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ESPN, Disney XD sign multiyear broadcast deal for Overwatch League

July 12, 2018 / Ben Munson

In a sign that esports and traditional TV are continuing to cozy up, ESPN, Disney XD and Blizzard Entertainment have a new exclusive multiyear deal for live television coverage of the Overwatch League.The agreement kicked off with Overwatch League playoff coverage on Wednesday, July 11, on both networks, and the 2017–2018 Overwatch League season will wrap up with the Grand Finals live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on ESPN and Disney XD July 27–28. Subscribers can also livestream games on the ESPN App and DisneyNOW.In a first for esports and broadcast networks, ABC will air an Overwatch recap show on July 29 on ABC.