Overwatch League on ESPN, Disney XD, and ABC

2018-05-19 / Photo: Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment

Overwatch League has signed a deal with Disney to host the playoffs on ESPN, Disney XD, and ABC networks. Here are the details.


Announced by ESPN today. Tonight’s play off matches between the Boston Uprising and Philadelphia Fusion, as well as the London Spitfire and Los Angeles Gladiators will finally break into prime time.

This is a huge leap for esports as OWL maintains one of the top ecosystems for the market. They just pushed forward into the mainstream. The league still hosts thousands of viewers on Twitch and their own network. However, the idea that esports will hit everyone’s televisions tonight is a major win for Blizzard.

Here is the schedule of coverage from ESPN:


Overwatch League Playoffs And Grand Finals Telecast Schedule

Wed., July 118 p.m. & 10 p.m.Day 1 of QuarterfinalsDisney XD, ESPN3
Fri., July 138 p.m.Day 2 of QuarterfinalsDisney XD, ESPN3
Sat., July 144 p.m.Day 3 of QuarterfinalsDisney XD, ESPN3
Wed., July 188 p.m. & 10 p.m.Day 1 of SemifinalsDisney XD, ESPN3
Fri., July 207 p.m.Day 2 of SemifinalsESPNEWS
Sat., July 217 p.m.Day 3 of SemifinalsESPN2
Fri., July 277 p.m.Day 1 of FinalsESPN
Sat., July 284:30 p.m.Day 2 of FinalsDisney XD, ESPN3
Sat., July 289 p.m.Day 2 of FinalsESPN2 (re-air)
Sun., July 293 p.m.Highlights RecapABC, ESPN3


So tonight when you sit down to cheer for your favorite teams, it is likely that thousands will be introduced to esports first hand.

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