Overwatch League commissioner, Nate Nanzer, was interviewed on Fox Business to talk about the Overwatch League, its sold out grand finals and the games general success.
@overwatchleague @natenanzer on @Varneyco Talking about the incredible growth and potential of #ESports like #OverwatchLeague #VR Watching on @Twitch and Bullish for the future of the @overwatchleague pic.twitter.com/8X0Kh9O6Q6— John Westra #VR #AR #Innovation (@John_Westra) June 14, 2018
Nanzer reveals that Overwatch is on track to be profitable in its first year, something he describes as "unheard of." The league is also one of a kind in that is a global league. Teams compete from around the world although the competitions are held in the United States. As Nanzer mentions in the interview, there are already plans to make this a truly global league and have teams traveling around the world to play at home or away.
In terms of viewership, it is no secret as to why the OWL has found so much success. The game targets teenagers and young men and women in their twenties and thirties, a demographic that Fox Business Host Stuart Varney "would kill for."
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