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Activision in multi-year deal with ESPN, Disney XD for live Overwatch league games


(Reuters) - Activision Blizzard Inc signed a multi-year agreement with ESPN and Disney XD on Wednesday for live coverage of its Overwatch e-sports videogame league, as rising popularity of the medium attracts more viewers.In January, Activision launched the professional e-sports league around its popular first-person shooter videogame, which has over 40 million players worldwide.The league's "Grand Finals", which will be telecast on ESPN, marks the first time live competitive gaming will air on the network in prime time, and will be the first broadcast of an e-sports championship on ABC, said ...

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 21:28 IST