’re interested in watching live streams, we’re sure that fans of Blizzard’s Overwatch must have been pretty thrilled when Blizzard and Twitch announced a two-year partnership, where Twitch will live stream Overwatch League matches for the next two years.
It turns out that it was a pretty damn good idea for both companies to be working together, because according to a tweet by Ben Goldhaber, Twitch’s director of content marketing, it seems that day one of the first Overwatch League stream managed to nab over 400,000 viewers, or to be more specific, Goldhaber claims that there were over 415,000 viewers who had tuned in to watch.
Overwatch League has peaked over 415k viewers. On Day 1. #OWL2018
— Ben Goldhaber (@FishStix) January 11, 2018
No doubt that this is great news for Blizzard who are trying to turn Overwatch into a competitive eSports game that could compete with the likes of Counter-Strike, DotA 2, League of Legends, and so on. Whether or not the league will be compelling enough to maintain this momentum remains to be seen, where team popularity will most likely play a factor as well, but so far it seems to be off to a good start.
Gamers who are interested in checking out the schedule for upcoming matches can head on over to the Overwatch League Match Schedule page.