Today is the Overwatch League announced changes the way fans can see his streams.
Over the past season, the Overwatch League drastically changed its viewing options Switch platforms from Twitch to YouTube. The move was unpopular with fans as YouTube lacked many of the features that made Twitch viewers unique and engaging.
On Twitch, you can earn tokens for the time you’ve spent watching live games to spend in-game on Overwatch League skins and sprays. The league’s channel also had a premium subscription package that gave players access to the Command Center – a tool that fans could use to customize their view of the game.
Today’s changes seem to bring a bit of the same Twitch benefits to YouTube.
“You can watch live games and earn rewards right on the website Overwatch League YouTube channel
In the middle of last season, the Overwatch League somewhat restored the ability to earn tokens. To do this, fans had to bypass YouTube, the primary platform, and watch games directly on overwatchleague.com or on the league’s mobile app. Now that you’ve linked your YouTube and Blizzard accounts, it’s time to earn tokens the old-fashioned way.
The 4K resolution is also used in OWL games, as are the players’ facecams and the ability to create clips. Clips for YouTube were announced However, they are still under test and only available to a select few channels, which now include the Overwatch League.
“All Overwatch League games – live and on-demand – on our YouTube channel offer clip functions that allow you to cut and share your favorite moments for up to 60 seconds of video,” the announcement said.
Clips were the main way to share game highlights and were all but wiped out when the league jumped on platforms. Having that functionality again will be a huge plus for the fans (I know it is for me.)
The Overwatch League kicks off April 16, but you can get a head start on token accumulation by watching the Experimental Card Tournament starting March 26.