Today, Overwatch League commissioner Nate Nanzer completed an AMA on the Competitive Overwatch subreddit. Nanzer announced some exciting things and gave excellent insight into the league's plans and even what a day in the life is like. Here are some highlights of the AMA.
Blizzard recently announced that Overwatch League fans would be able to obtain Overwatch League tokens to use specifically as currency for in-game league skins.
Nanzer clarified that there aren't any plans to reward fans with tokens when they watch matches or engage with the league in general, but they are thinking about it. Nanzer also announced that the Overwatch Open Division rewards Battle.net balance which can be used to purchase League Tokens.
The Overwatch League is definitely planning to dabble in fantasy leagues sometime in the future. There will be an official Overwatch League app available on January 9. Official Overwatch League merchandise drops tomorrow and will be available on the Blizzard Gear Store.
OWL is planning to have a preview show on Tuesdays and a recap show on Sundays starting in January.
Interestingly, Nanzer divulged some information about the OWL coaches and how they are going to communicate with players during and between matches.
Nanzer said, "coaches will be watching matches from just off stage in a 'dugout.' They will be able to talk to their players in between maps. The dugouts are really cool and we will have some content soon showing them to fans."
Check out the AMA in full and look forward to the first ever Overwatch League preseason starting tomorrow.
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