Overwatch League has signed a deal with Disney to host the playoffs on ESPN, Disney XD, and ABC networks. Here are the details.
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.
Overwatch League Playoffs And Grand Finals Telecast Schedule
|Wed., July 11||8 p.m. & 10 p.m.||Day 1 of Quarterfinals||Disney XD, ESPN3|
|Fri., July 13||8 p.m.||Day 2 of Quarterfinals||Disney XD, ESPN3|
|Sat., July 14||4 p.m.||Day 3 of Quarterfinals||Disney XD, ESPN3|
|Wed., July 18||8 p.m. & 10 p.m.||Day 1 of Semifinals||Disney XD, ESPN3|
|Fri., July 20||7 p.m.||Day 2 of Semifinals||ESPNEWS|
|Sat., July 21||7 p.m.||Day 3 of Semifinals||ESPN2|
|Fri., July 27||7 p.m.||Day 1 of Finals||ESPN|
|Sat., July 28||4:30 p.m.||Day 2 of Finals||Disney XD, ESPN3|
|Sat., July 28||9 p.m.||Day 2 of Finals||ESPN2 (re-air)|
|Sun., July 29||3 p.m.||Highlights Recap||ABC, 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.