Earlier today, Blizzard Entertainment announced that it has joined forces with the technology giants Intel and HP Inc and the two companies are now sponsors of the Overwatch League. According to the clauses, the multi-year agreements include, Intel will support future Overwatch competitive events as well as the Overwatch League. Players who take part in the Overwatch League and Overwatch competitive events will use the Omen gaming PCs powered by Intel Core i7 processors.
Josh Kocurek, global marketing manager for gaming and esports for HP Inc. said that the main reason why the company has decided to work in collaboration with Blizzard was to make more people excited about the esports and “bring something new and exciting to a global label.” He went on to say that the Overwatch League events give HP an excellent chance to showcase the great potential of the Omen product line.
The joint venture of Blizzard, HP, and Intel is yet another vivid example of the sustainable growth of the esports industry. Pete Vlastelica, president and CEO of Blizzard’s Major League Gaming division, shared that the partnerships with Intel and HP represent a great opportunity for the Overwatch League to continue building its momentum.
The inaugural regular season of the Overwatch League is scheduled to kick off on January 10 in Los Angeles. It will wrap up in June with the playoffs taking place sometime in July. The preseason play starts on December 6 when the 12 teams in the league will play exhibition matches.