Last August, many sponsors withdrew their support for Activision Blizzard's e-sports leagues in light of the sexual harassment and discrimination allegations against the American giant. And with only two months to go until the new Overwatch League season... no major sponsors on the horizon.
A complicated season launch
For both Activision Blizzard and Overwatch, the upcoming fifth season of the Overwatch League is crucial. The game has been moribund for more than a year, and communication around Overwatch 2 is finally picking up. The anticipated sequel will have a closed beta on April 26, with a multiplayer-only beta, and will kick off the new Overwatch League season in early May.
But while fans of Blizzard's hit title will most likely be in attendance, that's not the case for the competition's financial engine: its sponsors. Since the investigations launched this summer against the American giant, no major sponsor is willing to open its doors. T-Mobile, Coca-Cola, Kellogg's and State Farm have long since cut ties with Activision Blizzard, and no major sponsor has been willing to associate its name with the company's e-sports leagues.
Overwatch League boss Sean Miller was reassuring (without much conviction), saying: "Our plans for the season have been in the works for some time, and we're looking to develop them further with, obviously, any partner past or present.
An e-sports affair to follow, then.
Is Overwatch a good video game?
Yes Overwatch is a great video game, we are proud to have given it a rating of 85%. Any good gamer must have played Overwatch at least once in his life, we can even fully consider it as one of the best games of the genre! In short, it is a must and you must try it if you have the opportunity!
Can I play Overwatch with my friends?
Yes, you can play Overwatch multiplayer (online) with your friends! So think about it the next time you have a party at home, it can be a great opportunity to have a great time with your friends and family, while determining who is the best at Overwatch!
Is Overwatch available on multiple platforms?
Yes, the game Overwatch is developed to be compatible with PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. It's quite handy to be able to play it on several different consoles, thanks to the Blizzard Entertainment development studio!
Is Overwatch a recent game?
No, Overwatch is not a recent game, it was launched in most regions on May 24th 2016, 7 years 4 months 11 days ago.
Overwatch has been released on PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Is there an official website for Overwatch?
Yes Overwatch has its own official website! You can find it by clicking here.
Is there a forum on the internet to discuss the game Overwatch?
Yes there is a website where Overwatch fans can meet to discuss and exchange content, tips and advice on the game. It's on the Reddit website and you can find this Subreddit by clicking here.
Is Overwatch compatible with VR?
No, Overwatch is not currently compatible with virtual reality, but we hope that one day it will be possible to play it with this new technology!
Does the game Overwatch have other names around the world?
Yes, the game is also known by these names around the world:
OW1 (Alternative Abbervation)
Overwatch 1 (Alternative title)
守望先锋 (Chinese title)
オーバーウォッチ (Japanese title)
옵치 (Korean Acronym)
오버워치 (Korean title)
Overwatch: Origins Edition (Other Alias)
play of the game (Other Alias)
鬥陣特攻 (Taiwanese Mandarin)
What are similar games to Overwatch?
Overwatch is a game similar to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Cyberpunk 2077, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, Horizon Zero Dawn, Paladins, Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1, Destiny 2 and PUBG: Battlegrounds, if you liked Overwatch, you will surely love this list of games we just mentioned! You can find our dedicated portals by clicking on the name of the games, and make your own opinion very quickly!