Overwatch League Enhances Fan Experience With 4K Viewing, Video Clipping, Always-On Player Cameras
Overwatch League is detailing exciting enhancements that will make the viewing experience even better and more rewarding. These improvements include video clipping, matches in 4K, and always-on player cameras.
For the first time in the history of the Overwatch League, fans will be able to enjoy each and every match this season in glorious 4K quality. Live and on-demand 4K matches will be available on the league’s YouTube channel, website, and mobile app on capable devices.
Clip and Share
Also new this season, all Overwatch League matches — live and on demand — on YouTube will feature clip functionality that allows fans to clip and share their favorite moments, for up to 60 seconds of video. For more information about how this feature works, go here.
Another new enhancement is always-on player cameras. The camera setups will allow fans to see more live shots of all the players competing — generally when matches are observing an individual player in first-person, the broadcast will also show their player camera feed live as well. Overwatch also plans to incorporate live player comms into the show at select moments, so fans can get even closer to the action and favorite players.
Watch and Earn
Continuing throughout the 2021 season, fans will be able to watch live matches and earn rewards. Users need to create a Blizzard account and link it with their YouTube account to start enjoying the Overwatch League Perks by T-Mobile. This season, fans will be able to earn League Tokens to use on a wider selection of Overwatch League skins and sprays — including two new Legendary skins, a custom Opening Week spray designed by Soe Gschwind, and more.
Overwatch is also introducing a new match scores ticker and a spoiler-free mode that allows fans to hide match results on the scores ticker, schedule, and standings sections.
The scores ticker and spoiler-free mode is scheduled to launch at the start of the Overwatch League season on April 16. The league has also designed a new virtual set and broadcast graphics package, which will be revealed on April 16 at the start of the Overwatch League season.